Paul Chan: Waiting for Godot in New Orleans
In November 2007, Paul Chan, working with New York's Classical Theatre of Harlem, and Creative time, a public arts group, staged five free site-specific performances of Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot, in two New Orleanian neighborhoods destroyed by the flooding caused by the levee breaks during Hurricane Katrina. The performances were part of the larger project which also consisted of a fund to help local rebuilding and reorganizing efforts, and a series of dinners, lectures, classes, and events that unfolded throughout the city during the fall of 2007. The project was entitled . Paul will discuss the organizing and aesthetic ideas around the project and show clips from the performance in the Lower Ninth Ward.
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