theatreWashington releases its first cookbook

“It’s like bringing Washington Theatre into your kitchen.” the theatreWashington Web site enthuses, describing their first cookbook making its official debut this Monday, November 18th. icancookThe cooks, until now better known as actors, singers, directors, playwrights, and arts administrators now want you to know “I Can Cook, Too!” The list of contributors reads like a who’s who of Washington theatre. Molly Smith tells how to poach the perfect egg. Robert Aubry Davis shares his favorite chili recipe, retiring theatreWashington Board Chair Victor Shargai has a salad he’d like you to try, and Tonya Beckman demonstrates what she does with brie.

The ensemble of cooks includes Erin Driscoll, Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of Signature Theatre; performers Sherri Edelen, Kimberly Gilbert, Naomi Jacobson, Sean-Maurice Lynch, Tracy Lynn Olivera and Stephen Gregory Smith; playwrights Renee Calarco and Gwydion Suilebhan; Helen Hayes Awards founder Bonnie Nelson Schwartz; and recipes that were favorites of Helen Hayes and James MacArthur.

All proceeds from “I Can Cook, Too!” benefit Taking Care of Our Own, the theatreWashington program which aids theatre professionals in need throughout the Washington area.

Click here to order the book (a bargain at just $20).  Or, for even more fun, pick up a copy at theatreWashington’s monthly singalong this Monday, November 18 starting at 7pm at the Beacon Bar & Grill,1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC.  Performer and cookbook contributor Donna Migliacci will join pianist Glenn Pearson and some of the cooks will be there, pens at the ready to autograph your copy.

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