Cover art by Len Jenkin

Time in Kafka

Len Jenkin
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A fantastical “Kafkaesque” journey through time and space.

Production Info

Cast: 12 total (6 female, 6 male)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“TIME IN KAFKA is a playful, luminous trip … Len Jenkins’s 90-minute fantasy about a young scholar so in love with the work of Franz Kafka that he imagines the famous writer’s spirit has appeared to tell him the whereabouts of a lost manuscript. What ensues is a poetic and often hilarious meditation on the mystical connection between writer and ardent — part dream reverie, part time travel and often mesmerizing theater …” —Martha Heimberg, Turtle Creek News

“TIME IN KAFKA is full of literary allusions, but it doesn’t feel much like the work of its eponym, Franz Kafka. It’s more like Thomas Mann on psychedelics.” —Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News

“‘Time in Kafka is always broken. Every moment leads back to itself. Chronological and eternal.’ The opening (and closing) lines for Len Jenkin’s new play TIME IN KAFKA could not be more concise in their description of Kafka and the play itself, a fun romp …” —Jennifer Smart, Pegasus News

“… one surprise after another … a vibrant celebration.” —Christopher Soden, Arts & Culture Magazine

About the Author


  • Len Jenkin

    Len Jenkin is a novelist, playwright, director, and screenwriter. His novels include N Judah, New Jerusalem, and The Secret Life of Billy's Uncle Myron (with Emily Jenkins). Plays include DARK RIDE, PILGRIMS OF THE NIGHT, CARELESS LOVE, MY UNCLE SAM, LIMBO TALES, THE DREAM EXPRESS, and LIKE I SAY. His works for the stage have been produced throughout the United States, as well as in England, Germany, France, Denmark, and Japan. His films include Blame It on the Night, Welcome to Oblivion, and American Notes. He has received many honors and awards, including three Obie awards for directing and playwriting, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Award, a nomination for an Emmy Award, and four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Mr. Jenkin holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Columbia University. He's a Professor in the Dramatic Writing Department, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and lives in New York City.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 8/31/2012
Pages 58
ISBN 9780881455311

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Time in Kafka is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC