Nov 2—Nov 18, 2023
Physical Theater

Created and co-directed by Geoff Sobelle


Do you need what you eat? Do you eat what you need?

Performer and theater artist Geoff Sobelle (HOME, The Object Lesson) hosts an intimate dinner party of smell, taste, and touch. Centered around a gargantuan banquet table, he invites audience members to a culinary experience that is at once common and strange, human and surreal, universal and personal.

Sobelle’s latest creation is an absurdist, immersive, and rigorously designed meditation on how we eat, what’s in the soup, and who pays the bill.

A tour-de-force of audience manipulation, hallucinatory sleight-of-hand, and physical comedy, FOOD asks us what missing link fell off the food chain to make us eat the way we do.

Please note: There’s no eating at this dinner party, so don’t come hungry. General Admission tickets include both seats at the table and throughout the theater, available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Co-created and Magic by Steve Cuiffo
Co-directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Lighting design by Isabella Byrd
Sound design by Tei Blow

Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for the 2023 Next Wave, 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.

Fri Jun 16
BAM Members & Patrons
Tue Jul 11
General Public
BAM Members & Patrons get first access and receive 20% off tickets through August 31. No promo code needed. All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. 

Leadership support for
BAM Access Programs
provided by the
Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Leadership support for
Next Wave 2023
provided by:



Leadership support for theater at BAM provided by The Fan Fox &
Leslie R. Samuels
Foundation, Inc.;
The SHS Foundation;
and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.


“I would watch Sobelle do just about anything…”
— Alexis Soloski, The New York Times
“Actor, creator, magician and illusionist, Sobelle performs miracles.”
— phindie
“Geoff Sobelle is an artistic genius…”
— phindie
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