2009 Metamorphosis

@ Alliance Francais (Myanmar)

An original cross-cultural theatre work based on the story Kafka’s Metamorphosis, created for the Theatre of the Disturbed with students of the Alliance Francais in Yangon. Students participated in a two week workshop performance and script creation workshop led by Ruth Pongstaphone; during the workshop they practiced techniques in Butoh and physical theatre and adapted the story of Metamorphosis to their own experiences. The new adaptation of Metamorphosis was performed by the students as a full theatre play on the Alliance Français stage at the culmination of the workshop. The workshop and production were curated by Nyein Lin Htet of the Theatre of the Disturbed as part of an on-going series of guest artists invited to engage in collaborations with emerging theatre artists of Burma. This series is part of the curricula of iUi Festival, also curated by Linhtet since 2008.


Written, Directed & Designed by Ruth Pongstaphone with Lin Htet
Written & Performed by the students of the Alliance Français, Yangon
Produced by Theatre of the Disturbed
Facilitated by Alliance Français, Yangon

© Dhamma Theatre West Inc 2012