Food Theater Project
From the email we received:
The Food Theater Project includes both Milk-N-Honey, a new multimedia play about the politics and pleasures of eating, and the After Show Café, where you can enjoy complimentary coffee and cupcakes, and nightly special events.
“At the heart of the Food Theater Project is Milk-n-Honey, a multimedia theatrical performance about Americans, food, appetite, and happiness. Part documentary, part fiction, Milk and Honey examines how a diverse array of Americans make choices about the food they eat, and how those choices affect their lives and the world around them. The Food Theater Project performance celebrates the beauty and sensuality of food, and at the same time questions our ability, as Americans, to really savor it.”
MILK-N-HONEY runs from October 21–November 18, 2007. Opening night is October 27th.
Plan to stay after the performance, when the theater becomes the After Show Café—where the Lower Eastside Girls Club is serving FREE cupcakes and Fair Trade coffee! The Café is a unique opportunity to engage with authors, activists, farmers, and chefs, and to take action to change our food system!
Some highlights of the After Show Café:
Saturday, October 27th: OPENING NIGHT COOKIE CONTEST. You be the judge. Bring your sweet tooth!
Monday, October 29th: Author Steve Ettlinger dissects one of America’s favorite treats with his new book, Twinkie: Deconstructed
Friday, November 16th: Ben & Jerry’s and Greyston Bakery share their humanitarian projects (and delicious brownies) with us!
Directed by Ellen Beckerman
Produced by Ellen Beckerman, Nicole Betancourt
Written by C. Andrew Bauer, Ellen Beckerman, Shawn Fagan, Madeleine George, Bray Poor
Performed by: Aysan Çelik*, Vaneik Echeverria*, Shawn Fagan*, Signe V. Harriday*, Jake Manabat*, and Adam Rihacek
Scenic Design by Narelle Sissons
Sound Design by Bray Poor
Video Design by C. Andrew Bauer and Nicole Betancourt
Lighting Design by Justin Townsend
Costume Design by Meghan Healey
Production Stage Management by Danielle Monica Long*
Marketing and Outreach by Corinne Neal
Partners: Added Value, ArtsEngine, FoodChange, Greenmarket, Just Food, Lower Eastside Girls Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Slow Food NYC, Small Planet Institute, World Hunger Year
MILK-N-HONEY and the Food Theater Project is funded by: Balm Foundation, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Katherine Dalglish Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Mental Insight Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Organic Valley, Puffin Foundation, The September 11th Fund, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and individual donors
LightBox creates bold, kinetic plays that speak to issues of our time. Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, says “The work of Lightbox is smart, beautiful, innovative and fun. An extraordinary company!”
*Member of AEA, Equity Approved Showcase