"Food: festive, fun, flavorful, family, friends, food," she says. "Forbidden, fattening, fatal, fearful, frightening," she adds. Food Fight an hour-long, one act play written and performed by Philadelphia therapist Judy Freed, chronicles her personal journey of recovery. The play will be performed this evening at the Act 2 Playhouse in Ambler.
While many people with eating disorders suffer in silence, Judy says that does not have to be the case. One of her main goals is to take the shame and secrecy out of eating disorders. After each performance, audience members are encouraged to share their own struggles.
Judy says writing the play helped her own recovery.
"I think it's incredibly powerful to take a piece of suffering, personal suffering, and make art out of it, however one does that," she says.
While it addresses a difficult subject matter, the play tries to strike a balance. "It's not all dark, it's not all intense. There's humor. It's crucial to laugh and find the funny moments within the suffering."
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