ICE Collaboration Opportunity: The Food Project

Are you excited by new performance? Are you interested in food? Want a chance to create a new play? Come to either one (or both) of the following two meetings on The Food Project to find out more and to get involved:

Monday, January 23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Department of Theatre and Film Studies
Fine Arts Building Room 201

Tuesday, January 24 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S160

Rachel Parish will be coming over from London, UK to begin developing a new play in Athens from January 23 through February 6. Over the two weeks, we will be exploring FOOD – why we love it, how we make it, where it comes from, and many other questions about our contemporary relationship to this basic part of our lives. We will look at classic stories as well as gathering real life stories to use as source material for making this new performance piece.

This is just the start of the project. During the two weeks we will be collecting stories, exploring soundscapes, cooking, eating, and researching our relationship to food. Over the next year, this will develop into a full-scale show. Get involved now to help shape the direction of the entire piece!

Between the 3rd and the 6th of February, we will arrange two presentations of our work in progress to invited public audiences, once in Athens, and once in Milledgeville.

We will also organize a creative salon dinner to share ideas as they develop (or further explanation and testimonials from London visit: )

Rachel Parish is artistic director of Firehouse Creative Productions and works regularly as a freelance theatre director, garnering audience and critical acclaim. Her work includes devising and directing new plays, creating installations and interactive performances. Her specialty is in collaborative practice, devising theatre, gathering people’s real stories, and blending true stories with classic texts. Her work has taken place in London, the USA, and in West Africa, with support from organisations including Arts Council England and the AHRC. Rachel trained at the National Theatre Studio and Central School of Speech and Drama. Recent academic posts include lecturing, workshops and performances at the European Graduate School, University of Georgia, Macon State University, Georgia College and State University and Crossroads Writers Conference at Mercer University.

Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA.