Report to an Academy

Scena's Artistic Director Robert McNamara as "Red Peter" Jae Yi Photography
Performance Dates

An intelligent African ape is captured and shipped abroad. To survive, he imitates his captors and learns to behave like a human. Soon “Red Peter” presents his tale of transformation—and the horrid details of his ape life—to a top scientific academy. See this wild parable brought to life on the stage. McNamara compels us to ponder the issues of free will, vegetarianism, and animal rights. Based on a short story by the master of existential storytelling, Franz Kafka (Czech Republic).

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
70 minutes



Creative Team

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Adapted From
Franz Kafka short story