Swallowing Communion


Mar 1997
ABC Radio Broadcast Swallowing Communion
(with Deborah Kennedy and Angela Toohey).



Commissioned by ABC Audio Arts programme Radio Eye as part of their month-long series on meat.

This is a programme which extends the concept of meat out into the notion of the meat of the spirit. It investigates the meaning that people attach to the taking of the body and blood of a divine being, in this case, the lamb of God in Christ.

The piece combines edited interview excerpts with believers who in some way have been denied communion or have an ambivalent relationship to it because of their sexuality or ethnicity. Parallel to these interview segments is the dramatic journey of two characters, Faith and Doubt. Also in the programme two pastors, a man and a woman consecrate and serve the communion ritual.

– Radio play
– 2 Females

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