A Simple Cereal

How is breakfast the most important meal of the day? A Simple Cereal illustrates the labor, time, and cost of a bowl of cereal to our culture and our bodies. Using local ingredient networks and a manual labor (specifically one man), A Simple Cereal investigates the influence of industry on our diet and how such a change in our society shapes our social and dietary history. To learn more, visit the official site of A Simple Cereal

The Sin Eaters

At the turn of the eighteenth century, when a bereaved family wanted the sins of their lost loved ones absolved and set free…they would get a beggar. Someone willing to eat a piece of bread over a corpse, absorbing the misdeeds of the recently departed and easing the pain of the grieving family. The Sin Eaters are a performance trio carrying on this tradition for modern American culture through competitive eating. Find out more here

People On A Stage

Led by performer Alexa J. Rittichier, the Chicago-based performance ensemble People On a Stage embarked on an eight-month journey through this frontier in thinking and acting. Collecting Ourselves, their collaborative performance work, addresses the individualism of our culture and fosters a collective lifestyle that builds community and addresses creativity as a group process.