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Eat Me

Written by
James Elazzi, Wendy Mocke, Enoch Mailangi, Jordyn Fulcher

Directed by
Courtney Stewart, Tasnim Hossain, Kenneth Moraleda, Jennifer Rani

10 Jun – 17 Jun 2021
90 mins, no interval

About the show

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.

1919 – Dash Dot Dash by Enoch Mailangi New technology leads to miscommunications, hurt feelings and hungry expectations.
1969 – Blowback by Wendy Mocke Caught in raging fires, five friends in a stolen car find out they are not alone.
2019 – The Necklace by James Elazzi Waiting for the burgers to arrive, five friends dig at the vale of inheritance.
2069 – The End of Everything from the Perspective of Lawn Chairs by Jordyn Fulcher

If we drink enough, will we feel the stars going out?


In order of appearance

Adolphus Waylee


Charlotte Lucas


Christy Tran

Chuang Mak


Ryan Ennis

Creative Team

Courtney Stewart (1919)
Tasnim Hossain (1969)
Kenneth Moraleda (2019)
Jennifer Rani (2069)

Set Designer
Hannah Yardley

Costume Designer
Amy Jackson
Bella Saltearn

Lighting and Video Designer
Saint Clair

Sound Designers
Elif Akgul
Tim McNaught

Voice coach
Angela Sullen**

Movement coach
Gavin Robins**

Production Team

Set Design Assistant
Serena Pollock

Costume Design Assistant
Rebecca Howarth
James Stibij

Production Stage Managers
Sophie Jones
Jimi Rawlings

Deputy Stage Managers
Jordan Jeckells
Jodi Rabinowitz

Assistants Stage Manager
Madeleine Picard
Cameron Russell

Costume Supervisors
Elsbeth Cameron
Lucy Jauristo

Costume Makers
Tamsyn Balogh-Caristo
Jasmin Gray
Lily Mateljan

Costume Assistants
Maeve Durkin
Nina Price

Props Supervisors
Danielle Guyot
Rhyanna Martinusse

Props Makers
Hunter Depalo
Zachary Portelli

Props Assistants
Tanne Patterson
Gaia Stein

Construction Manager
James McKay**

Head Electrician
Jessie McGuigan

Video Systems Support
Ethan Hamill

Technical Assistant
Amy Norton

* Guest
** Staff
*** Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance