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Jan. 30 2024

I WILL EAT YOU ALIVE takes a big bite out of a tough topic

By Gavin Witt | Posted in Interviews, Staff Blogs, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on I WILL EAT YOU ALIVE takes a big bite out of a tough topic

From January 25th through February 10th, Baltimore’s Interrobang Productions celebrates their 10th anniversary with the world premiere of a deeply personal but widely resonant new play by their Artistic Director, Katie Hileman: I Will Eat You Alive.

The production, which Hileman also directs, offers audiences the option to sit literally at the table with the actors as they feast on a most unusual, unexpected, possibly unsatisfying feast–or to sit back and observe as mere voyeurs. All while exploring, and raising questions about, a range of issues from weight and body image to eating disorders and our cultural associations around fatness and its terminology–and more.

In our conversation, you can hear the playwright/director discuss the piece, her approach as well as her aspirations and expectations for the production, and the impact it has on audiences.

You can also read more about the show, and get tickets, at https://interrobangbaltimore.org/iwilleatyoualive-baltimore


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WBJC listeners and Baltimore audiences may know Gavin from his nearly 20 years as dramaturg and associate artistic director at Baltimore Center Stage (in which capacity he was a frequent guest on WBJC to talk about programs and events), or from regular appearances alongside Jonathan Palevsky at the Charles Theater for Cinema Sundays discussions. A director, dramaturg, producer, translator, and adaptor who also teaches on the theater faculty at Towson University, Gavin is a recent addition to the WBJC team and delighted to play this new role.

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