Beckett on stage
 
 
If you know of any current or upcoming productions of Beckett dramatic works please advise Dirk Van Hulle at dirk.vanhulle@ua.ac.be

Current and Upcoming Productions 

  • Pan Pan Theatre is proud to present their production of Beckett's All That Fall. This production has taken two Irish Times theatre awards, has received huge critical and audience acclaim in Dublin, at the Beckett festival in Enniskillen, and at the New Wave festival at BAM in New York. After being performed at the Samuel Beckett Theatre (Dublin) from 11 to 20 April 2013, the show is scheduled to travel to the Edinburgh International Festival in August (25 - 26 Aug 2013) along with their production of EMBERS (24 - 25 Aug 2013), which will premiere at the Becket Summer School in TCD (2 - 17 Aug 2013). A trailer of Pan Pan Theatre's production of All That Fall can be found here.
  • Theater Zuidpool (Antwerp, Belgium) performs four short dramatic and prose works by Samuel Beckett (Niet ik, Stille sidders, Die keer, Wiegelied) on 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 31 May and 1 June 2013.
  • The Istanbul Municipal Theater performs Playat the Bozar Theatre (Brussels, Belgium) on 26 and 27 April 2013.
  • NTGent restages its 2008 production of 'Krapps Laatste Band'. The play will be performed at the NTGent Minnemeers (Ghent, Belgium) on 28-30 March 2013, and at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Netherlands) on 22 April 2013.
  • The Dutch theatre company 'Toneelgroep Oostpool' performs Wachten op Godot in a series of theatres, from 30 March 2013 to 11 May 2013. Dates, places and tickets can be found here.
  • Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland: Beckett performances 2013:
        Feb 18 Molloy, Presidential dinner, Irish Embassy, Paris, France, to launch the EU 2013 Irish Presidency, Culture Programme.
       
April 17 Molloy, at L'Association Parlementaire Strasbourg, France.
        April 20 Molloy, at Barrow River Arts Festival, Borris, Co. Carlow, Ireland.
        May 12/13 First Love, at the English Theatre, Berlin, Germany.
        May 16/17/18 Here All Night (Beckett Project Paris), Brighton Festival, England.

        May 23/24/25 First Love, at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Schotland.

2010
  • Mouth On Fire production company performs 'Play' 'Not I' and 'Act Without Words I' in The Powerscourt Townhouse Gallery, Dublin from the 16-18th of September.
  • Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland: Beckett performances 2010:

        Jan 8/9/10 First Love, The End, Molloy and Moby Dick, APAP, New York.
        Feb 20 First Love, ENS, Paris, France.
        March 3 /4 The End & The Calmative, Cork, Ireland.
        April 12 - 17 The End & The Calmative, Dublin, Ireland.
        April 20 First Love Basel Theatre, Basel.
        May - 3 & 5 First Love Istanbul & Ankara, Turkey.
        May 15 Molloy Oxford Playhouse, England.
        May  - 26 First LoveTel Aviv, Israel.
        May  - 27/28 First LoveRamallah, Palestine.
        June - 28/29 The Beckett Trilogy National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa.
        July - TBC The Beckett Trilogy London Literary Festival, South Bank Centre, London, England.
        August - TBC First Love Edinburgh Festival.
        September 3-7 First LoveLivearts Festival, Philadelphia, USA
        Sep 9-19 The Beckett Trilogy & First Love. Time Based Art Festival, Portland, OR, USA.
        Sep 20 - 25 First LoveBrisbane Festival, Australia
        Sep 30, Oct 1/2The Beckett Trilogy Tobacco Factory, Bristol, England.
        Oct 5/6The End & The CalmativeCorn Exchange, Brighton
        Oct28 - Nov 18First LoveTour to New England, USA.
        Nov 27First LoveMunich, Germany. Further information:
www.publictheater.org/utr

2009

  • The Beckett International Foundation at the University of Reading is proud to present Rick Cluchey (co-founder of the San Quentin Drama Workshop) performing in Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape on 11th December 2009 (click here for a folder in pdf ).
  • First Love by Samuel Beckett. January 9-18. 
A Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland production. Performed by Conor Lovett; directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett.
  • Intentional Theater presents Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, directed by Miriam Eusebio. February 26th through March 21st, 2009. Wow Cafe Theater, 59 East 4th Street CONTACT INFORMATION: 718-809-0634 -   meusebio@earthlink.net www.IntentionalTheater.org


