A play for and about teens and their struggle with food.

A play by Linda Daugherty
In partnership with the Orlando Repertory Theatre

EAT dramatizes the dangerous and baffling world of eating disorders in girls and boys, yet is more than a show about eating disorders. It is about our obsession with appearance and body image. Candidly exploring causes and warning signs, the play takes a hard look at the influences of society and the media and tells individual stories of young people struggling with this often tragic epidemic. We especially encourage middle and high school students to attend this reading.



Artistic Director – Jeffrey Revels
Director – Elizabeth Brendel Horn
Assistant Director – Julie Woods-Robinson
Stage Manager – Sonja Beyer-Paulsen
Light Board Operator – Michael Citrinite
Talkback Facilitator – Dr. Erica Karlinsky


Teen Boy #1/The Wrestler/Sign Guy: Nicholas Evans
Offstage Man’s Voice/Coach/Amy’s Dad/Offstage Voice: Sloan Friedman
Teen Girl #3/Lisa/Angry Teen: Jiselle Lee
Terri/Young Ballet Dancer #2: Ashlyn MacNichol Offstage Woman’s Voice/Amy’s Mom/Young Woman in Mirror/Mom #3: Allie Novel
Teen Boy #3/Wrestler’s Friend/Elliott: DJ Palinckx
Young Waitress/Generic TV Actress/Mom #1/Therapist #1: Anyae Reed
Amanda/Young Ballet #3: Jesse Register
Amy: Taylor Riel
Teen Girl #2/If Girl/Jamie: Sara Rintoul
Calorie Woman/Teen Girl #4/Sign Girl: Maddie Roby
Woman #2/Dr. Ellison/Joey’s Mom/Competition Mom/Mom #2/Diet Mom/Dancer’s Dancer/Therapist #2: Devan Seaman
Joey: Jared Warren
Emily/Young Ballet Dancer #1: Trinity Wood



REPLogoPurple SmThe REP is a professional theatre with a mission to create experiences that enlighten, entertain, and enrich families and young audiences. In addition to professional productions, The REP conducts community engagement initiatives. The award-winning REP Youth Academy provides classes and workshops for children, along with professional development opportunities to classroom teachers. Housed in a three theatre complex in Loch Haven Park, The REP is also home to the University of Central Florida’s MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences graduate program. The REP is Florida’s only full-time professional theatre for young audiences. For more information about The REP, including a staff list, please visit www.orlandorep.com.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.