Absurdist theatre maker Geoff Sobelle presents an immersive performance offering a meditation on how and why we eat.
Why do we eat what we eat? Where does it come from? Do we need what we eat? Do we eat what we need?
FOOD is an intimate dinner party of smell, taste and touch. The audience gathers around a dining table with sounds, scents and textures shaping a conversation about personal memories, consumption and the evolution of food production over generations.
FOOD, making its European premiere at the Festival, is the latest creation by renowned clown and devotee of the sublime ridiculous Geoff Sobelle. Returning to similar themes as his 2018 International Festival performance HOME, FOOD provokes questions about everyday experiences that many of us take for granted. The performance is served with Sobelle’s signature flavour of rigorous design, stage illusion and an absurdist sense of humour.
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Delicious piece of dreamlike visual theatre
The Independent on Geoff Sobelle’s HOME (2018)
Supported by Sir Ewan and Lady Brown
Geoff SobelleCreator, Co-Director and Performer
Steve Cuiffo Co-Creator and Magician
Lee Sunday Evans Co-Director
Isabella Byrd Lighting Design
Devin Cameron Additional Lighting Design
Tei Blow Sound Design
Ryan Gamblin Sound Associate
Jessie Baldinger, Julian Crouch, Steve Cuiffo, Nathan (Pierre) Lemoine, Raphael Mishler, Connor O’Leary, Geoff Sobelle, Matthew Soltesz, Christopher Swetcky Props Creation
Steven Dufala Chandelier Creation
Lisa McGinn Creative Stage Manager
Red Guhde Assistant Stage Manager
Chris Swetcky Production Manager and Technical Director
Kelsey Vivian Production Associate
Jecca Barry // Fin Productions Creative Producer
Special Thanks: Adam Blumenthal, Sophie Bortolussi, Ryan Bourke, Violaine de Carné, Ernesto Collado, Joey Cosio-Mercado, John Del Gaudio, Jim Findlay, Will Frear, Tyler Gunther, Kevin Hanley, Hermitage Artists Retreat, Nate Lemoine, Jeremy Lydic, Dick & Liz Sobelle, Matthew Soltesz, Tannen’s Magic, UCDavis - and all of the cast/crew of the first FOOD show
A note from Geoff Sobelle:
A quick caveat to the show’s crediting…
While the following people absolutely did the following jobs, each and every one of them did much much more - and in a manner that is difficult to describe exactly. All of these humans, including most of the people in the 'special thanks,' contributed not just their skills, but their ideas. Their opinions, taste, personal experiences, and generosity of spirit created a culture for FOOD that has been specific, vibrant and vital. Their collective imagination (as well as their labor) has fueled the integrity and delirium of this show. – Geoff Sobelle
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