2008

  • Gate / Beckett, Three Beckett Dramas, performed by Ralph Finnes, Barry McGovern, and Liam Neeson, closes Lincoln Center Festival 08, July 16-27: click here for more information.
  • Happy Days at The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada, 16 Sept. - 4 Oct. 2008: http://www.nac-cna.ca/en/theatre/index.cfm Directed by Leah Cherniak. Set and Costume Design by Victoria Wallace. Lighting Design by John (Jock) Munro. Starring Tanja Jacobs and Paul Rainville.
  • A Beckett Trilogy at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville, Florida. Click here for more information. Thursday, Oct. 30, Dr. Herbert Blau speaking on Samuel Beckett. Monday, Nov. 3, Morton Feldman’s For Samuel Beckett, conducted by Tom Chiu. Thursday, Nov. 6, Rick Cluchey in Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape


2007

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Happy Days with Fiona Shaw , The National Theatre of Great Britain, Nov 23 - 29, 2007, in the Terrace Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts , 2700 F Street, Washington, D C.  Starring Fiona Shaw and Tim Potter. Directed by Deborah Warner. Set Design by Tom Pye. Lighting Design by Jean Kalman. Sound Score by Mel Mercier. Sound Design by Christopher Shutt. Costumes by Luca Costigliolo. 
  • Troupe of Friends and Westfield Department of Recreation presents: Waiting for Godot; Saturday, May 26, 2007 and Sunday, May 27, 2007 4pm 
Free - Memorial Park, Westfield, NJ
  • Gleams Theatre presents Endgame. Directed by Constantin Sokolov. March 27, 29, 31; April 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 2007. 3997 St. Laurent blvd, Montreal. Reservations: 514 934 0535.
  • Clark University Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents Samuel Beckett's Play, April 3, 8:00 pm, in Razzo Hall, as part of the Beckett Symposium Farewell to Farewell, April 2-7. For more information, please call: 508-793-7113
  • Foothills Theatre presents a Foxrock Performance Company production of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, sponsored by Clark University and the Higgins School for the Humanities.  Directed by Raymond Munro.  April 4- 7. Wednesday through Saturday, at 8:00 PM .  Foothills Courtyard, off Commercial Street , at City Square (formerly the Worcester Common Outlets), downtown Worcester , MA .  100 Front Street, Worcester , MA - Box Office: 508-754-4018 - info@foothillstheatre.com
  • Le samedi 10 mars, à 18h30, l'association vous propose, à la librairie de Roussillon (La Maison Tacchella), une lecture de "Pas moi", de Samuel Beckett, par Moni Grégo, comédienne et metteur en scène. beckett.roussillon@wanadoo.fr
  • National Theatre, London.  Happy Days directed by Deborah Warner, cast includes Fiona Shaw 18 January – 1 March; To book: 020 7452 3000 www.nationaltheatre.org.uk (National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX)
  • The Godot Company has opened a new theatre, the tiny (40 seats) BOOKSHOP THEATRE, in Calder's Bookshop opposite the Young Vic near Waterloo Station at 51, the Cut, London SE18AD. Performances of Beckett's Shorts every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 for 1 hour.  Details:  www.godotcompany.com
2006
  • Scène Indépendante Contemporaine (SIC) en association avec le Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, propose trois œuvres rares (Comédie, Pas, Catastrophe) mis en scène et interprété par une figure mythique du théâtre : Michael Lonsdale. Période de Tournée: Octobre 2006 et Décembre 2006.  www.sic-productions.com/programme20062007
