This is My Body
‘I do not believe that the Catholic Church has a monopoly on miracles. Turning food into flesh, walking on water, calming the storm, feeding the multitude, exorcism, resurrection, transfiguration. These miracles have happened to me—in the club, in bed, in the airport, in the sea. I wonder if tonight you might help me make another miracle..’
This is My Body is a participatory queer ritual that traces the history of the Eucharist in order to uncover the erotic, subversive, and sacred meanings of breaking bread and drinking flesh and blood. Part theatre, part dance, part ceremony, this show cracks open a Pandora’s box of orgiastic rites and disordered feasting that lies just beneath the veneer of the world’s largest religion. It is an experiment in turning food into flesh and flesh into food that promises to be different every night.
Performed by Luke Macaronas, written and devised in collaboration with Sar Fegan, and with mentorship by Joel Bray, this premier of This is My Body is presented at Testing Grounds in Melbourne.
This performance is pay-as-you-feel. Feel free to pay whatever you think is a fair price, or come along for free! Recommended ticket prices: Full price: $20, Concession: $15
Currently on sale:
Wednesday 8 February 7:30 pm
Thursday 9 February 7:30 pm
Wednesday Feb 14th 7:30pm
Thursday Feb 15th 7:30pm
Wednesday 22 February 7:30 pm
Thursday 23 February 7:30 pm
Wednesday 1 March 7:30 pm
Thursday 2 March 7:30 pm
This performance contains nudity, references to sexual abuse and violence, discussion of sex, contact with food that may contain allergens, intense scenes, and loud noises.
The performance also involves audience participation.
This venue does not have step-free access. More access information will be added soon. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific questions, or if there is something that can be provided to make your experience better.
This work is made on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples and the Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. The performance makers acknowledge their rich history of performance and storytelling, and pay their respects to Elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded.