Is Gregor Samsa a bug wishing he was a man or a man wishing he was a bug?
AFTER METAMORPHOSIS is a high-octane, visceral reworking of Kafka’s classic tale that weaponizes the surrealism of the original text into a wild rumpus; a satire of conformity.
In a world of political and ecological turmoil, where unfathomably large corporations control everything and our food supply chain is in jeopardy, are we just workers for the hive? Are we all Gregor Samsa?
Through intense physicality, visual theatre, micro-cinema, puppetry, vocals, and rumbling, seismic soundscapes, AFTER METAMORPHOSIS conjures a world of insects and humans coexisting. Are we really that different?
As intense and brooding as it is playful and mischievous, AFTER METAMORPHOSIS peers through the eyes of insects to both lampoon and celebrate humanity, scuttling — mandibles a whir — around themes of imposter syndrome, identity, capitalism, the hive mind, and our relationship with the environment and ecosystem.
"An inventive show that will make you see capitalism with a fresh pair of eyes."
★★★★ The Skinny
"A compelling mixture of performed text, visual imagery, sound and movement (...) a thrilling 55-minute response to Franz Kafka’s classic story"★★★★