William Steinberger, Marisa Brau, Andreas Damm, Michael Calciano, and Melissa Cesarano of “Gregor”

InVersion Theatre Company presents Gregor, freely adapted from Kafka's The Metamorphosis, directed by William SteinbergerWe’ve all felt like an outsider at some point. But imagine how much more divorced from the world you’d feel if you woke up one day to discover you’ve turned into an insect.

That is, of course, the premise of Franz Kafka’s century-old absurd novella on alienation, The Metamorphosis. For GregorInVersion Theatre‘s stage adaptation of the story, the company adds theatrical movement and storytelling to give it a contemporary spin.

Plus, they add inter-dimensional actor-bureaucrats to tell us the story. And it totally works.

Listen in as director William Steinberger, along with the full cast, Marisa Brau, Andreas Damm, Michael Calciano, and Melissa Cesarano, discuss hearing Bond villains in your head, the inability to speak linearly, what happens when you lose language, and Kafka’s character of Gregor as a “proto-millennial.”

“…there’s this really fascinating triad: there’s Kafka who wrote it, there’s the speaker of The Metamorphosis, and then there’s Gregor…and I felt as though the novella was incredibly ripe for theatrical adaptation, because…a good way to [recreate that triad] was through breaking the fourth wall…I thought theatre could do it really well.”

InVersion Theatre presents

Gregor

freely adapted by William Steinberger & the whole InVersion crew
from Franz Kafka’s THE METAMORPHOSIS
directed by William Steinberger

through May 8, 2016

Access Theatre
380 Broadway
Manhattan

tickets: $20, available via InVersion’s website

InVersion Theatre Company presents Gregor, freely adapted from Kafka's The Metamorphosis, directed by William Steinberger, photo by David Slotnick InVersion Theatre Company presents Gregor, freely adapted from Kafka's The Metamorphosis, directed by William Steinberger, photo by David Slotnick InVersion Theatre Company presents Gregor, freely adapted from Kafka's The Metamorphosis, directed by William Steinberger, photo by David Slotnick InVersion Theatre Company presents Gregor, freely adapted from Kafka's The Metamorphosis, directed by William Steinberger, photo by David Slotnickphotos by David Slotnick

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