For most people, salads don’t carry a lot of emotional baggage. They provide nutrition. Weight-loss. And maybe a couple of artful Instagram hashtags.
But Lisa does not have a normal relationship to salads.
In The Prodigal Vegan: A Culinary Solo Show, playwright and storyteller Lisa Huberman takes her audience on a colorful, comic, interactive culinary journey through her relationship with food. Growing up as a third-generation vegetarian in suburban Ohio, for her family healthy eating wasn’t just about following trends—it was an integral part of their identity. And crafting a salad was a process that carried with it ritual, performance, and a generous helping of vegan guilt. Though her own food choices as an adult do not always conform to her parents’ nutritional expectations, Lisa maintains a messianic belief in the power of plant-based eating to create a sense of community and transcendence.
About the Artists
Lisa Huberman’s work has been developed and presented by a number of theatres throughout New York. Her full-length play, Sex and Charitable Giving, was presented as part of inaugural F*ck Fest at the Brick Theatre and was recorded as part of Elephant Run District’s hERD podcast series. Most recently, Lisa performed a workshop of her solo show, The Worst Zionist in the Room, in the lounge at Dixon Place. Lisa is an Artist-in-Residence with the Queens-based theatre collective Mission to (dit)Mars. She received an MFA in Playwriting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Michole Biancosino (Director) is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of Project Y Theatre Company, where she has developed and directed new work over the past 17 years. Current projects include a month-long run of "Show Up!" by Peter Michael Marino at Edinburgh Fringe in August 2017 and the continuing tour of her show "David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet" with performances at Kitchen Dog Theatre in Dallas, TX in March2017. She is the founder and producer of the 2nd Annual Women in Theatre Festival playing June 1-24th Off Broadway at ARTNY Theatres. Check out more of her work at www.projectytheatre.org.