Past Event

Feast (Redux): A Performance and Conversation

PLEASE NOTE: This event is sold out! We are no longer taking reservations. Fore  more information, call 312.422.5580

Join us for the return of Feast, a heartfelt and imaginative theatrical journey about the food that nourishes us in body and spirit. The production is based on the real-life stories of home cooks, restaurant owners, street vendors, grocers, butchers, fishermen, farmers, and migrant workers. A Chicago Tribune review stated, “the characters and their food stories will surely make you hungry but they will also move you deeply and linger with you for days.” 

This performance of Feast is inappropriate for children younger than 11 years of age.

This event is free and open to the public, but is now sold out. For more information, please call 312.422.5580.

Following the performance will be a facilitated conversation on food justice with guest panelists Seneca Kern,  Martin Macias Jr, and Lisa Yun Lee. The panel will be moderated by Chef Kocoa.

Chef Kocoa of Kocoa’s Kitchen Inc. is one of Chicago’s best known chefs and former culinary correspondent for WGN-TV morning news program. She helps adult cooking enthusiasts become more creative and confident in the kitchen and she volunteers her time and culinary talents with a number of Chicago’s urban agriculture organizations and non-profits. Chef Kocoa’s cookbook, Cooking with Kocoa, demonstrates her instinctual creativity in dealing with food.

Seneca Kern is co-founder of WeFarm America, a social enterprise that looks to help re-energize the food movement with the most local, organic, and sustainable food possible: your own. He is also the Community Outreach Coordinator for Growing Home, whose mission is to operate, promote, and demonstrate the use of organic agriculture as a vehicle for job training, employment, and community development.

Martin Macias Jr. is a media-justice activist and producer for Radio Arte, a community media center in Pilsen. He also works for Chicago Fair Trade where he collaborates with teachers in schools across the city to build programs that engage students in discussions about labor rights, environmentalism, and how their choices have an impact in the food economy. He is bringing his neighbors together on the SW Side and using popular education to collectively learn why it is necessary to build a new food system and another world rooted in justice.

Lisa Yun Lee is the Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and a member of the Art History faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Under Lisa’s leadership, the museum now offers urban farm-centered education to visitors and the greater public via the new Hull-House Urban Farm, a multi-use space for such projects as growing vegetables for Re-thinking Soup (a modern-day soup kitchen), a canning project, a summer farmer’s market and food-focused museum tours and activities. She is also the co-founder and former director of The Public Square.

This event is co-sponsored by The Public Square and the Albany Park Theater Project

This program is partially made possible by support from The Cricket Island Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public, but is now sold out.
For more information, please call 312.422.5580.