Starving the Heart
STARVING THE HEART follows the multiple narratives of people navigating through the balance of satisfying personal needs, family wants, and social norms. Following such storylines as Larry giving advice to his girlfriend’s high school kid ; Michelle finding it difficult to curse in the office ; Bo being a proud gun-carrying American, or Derrick getting pulled over for violating his “Black Card”, each path is met with an overlooking figure that judges us. With elements of improvisation, we find out what’s in Danny’s Employee Handbook ; what it’s like to ride a bus in the Southside of Chicago ; and Kareem being interrogated by the TSA. In this very first stage production by Stepping Stone Theater, STARVING THE HEART truly exemplifies what diversity looks like in the United States of America.
The production team for STARVING THE HEART includes Julia Morales (Stepping Stone Theater Artistic Director), Joe McDaniel (Annoyance Theatre Producing Manager), and Sam MacNerland (projection designer & stage manager).