The School of Film, Media & Theatre and the Atlanta City Theatre premiered “Food Justice,” a one-night engagement to raise awareness on food deserts — geographical areas where healthy food is inaccessible or expensive.
The production showcased original monologues performed by student actors from the creative perspective of various fruits and vegetables. The show featured a dozen monologues beginning with Grape, who spoke about how grapes are grown and the fact that there is an unbelievable number of areas without access to her. The show ended with Kale, who complained about the shockingly high number of communities in the US that are part of a food desert.
Susan G. Reid, Professor of Practice in Acting and Directing, conceived of “Food Justice” and collaborated with Susan Sojourna Collier, Assistant Professor in the Film, Television and Radio Department at Syracuse University, who enlisted students and graduates from Georgia State, Syracuse and Clark Atlanta University to write the monologues.
A post-performance talkback featured panelists from the GSU Panther Pantry, Free99Fridge and Food4Life.
“Food Justice” is part of the School of Film, Media & Theatre’s “Give Back” series shedding light on relevant social issues that impact the Georgia State community, Atlanta and the global landscape.
February 17, 2022 Dahlberg Theatre