New Radio Theater Live on XM Satellite Radio The Kennedy Center, The Night Kitchen Radio Theater, and XM Satellite Radio Announce New National Dramatic Radio Series for All Ages http://www.nightkitchenradio.com Actors Debra Winger and Arliss Howard join writer and director Arthur Yorinks (founder of The Night Kitchen Radio Theater) in announcing the launching of 'The Kennedy Center Presents The Night Kitchen Radio Theater Live on XM Satellite Radio' NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kennedy Center, the nation's premier cultural center, and The Night Kitchen Radio Theater, a new theater company devoted to creating and producing theatrical works for the radio, have joined forces to launch a new, ongoing dramatic radio series recorded and broadcast on XM Satellite Radio. The series is called "The Kennedy Center Presents The Night Kitchen Radio Theater Live on XM Satellite Radio." Actress Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment, An Officer and a Gentleman) and her husband, actor Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, Amistad) who will perform in one of the first season's radio plays, joined Arthur Yorinks (founder and artistic director of The Night Kitchen Radio Theater) in making the announcement. Every month, beginning on December 21, The Night Kitchen Radio Theater will perform in front of a live audience a full-length radio play with music and sound effects based on the best of literature. XM will record the performance and will broadcast it on their Sonic Theater channel and their family channel. It will also be available to public radio stations around the country. The program will be an hour long and include two brief segments, one (Listen Up!) hosted by noted critic Leonard Marcus, and the other (Hear and Now) hosted by Nora Gross of Common Cents New York, the country's largest youth philanthropic project. The series' other collaborator is Reading Is Fundamental, the nation's oldest literacy organization, who will develop, in conjunction with The Night Kitchen Radio Theater, a unique program reaching across the country to encourage reading. "We are creating multi-tasking zombies-children and adults that can do five things at once, but can't seem to sit still and simply listen," said Mr. Yorinks. "It's time to bring back theater on the radio on a consistent and national basis."