The Judgement is a betrayal of biblical proportions and marks the second work in the Kafka trilogy by The Second Cousins (META 2014, Malthouse Helium Season). Oscillating between banal domesticity and nightmarish horrors, this new work examines how we simultaneously realise and imprison ourselves through the lens of the omniscient Father.
Premiered at La Mama Courthouse, 2015.
Conceived by: Aaron Orzech and Samara Hersch after Franz Kafka’s short story The Judgement
Directed by: Samara Hersch
Devised and performed by: Aaron Orzech, Mary Helen Sassman, Joshua Ferenbach, and Daniel Schlusser
Sound design and Composition by: James Paul
Lighting design by: Amelia Lever-Davidson
Set and costume design by: Romanie Harper
Stage Manager & Production Manager: Ketura Budd
Documenter and assistant stage manager: Ebony Beaton
Special thanks to collaborating artists: Syd Brisbane and David Woods
“ A visual, provocative and sensual version of Kafka’s short story”