Kafka’s Dick

The Perils of a Reluctant Influencer

Written by Alan Bennett
Directed by Christena Jackson

Auditions: January 21–23, 2024
Performances: April 18–20, 25–27, & May 2–4, 2024

This hilarious comedy satirizes our habit of showing less interest in an artist’s work than the meaningless details of their private lives, from eating habits to their sex lives. Franz Kafka nearing the end of his life makes his famous request to faithful friend & biographer Max Brod, that all of Kafka’s works be burned after death. Flash forward to a modern-day suburb where Sydney, insurance salesman and devoted Kafka fanatic, is laboring away at his article on Kafka for the company Insurance Journal “Small Print”. Who should miraculously appear on his door step but Kafka himself, with Max Brod in tow. You don’t have to be an expert on Kafka to enjoy the hijinks. But if you know a “Kafka Groupie”, you’ll want to bring them along for the fun!

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The Cast

  • Franz Kafka: Hichem Lahiouel
  • Max Brod: Mark McInnis
  • Sydney: Linus Ma
  • Linda: Sophie Skye
  • Father: Bernie Roehl
  • Hermann K: Himanshu Saraowgi

The Production Team

  • Director: Christena Jackson
  • Stage Manager: Talia Dmitrienko
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Amanda Hoffman 
  • Tech Director: Noah Snow
  • Set & Lighting Designer: JoAnne Ford
  • Costumes: Kristina Nasato
  • Sound / Lighting / Props: Rajat Bamal
  • Producer: Diana Lobb

“Kafka’s Dick” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Part of KWLT’s 2023–2024 season