TFFJ Announces Immersive Dinner Theatre Gala Based On Original Works
On Tuesday, October 30, Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) will hold its annual gala, "Feast 2018 with Chef David Laris," an immersive dinner theatre experience honoring international superstars Emilio and Gloria Estefan, model and actress Karolína Kurková and her husband Archie Drury at Tribeca Rooftop. The event will support TFFJ's mission to galvanize a youth-led movement to eradicate food insecurity in one generation.
The evening will feature theatrical and musical performances directed by Marlo Hunter and based on original works by Liz Flahive, co-creator, writer and executive producer of Netflix's GLOW and Showtime's Nurse Jackie; award-winning poet Aziza Barnes; and Freestyle Love Supreme, a hop-hop improv group from two of the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. The performances will be presented by dinner theatre company Eating Their Words, in collaboration with TFFJ Board Chair and Broadway producer Tara Smith.
Guests will dine from a menu curated by renowned Chef David Laris using produce grown by New York City teens at TFFJ's school-based urban farms.
The cast includes Patch Darragh (Everything Sucks!; The First Purge); Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother; The Jim Gaffigan Show); Blessin Giraldo (Step); Motell Foster (The Public's Julius Caesar); Sasha Eden (BFF; The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby) and John-Andrew Morrison (Hartford Stage's A Christmas Carol).
About Teens for Food Justice
TFFJ operates and is building farms in six high-need New York City schools in four boroughs, where students grow more than 20,000 pounds of produce annually in each location. TFFJ students are empowered as 21st century urban farmers, using real-world science and technology to grow large quantities of hydroponic produce inside their schools, and as educator/ advocates leading their food-insecure communities towards healthier futures. Through the program, our young urban farmers develop a meaningful, working solution to food insecurity, as they transform their relationship to the food they eat, and develop cutting-edge science and technology skills needed in a new green sector economy.
About Eating Their Words
Eating Their Words pairs acclaimed playwrights and renowned chefs for an evening of World Premiere short plays and an original menu, each inspired by the other.