Reimagined by Naomi Patz

Reimagined and reconstructed by Naomy Patz, The Last Cyclist is based on a cabaret written by Karel Svenk inside the Terezín Concentration Camp in 1944. The production was co-directed by Gina Sandi-Diaz and Rachel Blackburn as part of the 2014-2015 University Theatre season. It ran consecutively from Dec.6-11 at the William Inge Memorial Theatre, University of Kansas.


Theatre produced during periods of cultural trauma function aesthetically and structurally in very interesting ways, but The Last Cyclist captured our attention precisely because it is a comedy! The play is a spirited act of defiance and resistance. We honored the artistry and humanity of the prisoners of Terezín by bringing their work to life and in doing so, hope to honor those who suffer and perish around the world due to scapegoating and prejudice.



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