Ethnic Kitchen is a documentary about five women—an American, a Uruguayan, a Chechen, a Jamaican, and a Roma—that immigrated to post-Soviet independent Lithuania for very different reasons. At first glance, their life stories seem unbelievable, but a closer look reveals that it is something that could happen to any of us. Ethnic Kitchen is not just a movie, it is an invitation to reflect on the things that make us feel like outsiders. It is also an encouragement to extend a helping hand to those around us having trouble fitting in.
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Read Dr. Egle Kackute’s review of Ethnic Kitchen in The Baltic Times.
T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! is a remarkably honest and open comedy about one woman’s rape, the obstacles she overcame on her journey to heal, and the lessons she’s learned. The show is written and performed by Kimleigh Smith, a best-selling author, activist, and actress whose television credits include “Bones,” “The Mentalist,” “Parenthood,” “Law and Order: LA,” “E.R.”, “Heroes”, and many others. Her one-woman show T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! has garnered her universal praise and multiple awards. Steven Leigh Morris of the LA Weekly says of Kimleigh, “She is without shame and she’s earned that right. There’s not a trace of self-pity; rather, super-hero determination.”
Read about the Lithuanian tour of T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! in The Baltic Times.
Read Kimleigh Smith’s exclusive interview for the Baltic States.
In March 2017, The Ethnic Kitchen invited 12 theatre makers from all over the world to Lithuania to run workshops for high-school students and cultural workers of Rokiskis, a small town in the North East of the country with the population of 15,000 people. The main goal of these workshops was to empower youth and cultural workers of Rokiskis to create positive change and innovation in their communities.
Read more about the Theatre for Community Empowerment project in The Baltic Times.