Franz Kafka's

A Hunger Artist

September 27th & 28th
at the New Ohio Theater

November 5th
at UnitedSolo Festival

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


September 27th & 28th
at The New Ohio Theater
154 Christopher St.
New York City

November 5th
at UnitedSolo Festival
Theater Row, 410 W. 42nd St.
New York City


Adapted by the company:


Directed by
Joshua William Gelb

Performed by
Jonathan Levin

Written by
Josh Luxenberg


What begins as a nostalgic celebration of a lost art form—and its most famous practitioner—becomes a darkly funny trip into the very question of what it means to suffer, and what it means when suffering becomes a public spectacle. In this inventive adaptation of Kafka's tragicomic story "A Hunger Artist," actor, puppeteer and Sinking Ship co-artistic director Jonathan Levin gives a playful and startling performance as the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply… to hunger.


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