Kafka in Palestine

Kafka in Palestine is an imaginative retelling of the friendship between Franz Kafka and his sister Ottla in the early 20th century. They dream of escaping their authoritarian father by moving to the idealized Palestine they have read about in the writings of the Zionist visionary Theodore Herzl. But reality intervenes (Franz’s fatal illness, Ottla’s deportation to the concentration camp of Terezin) until the...
Kafka in Palestine is an imaginative retelling of the friendship between Franz Kafka and his sister Ottla in the early 20th century. They dream of escaping their authoritarian father by moving to the idealized Palestine they have read about in the writings of the Zionist visionary Theodore Herzl. But reality intervenes (Franz’s fatal illness, Ottla’s deportation to the concentration camp of Terezin) until the siblings are magically reunited in the troubled landscape of the modern era. There they have to deal with the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians over the land and human rights. There are also appearances by Herzl, by an Israeli soldier, a modern Palestinian couple, and several creatures from Kafka’s stories.
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Kafka in Palestine

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Community Church of Boston
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Playhouse Creatures Equity Staged Reading
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    TC Squared Playlab Workshop and Table Reading
    ,
    2017
  • University
    ,
    Northeastern University Department of Theatre Staged Reading
    ,
    2017