It's Not About the Damn Food: A Solo Verbatim Theatre Piece

It’s Not About the Damn Food is a solo play based on interviews with people who have battled an eating disorder. It explores the root causes of these disorders--ranging from the interviewees’ past traumas, to the desire to gain a sense of control in their lives--and that it isn’t about the food, but runs way deeper. The piece explores misconceptions about eating disorders, and the importance of breaking down these misconceptions in order to destigmatize mental health and challenge societal views of body image. In this virtual teaser, actor and creator Anna Snapp will perform three of the interviewees to give a sense of the wide range of experiences that shape life with an eating disorder.

Anna Snapp is a Brooklyn-based actor and writer whose mission as an artist has been to merge the performing arts with medical education and mental health advocacy. Her own journey through chronic disease, trauma, and mental illness resulted in the creation of her autobiographical one-woman show, I Found That the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow, which has been showcased at theatre festivals internationally.

Her own experience battling a trauma-induced eating disorder led her to create her second solo show, It’s Not About the Damn Food. She is passionate about telling her own story and the stories of other survivors with mental health conditions, in order to educate medical professionals on the patient’s experience and the human side of medicine.

Presented by Northwell Health’s N-Able BERG and Center for Equity of Care

Date: Wednesday May 26, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Online presentation

Advance registration required

Wednesday, May 26, 2021



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