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Kafka’s Ape ()

Produced by


Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Author: Franz Kafka
Adapter: Guy Sprung
Director: Guy Sprung


The Gladstone Hotel


August 7th, 2014 – August 17th, 2014


Captured on the Gold Coast and imprisoned in a cage, Redpeter’s only escape route is to become a walking, talking, spitting, hard-drinking member of the Peace Industry, the entrepreneurial world of mercenary soldiers that is one of the biggest growth industries of the 21st century. In detailing the journey of his enforced evolution from Apedom to Humandom, Mr. Redpeter is a living embodiment of the irony that perhaps now he is more animal than he ever was as an Ape. Based on Kafka’s short story written in 1917, A Report to an Academy, Kafka’s Ape is a theatrical tour-de-force. Born in 1883, Kafka is one of the most influential authors of the 20th Century.  (


Howard Rosenstein Redpeter
Alexandra Montagnese Mrs. Redpeter

Creative Team

Franz Kafka Author
Guy Sprung Adapter
Guy Sprung Director
Arianne G de Miomandre Costume Designer
Arianne G de Miomandre Set Designer
Nikita U Sound Designer
Nikita U Video Consultant
Vladamir Alexandru Cara Makeup
Eric Mongerson Lighting Designer
Zach Fraser Assistant Director
Zach Fraser Movement Coach
Anana Rydvald Movement Coach


Kate Hagemeyer Stage Manager
Tristynn Duheme Production Manager
Tristynn Duheme Technical Director