New York City
"Directed by Joshua William Gelb from an elegant script by Josh Luxenberg, this visually arresting 'Hunger Artist' leads with enchantment... [Jonathan Levin] holds the audience in the palm of his hand."
—Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times
Adapted by the company:
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. This darkly comic, visually-striking adaptation of the Franz Kafka short story uses physical theater, Victorian miniatures, puppetry, and a set of simple props to support a powerhouse solo performance.
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 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.
NEW YORK CITY
JANUARY 10 - 16
AT THE CONNELLY THEATER
A Hunger Artist returns to the Connelly Theater for seven performances only after acclaimed runs in New York, Edinburgh (Winner of the Lustrum Award for Excellence) and Baltimore.