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Lizbett Benge

Lizbett Benge is an artist, educator, facilitator, and world-changer from Seattle, Washington. She uses theatre and expressive arts in tandem with her training as a doctoral candidate in gender studies to challenge systemic exploitation and oppression.

Party of—

“Party of—” is an interactive performance installation exploring what it means to eat by asking: how do/are you consume/d? At whose expense does consumption happen? Can one avoid being consumed by what one consumes—that is, “becoming what you eat”? What are the structures that uphold oppressive systems of consumption?
Using dance, theatre, and spoken word, the performers will portray consuming, being consumed, and the different actions we all take along that spectrum in order to survive. Anchoring the performance space is a table with several multi-sensory place settings adorned with packaging, scraps of material, photographs, and bottled scents.