Rhonda Khan Announces One Night Only Performance of FOOD

Rhonda Khan Announces One Night Only Performance of FOOD

After its world premiere at the 2015 United Solo Festival, FOOD is back in New York as part of the Emerging Artists New Works Series on Sunday March 20th at 7pm.

A rhythmic tale of one woman's addiction to food and societal pressures to be thin, FOOD is an emotional comedy, written and performed by Rhonda Khan. Family, therapists, healers and gurus weigh in and diagnose her, while she spits her truth about weight loss, gain and the process of healing.

The play takes audiences on a journey as Rhonda recalls her ever­changing relationship with food-falling in love with food as a child growing up on the south­side of Chicago, gaining and losing weight, developing an eating disorder, and finally, recovering and learning to make peace with food and herself. The story is told via rap, multi­character monologue, and classic storytelling. FOOD is an entertaining and relatable tale, as our society often uses food to deal with pain. Many people may have experienced unhealthy relationships with food, yet often choose to distance themselves from those who have "eating disorders." In this show, eating is displayed as a spectrum, and audiences learn that anyone can fall any side of it.

The 45 minute solo show features Rhonda Khan?and is directed by Taylor Reynolds.

Performance takes place at TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor (Between Broadway & 5th Avenue). Subway: N/R/6 to 28th Street, B/D/F/M/Q to 34th Street. Tickets are $10 and available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2503470.

A New York based artist, writer and performer Rhonda Khan?was born and raised in Chicago. After developing the show at the Blue Zone Actors Workshop, FOOD had its World Premiere at the 2015 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. Since then, FOOD has toured at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and will next be featured this month at the 23rd annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival. Rhonda's other theater credits include: Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (Chicago Dramatists); Stoops (ETA Theatre; BTAA Nomination­African American Arts Alliance) and Heat (ETA Theatre), The Old Settler (u/s Writers Theater) A Civil War Christmas (Northlight Theater) The Hot L Baltimore (us/Steppenwolf) and The Snow Queen (u/s Victory Gardens.) Rhonda is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf.

Director?Taylor Reynolds ?is a New York based theater artist from Chicago and one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of The Movement Theatre Company [TMTC]. Taylor iscurrently developing Think Before You Holla, a devised piece that explores street harassment in New York. A part of TMTC's Ladder series, Think... was first presented as part of the Harlem Arts Festival in June 2014. She is also developing Accidental Burlesque, a new play by Gina Femia, after a successful workshop through the Audrey Residency at New Georges. Taylor has worked as a director, assistant, and collaborator with numerous companies across New York and Chicago, including The Movement Theatre Company, UglyRhino Productions, The 24 Hour Plays, Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, Rising Sun Performance Company, Poetic Theater, Stage Left Theater, and Victory Gardens. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and holds a BFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University.

Photo Credit: Rhonda Khan's website.



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