We’re creating a piece of theatre about something we deal with everyday, yet sometimes we hardly seem to think about, or perhaps think about too often - food. ‘CHEW’ brings to light the different ways individuals consider their relationship with food.
We are a group of three 2nd Year Theatre and Performance students from the University of Surrey aiming to present our work at the Inter University Drama Festival, which this year is held in Glasgow. This involves devising, producing and directing our own short piece, using up to ten students.
We are creating a piece based on the pressure surrounding relationships with food, especially as young adults. Our piece is based on a series of interviews - conducted as part of our research - discussing experiences and changing relationships with food. Please see below a summary of our intended piece:
‘A verbatim performance titled 'CHEW' presenting a collection of diverse opinions around our topic - food. We are neither endorsing or criticising any particular point of view, we are simply inviting our audience to consider the place of food in their lives. For some the topic can provoke excitement, pleasure, a delight in their ability to experience the huge range of foods in our world. For others, the feelings are more akin to guilt - always questioning what they deem morally acceptable to eat, considering what different foods will do to their body. Or perhaps, food is only a necessity, something they physically need to survive.’
As we are students and not receiving any money from the University to fund our venture, we are using this Crowdfunder page as our only source of funding. This aims to cover travel costs and accommodation in Glasgow. We would be extremely grateful if you would be able to support us through donating or sharing our page.
As we are aware our target is high and we have a short space of time to achieve it, we have a Plan B in place to ensure our piece is still able to reach as many people as possible. This involves performing our piece on our University Campus, as well as at other local venues.
We invite you to CHEW over the discussion we have presented and hope we have given you some food for thought...