Writer and performer Anna McGahan, and actor, writer and chef Daniel Wilson examine the horrors of the food industry and the culinary world, delving into immersive techniques, and experimental food theatre to create a multi-sensory storytelling experience.
Carcass is a metaphor for the abuse that hospitality professionals learn to endure and enact in order to pursue success. Our audience will experience this production from the perspective of the diner, the chef, and perhaps even the food itself.
Using immersive techniques, experimental food theatre (and audience tasting), physical theatre and dance and video projection, we want to create a stimulating, multi-sensory storytelling experience.
The soaring heights of decadent cuisine, slick, dance-like knife work, and idealistic culinary culture, meeting the murky depths of surrealist horror, exploited relationships and bodies sacrificed on the altar of ‘fine food’.
This project is supported by Metro Arts Creative Development Program 2024.
Metro Arts Creative Development Program supports experimentation, collaboration, and exploration of new forms and models by emerging and mid-career artists.
Anna McGahan is a writer, performer and maker in Meanjin, on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. Anna’s work prioritises a defiant female gaze to explore experiences of embodiment, parenthood, queer sexuality and spirituality.
Daniel Wilson is a chef, restauranteur, food writer, playwright and actor of proud Syrian and Jewish heritage, who lives on the unceded lands of the First Nation’s Jagera and Turrbal people.