Eating Their Words is an unprecedented event planning company that combines the performing and culinary arts for an unforgettable evening of culture and entertainment. We bring America's most exciting playwrights, the country's most innovative and established chefs, and the finest stage and screen performers to your guests for a reinvention of "dinner theater" that's setting New York abuzz. Whether it's a board meeting, product launch, a leadership summit, benefit gala, or a special birthday party, an Eating Their Words event is an entirely original and thrilling experience.

Eating Their Words works with you to determine the perfect venue and chef for your event. For your tailor-made experience three established playwrights collaborate with a seasoned chef, under a theme of your choosing. Each playwright then creates a 15-20 minute play, set at a dinner table, corresponding to one of three courses. The actors perform these plays at a table in the center of the room, voyeuristically surrounded by your guests, who are "eavesdropping" on a conversation at the neighboring table. In between each play, the guests indulge in the course they just watched the actors interact over; original dishes created by the chef after reading each play. There is ample time for socializing and mingling throughout the evening. Our events are sophisticated, intimate and visceral; ideal for up to 50 or 60 attendees.

Have company-specific humor or terminology that will tickle your guests? We'll ensure it's part of the play. Looking to create an event in a private residence? We'll stage the plays environmentally -- however and wherever you choose. The possibilities are endlessly entertaining.

Please note that due to the original nature of the event, we do require 8-10 weeks of lead-time.

Since its inception, Eating Their Words has featured the finest Broadway and screen talent in new work by playwrights such as Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men), Theresa Rebeck (Pulitzer Finalist, Mauritius), Brooke Berman (A Perfect Couple), Annie Baker (Body Awareness) and Beau Willimon (Farragut North); in turn, these playwrights have collaborated with chefs David Bouley, Marco Moreira, Colin Alevras, and Sam Mason, among others.

For more information or a quote for your upcoming event, email Marlo Hunter at We will gladly offer references from our past corporate and not-for-profit private events and collaborations.

A culinary treat, a cultural fix and a supper-club social, Eating Their Words will delight and impress your attendees.
You'll love what we bring to the table.