The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre
A multimedia performance installation about “human value,” Food for the Gods is a three-part expression of rage and indifference. Inspired by the killings of Black men, this work uses object and puppet performance to explore dehumanization, light, invisibility and well…the magical-less-ness of it all.
Nehprii Amenii is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, production designer and educator. As a theater artist, she has a passion for personal narratives, puppetry and grand-scale spectacle. She is known for creating experiences that dismantle the wall between players and audiences, enchant the imagination and inspire new ways of seeing and thinking. Amenii has worked with Bread & Puppet Theater, Alvin Ailey, La Mama, The O'Neill, NY Philharmonic and more. She is a member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and a resident director with the Drama League. Amenii is artistic director of Khunum Productions, a platform for creative anthropology.
Food for the Gods has been presented at Sarah Lawrence College, The University of Cape Town, South Africa, Connecticut Repertory Theatre and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company, NYC.
This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.