Toby Johnson Was My Best Friend in Junior High

A dinner party ritual.

Cloud City, Brooklyn.


This is a show in which we come to your house, cook dinner for you and 10-24 of your friends, and lead you through a ritual dinner concerning Tristan Tzara, dead sardines, and the nature of community. Created in collaboration with Jon Cole and Lauren Anderson, our dinner party toured the East Coast and Midwest for a month in November 2015, and returned to Minneapolis and Chicago for week long runs in the summer and fall of 2016.


Lauren Anderson and Jon Cole at Channer Manor, Mpls MN.


Friend and audience member Michelle Embree interviewed Savannah for her blog after hosting the show in St Louis, and had this to say about the show:

I can tell you a few of the things we did: we read from mini-scripts, heard the sad tale of two sardines who broke up right next to each other in the can. We mourned the loss of a man’s dreams and listened to the woes his enemies gave him. We sang Bohemian Rhapsody and it wasn’t really ironic. We thought about where we belonged in the world and we ate food.

We became a community of witnesses to this event. We invested our trust and something special happened. We were entertained. We laughed. We sang. We vented. We socialized, we were fed. There was a sense of something being completed. I know I won’t forget it. I learned something and I can’t exactly explain it, but I know I’ll think of it again and again.

Check out the full interview here.



Last day of a month long tour. St Louis MO, with Lucy