THIS IS ME EATING____
An immersive theater installation made of women bodies as they deal with their relationship to eating.
This is Me Eating____ started as an online project where women from all over the world were invited to fill in the blank and create a piece of their own that dealt with their relationship to eating and food.
After receiving the City Artist Corps Grant, Et Alia Theater decided to produce This is Me Eating____ as an immersive, live theater performance.
Picture a space with human, flawed bodies expressing what they are “eating” (both metaphorically and literally) through the use of their movements and voices.
The theme of food and body image is very specific and unique to different cultures and traditions, yet almost the same in its effect on mental health and societal pressures. From the submissions we received some felt empowered to “eat” their problems, insecurities, pain, or mental illnesses, while others felt inspired to share their family eating traditions that may not be understood by others.
NONE OF THE ABOVE
Written, produced, directed and performed by Et Alia Theater
As part of Rattlestick's Global Forms Theater Festival in partnership with New York Theatre Salon
Cinematography by JP Pacca
Edited by Pranav Kothary
Sound mixing by Cornelius Boeder, Luísa Galatti and Ana Moioli
Poster design by Catarina Roman
CAN WE TALK?
Through dance, poetry, and pieces written in their native languages, Et Alia explores the five members’ experiences as immigrants in the US, as well as the struggle to develop one’s artistic identity in a foreign culture.
Can We Talk? was presented as part of TEDxYouth@Columbia's event that happened at the end of March, its topic being Borderline Boundless.
Watch the video here.
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
BY NASSIM SOLEIMANPOUR
Et Alia Theater, in association with Aurora Nova presented White Rabbit Red Rabbit on March 13th.
Internationally acclaimed White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.
Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play which travelled the world in his place.
Since its joint premiere in 2011, the play has been translated into over 25 different languages and has been performed over 1000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film, including actors Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, John Hurt, Simon McBurney, Stephen Fry, Sinead Cusack, Marcus Brigstocke and Ken Loach.
Performed by Giorgia Valenti
Produced by Ana Moioli and Luísa Galatti
STELLA, COME HOME
Stella, Come Home is a dance-theater exploration series in which we intend to rediscover an American classic, A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, through the bodies of the international women of our company.
You can watch the entire series on our Instagram.
Poster design: Catarina Roman