The Colossus of Brooklyn

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The Colossus of Brooklyn is a one-man play written by Mario Schiess based on works by Henry Miller.

The original text

Playscript held by NELM: [Collection: SIMON, Barney]: 2003. 90. 147.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1989: Presented by Frangs Productions at the Black Sun in Orange Grove, Johannesburg in August 1989, directed by Mario Schiess starring Bill Flynn. The production moved to the Baxter Theatre in November 1989

1990: Performed at the National Arts Festival by Frangs Productions, directed by Mario Schiess starring Bill Flynn.

2018: Read at the Rosendal-teater in Rosendal, Eastern Free State, on 22 September by Margaret Koch.


Pretoria News, 21 August 1989

Theatre programme, 1989.

"Mario Schiess se werk voorgelees", Volksblad, 19 September, 2018.

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