  • Beckett and Company: a three-day celebration of Samuel Beckett’s continuing impact on contemporary arts, jointly hosted by Tate Modern, Goldsmiths College, Birkbeck College, and the London Consortium in this, the centenary year of his birth. We begin on Friday 6 October, with an event in the Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, 6-8 October 2006 ( www.beckettandcompany.co.uk ).
  • Dublin-London: beckett centenary festival 2006
19 march-16 may: 6 weeks of drama, film, talks, visual arts and music celebrating Beckett's 100th birthday Following the sell-out success of the 1999 Beckett Festival, the Gate Theatre, Dublin and the Barbican join forces again to present the Beckett Centenary Festival simultaneously in London and Dublin. Immerse yourself in the work of one of the most innovative dramatists and writers of all time. For more information and to book online go to www.barbican.org.uk/beckett
  • Words by Beckett: exhibition to celebrate Beckett’s influence on typographers, graphic designers and visual artists who express their vision through written words and find inspiration from the language of great literature. 29 June - 6 August, 264 Merton Road, London ( www.cathillart.com ) ).
  • The Two River Theater Company -- Jonathan Fox, Artistic Director -- presented a centennial Beckett festival from March 16th to April 2nd in Red Bank, New Jersey. The festival included a production of Waiting for Godot, directed by Seth Barish, and two alternating programs of the short plays, directed by Jonathan Fox.  Edward Albee presented the keynote talk on March 18th; Barney Rosset spoke on March 19th; and Lois Oppenheim moderated a directors panel with Olympia Dukakis, Carey Perloff, Barish, and Fox on March 27th. ( www.trtc.org )
  • In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Irish writer Samuel Beckett, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA, www.mcachicago.org ), Chicago, presented the exhibition Not I: A Samuel Beckett Centenary Celebration, from January 13 to April 23, 2006 . The central work of the exhibition was the 15-minute play by Beckett, Not I. The exhibit also included drawings of Studies for Elliot's Stones by the artist Bruce Nauman, who was heavily influenced by Beckett (cf. his film Slow Angle Walk (Beckett Walk), 1968).
  • Production of Endgame, directed by Beckett scholar Michael David Fox, at Rude Guerrilla Theater, Santa Ana, California, April 27 through May 21.
  • In association with The Beckett Centenary Festival, Dublin Docklands Development Authority & The Irish Museum of Modern Art (Kilmainham) Gare St Lazare Players Ireland presented ACCESS ALL BECKETT April 6 - 14 2006. The programme featured Dublin premiere recitals of Texts For Nothing III, VIII & XI performed by Conor Lovett, Worstward Ho performed by Lee Delong and the European Premiere of Gare St Lazare's production of A Piece of Monologue by Samuel Beckett directed by Walter Asmus and performed by Conor Lovett. In addition: revivals of Enough performed by Ally Ni Chiarain and The Beckett Trilogy (Molloy, Malone Dies & The Unnamable) performed by Conor Lovett. 
  • GLEAMS THEATRE, Montreal, Canada presented BECKETT 100 (Three short plays by S. Beckett - Play, Rockaby and What Where) - premiere on April 13, 2006. 
Directed by Constantin Sokolov. Cast: Anne McMaster, Clinton Lee Pontes, Francis J. Martins, Ira Sokolova, Ken Proulx, Nick Bass, Oliver Koomsatira, Sam Croitoru, Stephanie Chapman-Baker. Dates: From April 13th, 06 to April 16th, 06. Venue: MainLine Theatre, Montreal, 3997 St. Laurent Boulevard, Tel: (514) 849-3378.
  • "TEXTS" adapted for the stage from Samuel Beckett's Texts for Nothing by Joe Chaikin and Steve Kent were performed at the University of La Verne (La Verne, CA). February 9th, 10th and 11th at 7:30 pm.  

