Four years ago, I wrote a one-act musical with a friend, Christine Iaderosa, and she called it “Food Prisons: A Musical Play About Body Image.” I think it has been performed every year since we wrote it. We have done it completely with volunteer actors and musicians, received some grant money to produce back-up tracks for low-scale performances and to record a DVD, and we have performed it at the Southwest Michigan Eating Disorders Association (SMEDA) conference at Bronson Hospital’s Gilmore Center.
Well, it’s coming back again to the Real Talk Diversity Series presented by WMU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The performance takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided. More information can be found on the link above.
If you would like a preview of the music, the entire production from 2012 is on youtube and can be found on my website under “video” (just scroll down a bit… all six songs are there!).
It’s always great to see a work live on. Maybe more can be done with Food Prisons in the future.