A Hunger Artist

 

"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.

Based on the story by Franz Kafka

Winner of Summerhall's Lustrum Award for Excellence at the Edinburgh Fringe, and nominated for two Drama Desk Awards (Outstanding Solo Performance, Outstanding Puppet Design).

https://www.sinkingshipproductions.com/a-hunger-artist

Created by:
Performer
Jonathan Levin
Playwright
Josh Luxenberg
Director
Joshua William Gelb

THE TEAM
Set and Costume Design: Peiyi Wong
Lighting Design: Kate McGee
Sound Design: M. Florian Staab
Puppet Design: Charlie Kanev and Sarah Nolen
Props and Toy Theater: Jonathan Levin
Additional Props and Puppets: Ariel Lauryn