In the Penal Colony

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directed and written by Miranda Haymon

set and costume design by Emmie Finckle

light design by Cha See

sound design by Valentine Monfuega

produced by The Hodgepodge Group & Lucy Powis

featuring Jamar Brathwaite, David Glover and Dhari Noel

photos by Mari Uchida

p r e s s

Brilliantly realized… a symbolic exploration of race in the United States.”


“It’s a jolting blend of dance, movement and physical theater dynamically performed by an African-American cast. Director Miranda Haymon’s electric staging of her pared down yet faithful adaptation [of Franz Kafka’s novel] is filled with dialogue characteristic of Kafka and bracing sequences.”

-Darryl Reilly, Theater Scene

“This experimental piece blurs the lines between theatre and dance, in a manner that is highly effectivethe choreography of the show is highly sophisticated.”

-Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog

Interview: Five Questions with Miranda Haymon

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