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This show closed on July 28, 2019

About In The Penal Colony

"[In the Penal Colony] makes its own earnest contribution to the expanding field of the vital, racially themed theater of discomfort that is flourishing these days." - Ben Brantley, New York Times

Adapted from Franz Kafka's short story of the same name, "In The Penal Colony" investigates the performance of power, patriarchy and punishment. Three black men convene in an unnamed penal colony, asking what it means for them to exist in the media, when observed, when consumed, when punished.

Directed by Miranda Haymon ("Exception To The Rule," Roundabout Underground) and produced by The Hodgepodge Group and Lucy Powis, "In The Penal Colony" opens Next Door @ NYTW’s third season.

Run Time

1hr (No Intermission)

Start Date

End Date



Next Door at NYTW

79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

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