Pig Iron Theatre Company member Sarah Sanford will direct the Philadelphia premiere of her co-creation Appetite, to perform at The Wolf Building, April 30-May 3.

This dance-theater piece was created with the Toronto-based Exchange Rate Collective, and examines the cycles of life, love and mass food production that converge at the dinner table. During the piece, the performers embody livestock, sing love songs, and execute bizarre mating dances and eating competitions in pursuit of an ever-elusive fulfillment.

Sanford collaborated with performers Claire Calnan, Adam Lazarus and Linnea Swan to create the work. Kate Alton serves as associate director and choreographic consultant.

The creative team will also include Gillian Gallow (set and costumes), Rebecca Picherack (lighting), and Robert Perrault (sound).