Three masked performers, one dressed as a chef, the others dressed in red and black, pose in a graveyard.

Mortal Meal Services

Mortal Meal Services

An immersive, promenade-style play for an audience of one about finding wonder in the face of grief.
Created by Mieke D

Saturday, December 12th at 8:00pm EST
Presentation and Q&A streaming on Facebook Live and Twitch

Mortal Meal Services is a promenade-style play for an audience of one at the Woodlands Cemetery in West Philadelphia. In it, Mortal Meal Services invites audiences to go on a whimsical, interactive hero’s journey to craft the perfect Last Meal. With the help of the one-and-only Chef Sohrab and other guides, the audience just might make it to the Afterlife Aftertimes Afterparty for the meal of a lifetime and a taste of wonder in the face of grief. But time is running out!

Join us on December 12th for a presentation of documentation of the live experience–in the video presentation, the artist will take audiences through the experience (from the vantage point of a participant), with time after for audience feedback and a Q&A.


Mortal Meal Services
Lead artist: Mieke D (www.mieked.com)
Written in collaboration with Manny Rivera and co-performers, Sohrab Haghverdi and Jillian Jetton (www.jillianjetton.com).
Puppetry and Map-Making: Liz Oakley (www.lizlizliz.com)
Advisement: Makoto Hirano 
Production Management: Jacob Gilbert
Stage Management: Leslie Ann Boyden  
Videography: Bellisant Corcoran-Mathe
Photography: Ryan Pater

Special thanks to Adrienne Mackey, Joseph Ahmed, Daniel Park, Cinder Kuss, Mette Loulou von Kohl, Linnea Bond, Katie Butler, Tony Moaton, Tony Bolante, Vanessa Ogbuehi, Ali Goss, my classmates, and the Pig Iron faculty.