The Silent Dinner Parties are headed to Melbourne, and there will be 3 happening as a part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival on October 4th, 5th and 6th. It’s super exciting! I love Melbourne, and so it feels like bringing the project home. I have had one Silent Dinner Party in Melbourne before, in 2009, but that was private event and so this is the first time the experience is being offered to the public.
After returning from an intense and overwhelming experience mounting the project in New York earlier this year, I am super keen to see how the Melburnians, being Australia’s ‘cultural capital’ rival the New Yorkers for joining in and pushing the boundaries!
We have been offered a beautiful family house in inner Melbourne to host the events in, thanks to Mag Kearney and family. Our chef is the talented Emma James, who has cooked for two Silent Dinners in the past, both of which were completely vegan menus, one with a Moroccan slant, and the other Thai influenced. I’m not going to leak what this mean is all about just yet, but it’ll be a vegetarian banquet straight from the heart. The rest of the crew is coming together and we have some wonderful characters floating around. I can’t wait to lock down to the run with them.
Tickets are $55 including the three course meal and are available now through the festival website.
If you would like to come along and help instead of paying for a ticket, no worries, please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing you soon Melbourne!