Directed by Walt Jones
World premiere by Walt Jones and the COMPANY
One of the most acclaimed and influential twentieth-century writers, Franz Kafka is renowned for prophetic and profoundly complex stories. His works are characterized by a grotesque vision of the world in which an individual undergoes a transformation in ways that society often finds reprehensible.
The Kafka Project is a collectively-created sampling of six of Kafka’s bizarre world of works, along with entries from his diaries and letters.
The centerpiece of this haunting evening – The Metamorphosis – follows the six-legged nightmare of traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, who awakens one morning to discover he has been transformed into a giant bug. In a dramatic flurry, Gregor scrambles over walls, furniture and down banisters (without the aid of wires or harnesses in this theatrical production), conveying the wrenching sense of a terrified creature being drained of life as our actor seems to defy gravity on the out-of-kilter set. Click here to read more about exciting collaborations for the production.
Click to read the Kafka Project Program.
“Kafka’s work is mysterious, hard to crack, challenging and compelling, and full of contradictions. His writing, while not ‘theatre,’ per se, is very theatrical.” – Walt Jones, project writer and director