Eating Myself
Eating Myself
Past Performance
In The Theatre
November 24th - November 29th 2020

Ameena Hamid Productions presents EATING MYSELF, a powerful and vulnerable female exploration about food, the kitchen, and the act of nurturing ourselves within the construction of a woman’s identity in Peruvian society. A communal experience through the real task of cooking on stage while digging into the performer’s deep fight around body image and self-care, this is a shared ritual with South American flavour, that pretends to take the audience back to our roots and question how different we are.

Pepa Duarte is a Peruvian actor, theatre-maker and drama teacher. Coming from the world of devising, physical theatre and improvisation, Pepa's work combines different techniques to challenge and engage with the audience. After over 10 years of making work and training actors in Peru, Pepa moved to London for her Master's Theatre Laboratory at RADA. Her creations are mostly related to women rights, immigration and activism.

The show was born out of the urge to talk about the relationship between women and food, and the act of nurturing oneself and others. Through storytelling, movement and music Eating Myself aims to bring the audience closer to their own traditions, it sees questioning and exploring our roots as a way of understanding ourselves. Pepa uses on stage cooking to generate an intimate sensory experience full of flavour.

Live Stream Performance

Tuesday 24th November 2020 - 7:30pm
Run time:
55 mins

On Demand - Watch a repeat broadcast any time up until midnight of Sunday, 29th November, 2020

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Cast and Creative Team
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Written & Performed by Pepa Duarte
Directed by Sergio Maggiolo
Movement Direction by Shane Dempsey
Set Design by Laura Arroyo
Costume and Prop Design by Carolina Rieckhof
Composition and Sound Design by Tom Sochas
Lighting Design by Michael Harpur
Poster Photography by Mathis Media.


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Press Quotes
""a well-crafted piece of theatrical storytelling...created with a great deal of heart and soul""
""Duarte's exploration of food (from every angle) is warm, generous and asks all the right questions""
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Creative Team
Pepa Duarte Writer & Performer

Pepa Duarte is a Peruvian actor, physical performer and improviser based in London. She is trained in acting, devising, physical theatre, movement, and singing.

After a decade of performing and making theatre In Peru, Pepa moved to the UK to further her training in devising and physical theatre, graduating from MA Theatre Lab at RADA in 2018. Since then she has worked with companies like Popelei, Bric a Brac, Head for Heights, Global Voices and La Fura Dels Baus. 

She currently works as a drama facilitator for Old Vic Theatre and Tender & Education and is the director of Southwark Playhouse's Youth Company. 

Sergio Maggiolo Director

Sergio Maggiolo is a Peruvian actor, director and writer based in south west London. He trained as an actor and improviser in several institutions and with various acting coaches in Lima while attending Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú studying a BA in letters and humanities. He worked as an improv teacher through university and then decided to study acting at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York City. Sergio made his film debut with in the movie Vidas Paralelas produced by Andes Films in 2007.

In 2008 Sergio was cast in a main role as Piero in the series La Pre produced by Frecuencia Latina. He moved to London in 2014 and became a member of the Spanish Theatre Company and helped built and open the first theatre dedicated exclusively to showcase Spanish and Latin American Theatre in London, the Cervantes Theatre. He is part of the Young Vic’s Director Programme and has collaborated with the Out of the Wings Collective’s festival of theatre in translation. His theatre company Degenerate Fox, is the UK branch of the New York Neo-Futurists, focused on creating non illusory theatre.

In 2018 he founded the first Spanish Language branch of Neo-Futurist theatre under the name Un Intento Valiente.

Ameena Hamid Producer

Producer Ameena Hamid is a creative producer, based in London. Her work focuses on putting under-represented voices centre stage and she is particularly passionate about increasing inclusivity and representation in theatre.

She was one of the Edinburgh Fringe and British Council’s Emerging Producers for 2019 and is currently supported by Stage One’s Bridge the Gap Programme.

Ameena has produced work at Vault Festival and the Old Red Lion Theatre, as well as touring work across the UK.