Kafka's Metamorphosis

Kafka's Metamorphosis at Capital Fringe Trinidad Theatre Design by Janet Antich
Performance Dates

Alliance for New Music-Theatre presents a dark and comical interpretation of Franz Kafka’s iconic work through the lens of this season’s theme - The Outsider’s Outsider. Kafka, the son of a German-speaking, Jewish family living as outsiders in Czech-speaking Prague, imaginatively creates an alter-ego figure, Gregor, who inexplicably wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect, and is further ostracized as an outsider living in the midst of his family.

This highly collaborative and eclectic music-theatre adaptation includes traditional Jewish melodies, vocal improvisations developed by the ensemble live cello on stage, and animations, inspired by Kafka’s original drawings, that interact with the performers’ highly physicalized style to convey the importance of the writer’s artistic imagination.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
90 minutes


Father Samsa
Gregor Samsa
Sister Greta

Creative Team

Set Designer
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer