Flesh and Blood and Fish and Fowl

Geoff Sobelle

2008
$20,000

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Geoff Sobelle and Charlotte Ford in Flesh and Blood and Fish and Fowl. Photo by Jacques-Jean Tiziou.

Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle (2006) and theater artist Charlotte Ford co-created and premiered Flesh and Blood and Fish and Fowl, a post-apocalyptic, absurdist tale of human extinction and the limited perspective that humans have on their relationship to wilderness. The mostly wordless production was performed within an empty 7,000-square-foot Rite Aid drug store, depicting the fictional corporate headquarters of "Convenience Foods." Through the course of the play, the space is slowly taken over by natural growth and taxidermy. Following its premiere at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, the work toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it won a 2010 Scotsman Fringe First award. In 2011, it toured to the London International Mime Festival and the Festival Quartier d'Été (Paris).