New York City
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
"Are you still starving?
When are you going to stop...?"
Sinking Ship Productions presents
A Hunger Artist
Based on the story by Franz Kafka
Adapted by the company:
Joshua William Gelb
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.
Set and Costume Design: Peiyi Wong
Lighting Design: Michael McGee
Sound Design: M. Florian Staab
Based on original design by Joshua William Gelb
Puppet Design: Charlie Kanev and Sarah Nolen
Props and Toy Theater: Jonathan Levin
Trunk Fabrication: Brian McCann
Specialty Costume Fabrication: The Puppet Kitchen
Additional Voices: Adam Kander, Erik Lochtefeld
Producer: Audrey Frischman
Production Manager: Will Jennings
Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth Ramsay
New York City
June 1 - 27
220 E. 4th Street (btw Aves A & B)
Box Office: (646) 343-1584
Performance times vary
Tickets: $15 - $35
August 4 - 28
ZOO's award-winning, intimate studio theatres host a feast of the best new writing, emerging dance companies, and breathtaking physical theatre from around the world.
*No performances Tuesdays
December 14 - 17
45 W. Preston St.
Box Office: (410) 752-8558
5 performances only
Tickets: $15 - $25
Theatre Project —through the presentation of a diverse array of original and experimental theatre, music, and dance — connects the artists and audiences of Baltimore with a global community of performers.
A Hunger Artist is available for touring.
September 27 & 28, 2016
at the New Ohio Theater
November 5, 2016
at the UnitedSolo Festival
WINNER - Award for "Best Satire"*
*We don't think it's a satire but we appreciate the recognition!
A Hunger Artist was first developed at The Freight Residency (2015) and it has since been performed in developmental workshops at Cloud City and Jalopy.
This production of Kafka’s A Hunger Artist made possible by funding from:
The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
The Jim Henson Foundation
The Nancy Quinn Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York)
Subsidized studio space provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
The LIT Fund