In The Penal Colony
About In The Penal Colony
"In The Penal Colony", adapted from Franz Kafka's short story of the same name, investigates the performance of power, patriarchy and punishment. Three black men convene on an unnamed penal colony and challenge the presumptions of the worth of a human body, asking what does it mean for black male bodies to exist: in the media, when observed, when consumed, when punished.
Miranda Haymon (Director/Writer/Producer) is a director and curator of performance originally from Boston. She is an artist in residence at Roundabout Theatre Company; previously as the 2017/18 Directing Fellow, currently the Artistic Development Associate. She was an Allen Lee Hughes Directing Fellow at Arena Stage, a member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab, and received a 2018 Princess Grace Award/Honoraria in Theater. Miranda is a graduate of Wesleyan University where she double majored in German Studies and Theater and was awarded the Rachel Henderson Theater Prize in Directing. www.mirandahaymon.com