New York City
Connelly Theater
June 2017

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Zoo Venues
August 2017

Baltimore, MD
Theatre Project
December 2017


"This visually arresting 'Hunger Artist' leads with enchantment... [Levin] holds the audience in the palm of his hand."

—Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

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Adapted by the company:


Performed by
Jonathan Levin

Written by
Josh Luxenberg

Directed by
Joshua William Gelb


"Are you still starving? When are you going to stop..?"

A man sits alone in a cage, starving himself for your entertainment. Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive, darkly comic trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply... to hunger.


What people are saying about Sinking Ship

[Audiences are] constantly looking for the next new thing... and with this talented company, we may have found it.
— Jason Zinoman, The New York Times
Thrilling! ... the creative standard to which companies should be pushing themselves.
— Aaron Riccio, Theater Talk's New Theater Corps
The splendid Sinking Ship… aiming to honor the mad, creative urge to perfectly transmute ideas into art... succeeds beautifully.
— David Cote, Time Out New York
Highly original!
— Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal