The Food Theater Project uses cutting-edge theater to bring diverse communities together to talk about food, take action on food security issues, and create a cultural shift in how Americans feel about the food we eat.
This multimedia play about food, appetite, and the American experience premiered at 3-Legged Dog Art and Technology Center in downtown Manhattan on October 21, 2007. Each performance was followed by the After Show Café, where audiences enjoyed locally made treats and participated in discussions and special events. Check out the Café schedule here.
In the fall of 2008, we’re taking Milk-N-Honey on a national tour, starting in Amherst, Massachussets. Invite LightBox to perform in your community.
The Food Theater Project connects audiences and workshop participants to a network of community organizations working on local and national food issues. Take Action on this site, or visit our Partners’ Sites to learn how food is connected to everything from air to immigration!
These workshops train teachers and students to research, write, produce, and present their own food-based plays to their communities. Workshops utilize the LightBox Approach, a system of physical theatre-making that teaches the art of collaboration and is drawn from movement techniques from around the world. Participants learn how food affects their every-day lives, and what they can do to make a difference in the food system. If you are interested in bringing the Youth Workshops to your community or school, click here to find out more.