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Big Kitchen the Musical

Posted in Coffee Shop Chronicles

Congratulations to the great and powerful Judy (The Beauty) Forman, proprietor of The Big Kitchen, uppity feminist, and now the subject of an honest-to-God musical! Big Kitchen The Musical will have a preview Sept 22, 2014 and you’re invited! Congratulations

From Director Bryant Hernandez

Posted in Coffee Shop Chronicles, Legends, Press

I was lucky to be an actor in the first New Play Cafe’s production at The Big Kitchen in Southpark. I enjoyed working on two of the new plays by Kevin Six and Jonathan Hammond in such a very intimate

New Play Cafe presents Simply Sci-Fi

Posted in Coffee Shop Chronicles, Press, Production Updates, Simply Sci-Fi

Six new Science Fiction plays by San Diego writers, served with dessert and coffee, at The Big Kitchen August 15-30, 2013. New Play Cafe and The Big Kitchen Cafe are proud to present Simply Sci-Fi, beginning Thursday, Aug. 15 at

Simply Sci-Fi Company

Posted in Coffee Shop Chronicles, Press, Production Updates, Simply Sci-Fi

Plays Crash Bang Boom. by Nate Black, directed by Kevin Six featuring Tony Beville, Erik Cram and Steve Smith Don Juan Whitman on Earth by Carla Nell, directed by Eric Poppick featuring Laura Bohlin and J. Tyler Jones Evil Alan

From the UCSD Guardian

Posted in Coffee Shop Chronicles, Production Updates

Here is an excerpt from a very nice piece in the UCSD Guardian about, what else? New Play Cafe. Thanks to the paper and the author Jacey Aldredge. Just Desserts Featured San Diego’s New Play Cafe brings you some of

From San Diego City Beat

Posted in Coffee Shop Chronicles, Production Updates

Editors Hungry for New Play Cafe Offerings

Posted in Coffee Shop Chronicles, Production Updates

I have been contacted recently by two editors at separate publications in San Diego.  In the process of editing articles about The Coffee Shop Chronicles, they realized two things: 1. the writers told a compelling enough story to make them

From the San Diego Reader: The Coffee Shop Chronicles at New Play Cafe

Posted in Coffee Shop Chronicles, Production Updates

Jeff Smith, April 28, 2013 Facebook Twitter Out & About alerts Write a story for us More Sharing ServicesShare Email The set’s authentic. That’s because Coffee Shop Chronicles takes place at the Big Kitchen in South Park, where Judy “the

If you’re gonna make dessert, you’re gonna dirty some dishes

Posted in Coffee Shop Chronicles, Production Updates

So we did it. And it was a mess.  Just like life… love… anything that matters, really. At the end of the night, I don’t think there was a person who thought it wasn’t worth it. The countless hours spent

Photo: Paul Savage

Posted in Coffee Shop Chronicles, Press, Production Updates

He did it again.  He came in for a photo gig and insisted on creating art.  We asked for seven.  He gave us 63.  It was so hard to choose one for each play in The Coffee Shop Chronicles,  but