Men kneeling ladle stew out of a big pot on the floor, woman speaks at microphone

Food Origins & Evolution

The way we eat and talk about food is linked to our individual and collective identities. On this week's show, we look at the origins of some of our favorite foods and common misconceptions about them. We meet playwright and stage director Eva Doumbia. Her performance piece, Autophagies (Self-Eaters), which was performed in New Orleans in March, explores food history, its colonial legacies, and human cost. Eva joined us in our studio, along with interpreter Amelia Parenteau.
South African woman on stage in petticoats

1789 at Sibikwa

VERY OCCASIONALLY, YOU feel that sense of privilege in the presence of an artwork that brings tears and goosebumps. From the very first roll of the snare drum with the thunder of a jembe and a dun-dun behind it, Sibikwa’s 1789 will have you transfixed. It’s immersion theatre like nothing you may have experienced before, and it will take your heart and spirit and shift it all seismically for an unspeakably fine 90 minutes.

The Phoenix Theatre Will Celebrate Artists and Theatre With Origins Theatre Festival in June

Some featured panelists include; Rashad Chambers (Broadway Producer of American Son, Ain't Too Proud), Lauren E. Turner (Producing Artistic Director of No Dream Deferred), Luis Salgado (Founding Artistic Director of Revolución Latina), Michael J. Bobbitt (Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council), Amelia Parenteau (Writer, Translator, Theatre Maker)...
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