Composer and writer Alicia Mathewson created a new dance theater piece, Creating Life and Making Dinner, which combines song and movement and follows the emotional evolution of three characters whose lives are deeply intertwined. The piece tells the story of Evonne, an African American lawyer, who fears she has lost her way and her lover, Kate, an Irish Catholic healthcare worker, who is desperate to have a baby. Over dinner, the couple asks their friend, Gabe, a black Muslim and gay man to be the surrogate father. After Gabe is brutally beaten by a police officer, all three are forced to rethink their desires. Each one struggles to overcome fear, feed an insatiable hunger, and ultimately to embrace love in a cycle that is destined to repeat itself. Told through movement, song and theatrical repetition, this piece is both narrative and abstract.