Eugenia Woods' Famished & Kip Fulbeck's Hapa Art

Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 08/02/2011

On Stage & Studio, Aug. 2nd at 11 am on KBOO 90.7fm, Dmae Roberts talks with Eugenia Woods about her documentary theatre piece about food called Famished. Then we hear from artist Kip Fulbeck. He's exploring mixed-race heritage with an exhibit titled Kip Fulbeck: Part Asian, 100% Hapa.

What are you really hungry for? That's the question playwright Eugenia Woods asks in Famished, her interactive theatrical documentary. Famished explores how we relate to food, from the simple pleasures of food to the rituals and traditions behind it. Based on dozens of interviews, and evolving through audience participation,Famished covers a wide range of experiences of eating and sharing food, including food cravings and cooking for seduction.

Famished is being presented in three Portland events:

1st) as an theatrical improvisation,Wednesday, August 10, 7 pm at D-Street Noshery,3221 SE Division St.

2nd) as a community potluck August 19th at 6pm at Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott Street.

3rd) and in a staged reading on Sunday, August 21st at 7 pm at the Portland Playhouse. For more information and to get tickets, check out the Famished website. The world premiere is coming in 2012.

In the latter part of the show, artist Kip Fulbeck focuses on the question, "What are you?" The award-winning photographer is the creator of an exhibit called "Part-Asian, 100% Hapa" showing at the Oregon Nikkei Center. The exhibit features Fulbeck's portraits of "Hapa". Used to refer to people whose mixed-race heritage includes Asian or Pacific Rim ancestry, "Hapa" comes from Hawai'ian word for "half". Once considered a derogatory term, many have now taken ownership of "Hapa" with pride.

"Part-Asian, 100% Hapa" isshowing at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center through the end of this year. Come to the center on August 4th for a special lecture by Emily Momohara, Laura Kina, and Dmae Roberts.

Kip Fulbeck, artist, spoken word performer, and filmmaker,  has been featured on CNN, MTV and PBS. His books include Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids and Part Asian, 100% Hapa.

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