Two Queens in a Kitchen is a turn-to-relevance cooking series that features a rotating cast of guest hosts from the #OpenTVCommunity. Set in a kitchen, two queens will gather to chat about relevant topics and spill the tea about their current works in progress - all while preparing a delightful snack. 

SEASON TWO OFFICIAL TRAILER

Season Two explores topics like the power of intersectional feminism, how to seek moments of pleasure in hostile climates and the inter-workings of pursuing joy as a marginalized person.

// SEASON TWO FEATURED GUESTS // Kristen Kaza (No Small Plans, Reunion Chicago, Slo Mo Party), Aymar Jean Christian (Northwestern, Open TV), Nathaniel Tenenbaum (Kissing Walls,), Coriama Couture (Sex Kiki), Rashaad Hall (Brown Girls TV), Oli Rodriguez (SAIC), Felicia Holman (Art Admins of Color Network, Links Hall and Honey Pot Performance ) and Elijah McKinnon (People Who Care, Reunion Chicago and Open TV).

 

AJ & ELIJAH 

Open TV founder and head of development Aymar Jean Christian and head of marketing Elijah McKinnon chat about the conception of Open TV, claiming space and the future of artistic incubation in the digital age while making a fresh avocado salad and witchy libations.


KRISTEN & CORIAMA 

Kristen Kaza and Coriama Couture chat about the power of pleasure and the importance of building a femme future while making banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and tossed chicken salad.


RASHAAD & NATHANIEL 

Rashaad Hall and Nathaniel Tenenbaum chat about the keeping it real, respecting your self-worth and the importance of diversity within the arts while making overnight oats and strawberry bruschetta.


OLI & FELICIA 

Oli Rodriguez and Felicia Holman chat about how to develop transferable skills, the power of the young mind and how queer economies impact art and culture while making a Miami salad a fresh berry and shaved coconut salad.


 
 

SEASON ONE OFFICIAL TRAILER 

// SEASON TWO FEATURED GUESTS // AJ Christian & Elijah McKinnon, Cqqchifruit & Darling Shear, Ricardo Gamboa & James T. Green, Sam Bailey & Kiam Marcelo Junio and Roy Kinsey & MSMRJR

 

AJ & ELIJAH 

Elijah McKinnon and AJ Christian chat about the conception of Open TV and the future of artistic incubation in the digital age while making a frittata and boogie savory toast.


CQQCHIFRUIT & DARLING SHEAR

Cqqchifruit & Darling Shear chat about the power of a home cooked meal and the flow of capitalism while making a tostones de Cqqchifruit and Caprese Lox.

Cqqchifruit & Darling Shear chat about mindfulness and how to combat ‘perfection’ while making a tostones de Cqqchifruit and Caprese lox.


JAMES & RICARDO

Ricardo & James chat about the intersection between art and activism while making melon brochettes and a spicy shrimp cocktail.

Ricardo & James chat about the movement for Black lives and the media's impact on social activism while making brochettes and a shrimp cocktail.


SAM & KIAM

Sam & Kiam chat about the lack of representation in mass media and the power of independently produced content while making a boogie savory toast and a spiced yogurt parfait.

Sam & Kiam chat about their hunger for diverse content and how friends become family while making a boogie savory toast and a spiced yogurt parfait.


ROY & MSMRJR

Roy & MSMRJR chat about political demonstrations vs. protests and creating access to the resources that people need while making a shaved asparagus salad and guacamole.

Roy & MSMRJR chat about side hustles and the power of releasing oneself from obstacles while making a shaved asparagus salad and guacamole.

// FEATURED GUESTS //

AJ Christian & Elijah McKinnon
Cqqchifruit & Darling Shear
Ricardo Gamboa & James T. Green
Sam Bailey & Kiam Marcelo Junio
Roy Kinsey & MS MR JR

// FEATURED VISUAL ARTISTS //

Rusty C. Cook
Latham Owen Zeafross
Rene Ramos
Zac Hall
Cqqchifruit
Day Yendler
Elijah McKinnon

 

// CREW //

Creator & Director // Elijah McKinnon
Director of Photography // Dru Montague
Producers // Aymar Jean Christian and Daniel Dvorkin
Videographer 1 // Zakkiyyah Najeebah
Videographer 2 // Rame Shetty
BTS Photographer 1 // MB Stanton
BTS Photographer 2 // Kirsten Brockenborough
Sound Technician // Brie Birt
Art Director & Curator // Elijah McKinnon
Set Design Assistant // Zac Hall
Production Assistant // Denayja Reese
Editor // Samantha Lee
Color/Post-production sound/Assistant editor // Alistair Slaughter
Additional editing // Sean Magner

 

// MUSIC //

Hijo Prodigo

// TEAM @WeAreOpenTV //
Aymar Jean Christian // Head of Development
Stephanie Jeter // Head of Production
Elijah McKinnon // Head of Communication and Design
Kemi Adeyemi // Artist and Community Development Manager
Nicole Morse // Exhibition Manager