In Development

A THOUSAND MEALS A NIGHT

A new site-specific work in and around a restaurant

Due to the cultural boom of the 1980s and 90s, the Gold Coast now has a plethora of authentic Asian eating experiences from small ‘hole-in-the-wall’ eateries to high-end fine dining restaurants. Eating out is utterly commonplace but this was not always the case…

In the 1960s, there was only a handful of Chinese restaurants on the Gold Coast and two of the most famous were in downtown Southport (The Oriental and TumTum’s). Using interviews with living members of the families that ran these restaurants interwoven with playwriting, verbatim, site practice and visual storytelling, A THOUSAND MEALS A NIGHT will explore the connections between food, intergenerational relationships and emerging multiculturalism on the Gold Coast.

Using the audio-immersive techniques Seeing Place is renown for, come have your senses stirred. Enjoy a hot and delicious bowl of Chinese Hotpot as you savour the sounds, smells and stories of food, family and forging a new life in a ‘golden’ place.

FOR DEVELOPMENT MAY/JUNE 2019.

CREATIVE TEAM
Writer/Director: Kate Shearer    Collaborators: Hsin-Ju Chiu and Silvan Rus   Sound Designer: Guy Webster    Stage Manager/Operator: Jenna Ward.