FEAST: Ingredients of Us
- 2021 – ongoing
- The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
- Photos: David Oxberry © PROJEKT EUROPA
Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual.
When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them,
you’re inviting a person into your life.
FEAST: Ingredients of Us is an interactive, participatory event based around food, memories and connection.
Through cooking, eating and sharing recipes, the piece explores childhood memories and family relationships. FEAST looks into the tensions between culture and nature and asks big questions about our core values and our place within eco and political systems.
In FEAST the participants and audience are the true narrative of the performance, creating a communal sensory event which challenges any traditional sense of the spectator-actor relationship. By combining a multi-layered, locally anchored narrative based in lived experience, with sensual experiences through smell, taste and touch, the theatre space will literally become the place of a feast – a place to celebrate our diversity and address questions of our multicultural coexistence in a generous, open-hearted way.
FEAST: Ingredients of Us is part of WE ARE THE STORIES – a trilogy of work created by migrant theatre makers, exploring the boundaries of co-creation, participation and performance.
All three projects in the trilogy are conceived to be performed by a mix of professional and non-professional performers, and the input of local communities will significantly shape and impact on the content and expression of each piece. The three pieces are all structured around a concept which will be re-developed in each location, meaning the performances will never be the same twice.
Text and performance:
Tara Fatehi Irani
Nadia Louise Tewfik Bailey
Director – Agnieszka Blonska
Sound and video designer – Gillian Tan
Produced by Projekt Europa
This work was produced by Projekt Europa and developed with support from The Marlowe Theatre, Arts Council England and Farnham Maltings.