In The Penal Colony
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.
1hr (No Intermission)