ABUNDANCE AND SCARCITY – FALL 2015
This play will journey into the complicated and emotional territory of access to food and the psychological ramifications of food and hunger.
In Los Angeles, and many other cities around the world, only a few city blocks can separate people who are virtually unable to access healthy food and communities who have abundant access.
We’ll partner with food assistance organization, food stamp recipients, homeless individuals, people suffering from eating disorders and others to uncover the untold stories behind such emotionally wrought issues as food insecurity, obesity, malnourishment, anorexia/bulimia, and food access.
Julie Marie Myatt
Julie most recently wrote A Man Comes to Fowler, for Cornerstone’s Institute Summer Residency in the agricultural town of Fowler, California. Her play Someday premiered as part of Cornerstone's Justice Cycle in 2008. Other works include: The Happy Ones, premiered at South Coast Repertory; Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter, premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and performed at the Kennedy Center as part of the Center's Fund for New American Plays; My Wandering Boy, premiered at South Coast Repertory in 2007 as part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival and produced in New York as part of the 2007 Summer Play Festival; Boats on a River, premiered at the Guthrie Theater, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and recorded for the LA Theatre Works radio play series "The Play's The Thing"; Mr. and Mrs., premiered at the 2007 Humana Festiva; and The Sex Habits of American Women, produced by the Guthrie Theatre, Signature Theater in Arlington, VA, among others, and premiered at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Julie’s work has been developed or seen at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Rep, Cherry Lane, A.S.K. Theatre Projects, LAByrinth Theater Company, Denver Center Theatre, among others. She received a Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center, and a McKnight Advancement Grant. She is currently working on commissions for ACT Seattle, Roundabout Theatre, and Yale Repertory. She is a resident member of New Dramatists.