When Buck Jabaily launched the Baltimore Performance Kitchen in 2012, expectations were high. A co-founding Single Carrot Theatre member who led the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance for two years was returning to creating live theater-without a home base or a resident company. And he wanted to create original work from local artists. And make every production free for community members to see it. An insanely tall order? Yes, but how the Kitchen delivered that-the dance, music, poetry hybrid experiment Red Flags, the Liz Lerman dance workshops, the impressively reimagined, almost speculative fiction take on Romeo and Juliet-added yet another distinguished feather to Baltimore's already ass-kicking young theater community cap.