Heart Melt Cafe

Heart Melt Cafe exists in the imagination of Kitty as she plays pretend as Cleo Taurus with her adult friend, Frances. Over a shared ice cream sundae, two strangers can break the ice, and experience a genuine heart-melting moment. Interested participants take a number then are randomly paired and called up to the diner booth by a waitress, seated, and served a single ice cream sundae to share. The audience observes and cheers for the couple. Part cheesy diner, part game show set, the installation consists of a diner booth on a raised stage and flashing game-show signage behind. The experience is meant to bring strangers together to create new connections over a sweet and refreshing treat!

Collaborators:

April Marten, Cara McKinley, Jill Roland, Oliver Clozeoff, Popi Casio, and Raven Von Roe. Photography by Ally Todd Portrayals.

Traveling exhibition:

September 7th, 2018 from 5-10pm Fourth and Gill Park, Knoxville, TN. 

June 14-17th, 2018 from 1-2:30 and 7-8:30pm daily at To The Moon, Sneedsville, TN. 

Funding:

Created for and funded in part by To The Moon, a regional burn located in Sneedsville, TN. Special thanks to Sonya Rottero, Jill Roland, and Katie Miller

$100 in tips was given by generous audience members at the event on September 7th. The tips were split among the performers.