PlayCo’s Cabaret Gourmet

Cabaret Gourmet:

Ultra Violet

A quintessentially New York event celebrating the intersection of fine food and fabulous performances.


the play company

Founding Producer: Kate Loewald

Managing Director: Robert G. Bradshaw


Benefit Committee

Chef Jehangir Mehta

Katherine Alford

Bronwyn McElroy

Phil Halpern

Michael Fedele & Douglas Wurth


Board of directors

Carmine Boccuzzi & Victoria Reese, Co-Chairs

Jeffrey A. Sine, Vice-Chair

Michael Dweck, Treasurer

Kate Loewald , Secretary

Kyra Tirana Barry

Trip Cullman

Ruth Hendel

Lawrence Kaplen

George Sheanshang  

Philip Levy*

* In memoriam



Lauren Worsham & Kyle Jarro



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LISA GROSS and THE LEAGUE OF KITCHENS for their humanitarian mission, commitment to culinary excellence and cultural importance


LISA GROSS Founder/CEO, The League of Kitchens As the daughter of a Korean immigrant and a Jewish New Yorker, Lisa was raised on one grandmother’s denjang-guk and the other’s matzoh ball soup. The League of Kitchens is borne out of her passion for New York City, her love of cooking, and her connection to the immigrant experience. Lisa’s projects as an artist, educator, and social entrepreneur create opportunities for learning, connection, and multi-sensory engagement. She received her MFA in participatory public art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and has a B.A. from Yale University.

THE LEAGUE OF KITCHENS is a unique cooking school in NYC (and soon to be L.A.) where immigrants teach intimate cooking workshops in their homes.Through this experience, The League of Kitchens seeks to build cross-cultural connection and understanding, to increase access to traditional cooking knowledge, and to provide meaningful, well-paid employment and training for immigrants. The League of Kitchens has been featured in the New York Times, the Late Show with Stephen ColbertThe Splendid Table, and Time Out New York, among others. Conde Nast Traveler called them “quite possibly the coolest foodie thing to do in NYC whether you’re a visitor or local.”


LAUREN WORSHAM is a Drama Desk Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress and singer. She originated the role of Phoebe on Broadway in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, for which she received a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award, and a Tony Award nominationWith her husband Kyle Jarrow, she fronts the indie-pop band Sky-Pony – which, in addition to playing at concert venues all around New York, created and performed the stage show The Wildness (a Play Company co-production with Ars Nova), nominated for a Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. Lauren has also appeared as Magnolia in Show Boat with the New York Philharmonic (also on PBS), Lisa in Dog Days at Montclair Peak Performances, Fort Worth Opera and LA Opera (dir. Robert Woodruff), Flora in Turn of the Screw at New York City Opera (dir. Sam Buntrock), Amy in Where’s Charley at New York City Center (dir. John Doyle)Cunegonde in New York City Opera’s Candide, and Olive in the first National tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Lauren has also appeared in La Perichole at New York City Opera, Carnival (Lili) at Goodspeed Opera House, Into the Woods (Cinderella) at Kansas City Rep, Master Class (Sophie) at Paper Mill Playhouse, The Light in the Piazza (Clara) at Weston Playhouse and The Fantasticks (Luisa) at Emelin Theatre. Lauren has performed in concert frequently, both with her band and solo, including shows at Carnegie Hall, Caramoor, Merkin Hall, Oregon Bach Festival, Mercury Lounge, Joe’s Pub, The Park Avenue Armory and New York City Opera’s VOX Program. More information on Lauren at

KYLE JARROW is an Obie-winning writer and musician who makes work for television, film and the stage. He created the television series Valor, which premiered on The CW network and is now available to stream on Netflix. Kyle is bookwriter of the Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants, playing at the Palace Theater. He leads the rock band Sky-Pony alongside his wife Lauren Worsham. Kyle’s theater pieces include A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant (OBIE Award), The Wildness (Lortel Award nominee), Armless (Fringe NY Overall Excellence Award), Whisper House (with Duncan Sheik, record available from RCA/Victor), Hostage Song (with Clay McLeod Chapman), The Consequences (with Nathan Leigh), Love Kills, Trigger and Gorilla Man. His plays have been seen all over the U.S., in Canada and in Europe: including The Old Globe, Steppenwolf, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, P.S. 122, American Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival and London’s Other Palace Theatre. In the world of features, Kyle penned the indie Armless (an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival) and Saint Janet (starring Kelly Bishop). Kyle was a founder of the now-retired art-rock band The Fabulous Entourage, which appeared in the Whitney Biennial and opened for such groups as Hot Chip and We Are Scientists. Last but not least, Kyle is a proud member of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) Associate Board. More info at

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