Four short plays by James Elazzi, Jordyn Fulcher, Enoch Mailangi and Wendy Mocke
Directed by Tasnim Hossain, Kenneth Moraleda, Jennifer Rani, Courtney Stewart
Supported by Paige Rattray and Polly Rowe
If life is an act of consumption, what happens if we eat too much?
In this unique collaboration between NIDA and STC, four short plays set 50 years apart spin us from 1919 to 2069 while all the time chewing on the challenges of now.
Eat Me is alive, alert and alarmed. It travels through trickery and trauma before arriving at the end of everything. The four plays are written by members of STC’s Emerging Writers Group and directed by the four directors of the Contemporary Asian Australian Performance Directors Initiative at STC.
2019: The Necklace by James Elazzi
Directed by Courtney Stewart
Waiting for the burgers to arrive, five friends dig at the value of inheritance.
1969: Blowback by Wendy Mocke
Directed by Kenneth Moraleda
Caught in raging fires, five friends in a stolen car find out they are not alone.
1919: -.- by Enoch Mailangi
Directed by Tasnim Hossain
New technology leads to miscommunications, hurt feelings and hungry expectations.
2069: The End of Everything from the Perspective of Lawn Chairs by Jordyn Fulcher
Directed by Jennifer Rani
If we drink enough, will we feel the stars going out?
Originally commissioned and first produced at the NIDA Playhouse by the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney Australia, from 10–17 June 2021 as part of the Sydney Theatre Company Emerging Writers Program
This production contains frequent coarse language and adult themes including death, the apocalypse, drug usage, explicit violence, partial nudity, blood and gore depiction, haze/smoke effects, strobe lighting, and loud distorted sounds. Subject to change. Eat Me is recommended for mature audience ages 15+.
Running time: 90 min (no interval)
NIDA Theatres, Playhouse:
Thu 10 Jun, 7pm
Fri 11 Jun, 7pm
Sat 12 Jun, 1pm (OPEN DAY)
Sat 12 Jun, 7pm
Tue 15 Jun, 7pm
Wed 16 Jun, 7pm
Thu 17 Jun, 1pm
Thu 17 Jun, 7pm