Meta

Production still for "Meta". L to R: Liz Jones, Mary Helen Sassman, and John Flaus. Photographer: Pierre Carthew

Meta

By The Second Cousins

22 October 2014 – 01 November 2014 Tower Theatre

Based on Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis

Malthouse Theatre, Second Cousins,

New Adaptation Theatre Collaboration Independent

Inspired by Kafka’s short story Metamorphosis, META re-imagines the given circumstances of Kafka’s world, drawing on his central characters but placing them in a contemporary nightmare where the tragic fate of the ‘other’ demands attention.

Performed with minimal dialogue, META presents three tightly woven episodes of Gregor’s world, highlighting the subtle transformation of his family as they struggle to accept the sudden change that is imposed upon them.

Production still for "Meta". Liz Jones. Photographer: Pierre Carthew
Production still for "Meta". L to R: John Flaus and Mary Helen Sassman. Photographer: Pierre Carthew
Production still for "Meta". Aaron Orzech. Photographer: Pierre Carthew
Production still for "Meta". L to R: Liz Jones, Mary Helen Sassman, and John Flaus. Photographer: Pierre Carthew
Production still for "Meta". Photographer: Pierre Carthew
Production still for "Meta". L to R: Mary Helen Sassman andAaron Orzech. Photographer: Pierre Carthew
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Production still for "Meta". Liz Jones. Photographer: Pierre Carthew

Production still for "Meta". L to R: John Flaus and Mary Helen Sassman. Photographer: Pierre Carthew

Production still for "Meta". Aaron Orzech. Photographer: Pierre Carthew

Production still for "Meta". L to R: Liz Jones, Mary Helen Sassman, and John Flaus. Photographer: Pierre Carthew

Production still for "Meta". Photographer: Pierre Carthew

Production still for "Meta". L to R: Mary Helen Sassman andAaron Orzech. Photographer: Pierre Carthew

Creatives

Franz Kafka

Author

David Woods

David Woods

Dramaturg

Romanie Harper

Romanie Harper

Set Designer, Costume Designer

James Paul

Sound Designer, Composer

Amelia Lever-Davidson

Amelia Lever-Davidson

Lighting Designer

Samara Hersch

Samara Hersch

Director, Devisor

Bek Berger

Producer, Co-Producer

Ainsley Kerr

Ainsley Kerr

Stage Manager

Anna Orzech

Musician

Letitia Brennan-Steers

Assistant Stage Manager

Stephanie Dimitrou

Set Designer

Acknowledgements

Malthouse Theatre HELIUM Program and The Second Cousins present META.

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