2005

  • Waiting for Godot was performed on November 16, 2005 at the "Theater at St. Clement's Church", 423 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.
  • Springfield Stage Works, Ohio's new theater company, staged Beckett's Endgame on November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2005 (State Theater, Downtown Springfield).  www.springfieldstageworks.org
  • Maskara - Nucleo de Pesquisa do Espetaculo Teatral - Nucleus of Performance Research of Universidade Federal de Goias performed Waiting for Godot at Goiania - Goias - Brasil. September 2005 at Teatro Martin Cererê (Goiânia, Brasil). Starring: Saulo Dallago, Wesley Martins, Valeria Braga, Karine Ramaldes. Director Robson Corrêa de Camargo.
  • Signal Ensemble Theatre revived its production of Waiting for Godot: Aug. 11 through Sept. 4, 2005, at the Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division, Chicago).
  • Annual Festival Roussillon: le jeudi 28 juillet 2005 à 21h30 au Conservatoire des ocres de Roussillon: la pièce d'Imre Kertész (écrivain hongrois, prix Nobel de littérature 2002) : "Kaddish pour l'enfant qui ne naîtra pas", un spectacle du Vidy Théâtre de Lausanne avec Jean-Quentin Châtelain. Cette mise en scène a connu à Paris un succés considérable et des critiques enflammées.
  • Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto staged Waiting For Godot in the summer of 2005: http://www.soulpepper.ca/2004/index.htm
  • Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma, produced Beckett's Endgame in April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30, 2005. For questions, contact Rebecca C. Thrash, Professor of Theatre & Speech, Rose State College, 6420 Southeast 15th Street, Midwest City, OK 73110, (405) 736-0364. The dramaturgical information James Patrick Dolph (University of Central Oklahoma) prepared for this production can be found at http://www.libarts.ucok.edu/english/adjunct/dolph/Glossary%20of%20Words.htm
  • GLEAMS THEATRE (Montreal, Canada) performed Rockaby - Four Short Plays (Rockaby, Rough for Theatre I, Ohio Impromptu, Catastrophe). Director, Set & Costume Design: Constantin Sokolov. Original Music by Ira Sokolova. Starring: Ira Sokolova, Toma Weideman, Alain Mercieca, Katie Leggitt, Mina Viatcheva. April 30th, 2005 (Saturday) and MAY 1st, 2005 (Sunday). Playing at Victoria Hall (in the Art Gallery), 4626 Sherbrooke St., W., Westmount. Curtain up: at 8pm. Admission: 20$; seniors: 15$; students & groups: 10$. Box Office: (514) 934-0535. Performance 8:30 pm; arriving time: 7:30pm.
  • The Godot Company: Beckett weekend at the Cockpit Theatre in London from Friday 13th May to Sunday the 15th: 3 performances of Piece of Monologue, Play, and Catastrophe on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm and on Sunday at 2:30. Dante and the Lobster is being given a public reading on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm, followed by Beckett's Poetry at 5pm. On Sunday the 15th there will also be a performance of Rockaby. For more information: http://www.cockpittheatre.org.uk/ or http://www.godotcompany.com/ .
  • The Hudson Shakespeare Company performed Waiting for Godot at the Hackensack Arts and Cultural Center, Hackensack, NJ on April 1-17, 2005. The production is directed by Gene Simakowicz. Further information about this production can be found at the Hudson Shakespeare Company web site:
 http://hudsonshakespeare.org/Past%20Productions/waiting_for_godot.htm
  • Irish Repertory Theatre presented Endgame, Directed by Charlotte Moore, starring Tony Roberts, Adam Heller, Kathryn Grody, Alvin Epstein, February 15, 2005 - April 10, 2005. Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm. Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 3pm. All Seats: $45 and $50. Opening Night: February 24, 2005, 7pm. Funders Night: March 1, 2005, 8pm.
  • Gare St Lazare Players Ireland will present Texts For Nothing recited by Conor Lovett on March 9 and Worstward Ho recited by Lee Delong on March 10 at Le Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris . Both pieces are directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett. For info go to: www.centreculturelirlandais.com
  • Gare St Lazare Players Ireland presented Access All Beckett as part of Cork 2005 European Capital of Culture. Worstward Ho recited by Lee Delong, April 4 - 16 (except April 10) at 8pm (7pm on April 9) at Cork Public Museum, Fitzgeralds Park, Cork. Texts For Nothing recited by Conor Lovett April 7 - 10 at 8pm at The Masonic Lodge, Tuckey St, Cork. Enough recited by Ally Ni Chiarain (15 minutes) April 9 & 11 - 16 at 13.30pm at The Other Place, Sth Main St, Cork. All pieces are directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett. For info go to:  www.garestlazareplayersireland.com . Booking at http://www.adviserplus.ie/tickets/ctb2/index.asp?shows=1 , or telephone Everyman Palace Theatre +353 21 4501673
  • Gare St Lazare Players Ireland presented Texts For Nothing recited by Conor Lovett on March 9 and Worstward Ho recited by Lee Delong on March 10 at Le Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris . Both pieces are directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett. For info go to: www.centreculturelirlandais.com
  • JMG Productions produced a performance ofb from February 17th - 20th, 2005 at the Royal Theater, 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY. The production
was directed by Lorli Villanueva. Cast: Estragon by LAWRENCE LESHER, Vladimir by BEN SUMRALL, Pozzo by WILLIAM DEMANIOW, Lucky by JEFF STEVENS, Boy by MARK VILLANUEVA
  • Signal Ensemble Theatre presented Waiting for Godot, directed by Roman Marra at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago, January 13 through February 20. For more information go to http://signalensemble.com or call 773-347-1350.
  • Devanaugh Theatre presented Voices in the Dark: Three Plays by Samuel Beckett: featuring Krapp's Last Tape, Ohio Impromptu and Cascando directed by David J Dowling with original music by David J (of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets) Feb 3-20, 2005 @ The Piano Factory 791 Tremont Street, Boston MA.
  • Theatre Centre in Toronto presented That Time/ five short plays by Beckett from December 6-19 2004, directed by Jennifer Tarver, performed by Paul Fauteaux, Barbara Gordon, and David Jansen. That Time includes: Not I, