Geoff Sobelle

  • Theatre
  • Performance
  • Participate
  • Sitting
PAST EVENT$80 — $89
Assisted ListeningAssisted ListeningAuslan InterpretationAuslan InterpretationWheelchair AccessWheelchair Access
Photograph of an audience sitting around a large dinner table. A chandelier hangs overhead and a performer dressed as a waiter serves them food.


An intimate dinner party performance, serving absurdist meditation on the ways and whys of eating.

Gather around a massive banquet table for a dining experience that’s common and strange, human and surreal, universal and personal. Your host is the master illusionist from New York, Geoff Sobelle. Settle in and be drawn nose-first into the mystery of how we find ourselves at the end of this salad bar.

Join him for a bird’s eye view as herds of bison emerge from the earth, only to be eclipsed by fields of wheat, train lines and subdivisions, crops and companies, farms and factories, plantations and superstores.

It’s all growing from the ground, spilling into kitchens, piling onto your plate, and forked into your mouth—which might lead you to ask between bites: why do we eat what we eat?

Note: make sure you eat before you come. FOOD is plating us up a biting performance, it's not serving actual carbohydrates.

Artistic Team

Creator, Performers & Co-Director

Geoff Sobelle


Steve Cuiffo


Lee Sunday Evans

Sound Design

Tei Blow

Original Lighting Design

Isabella Byrd

Lighting Design

Devin Cameron

Chandelier Creation

Steven Dufala

Props Creation

Jessie Baldinger, Julian Crouch, Steve Cuiffo, Nathan (Pierre) Lemoine, Raphael Mishler, Connor O’Leary, Geoff Sobelle, Matthew Soltesz, Christopher Swetcky

Creative Stage Manager

Lisa McGinn

Assistant Stage Manager

Red Guhde

Production Manager/Technical Director

Chris Swetcky

Creative Producer

Jecca Barry


FOOD is commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Arizona State University — Gammage, FringeArts Philadelphia, Allen & Meghan Thorpe, and Garth Patil. Additional support provided by the Wyncote Foundation. Developmental support provided by Mercury Store.

Supported by the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Image Credits

FOOD by Geoff Sobelle. PHOTO: Maria Baranova