Winter Quarter Production
A multi-sensory performance piece, “FOOD” will be performed March 4, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. as the Department of Theatre and Dance winter quarter production. The production is devised and directed by Geoff Sobelle, Granada Artist-in-Residence.
The performances will be free and presented in a virtual format. Links will be available in early 2021.
“FOOD” moves inside and outside of our bodies, our lives, our cultures, and our ancient history to explore how the human animal eats. In a visceral, absurdist, highly physical style, the production traces the trajectory of the human sapiens from hunter/gatherer to farmer to consumer, using the theater and audience as wilderness, field and market.
From the subtle poetics of smell to the grotesqueries of stuffing ourselves sick, from the fetishization of taste to the base means of production, “FOOD” explores the flavors we savor, the meals we return to, the burger we crave, the greens that we need, the unpalatable production, the labor, the tang, the spice and the smack, the quality and quantity, the empty fridge and the laden table, the starving obese vs. the garbage gourmand, food deserts inside a chemical cornucopia – delivered to satisfy a ravenous appetite but served with a side of sharp gnashing teeth.
For information about future performances at the UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Theatre and Dance, visit theatredance.ucdavis.edu.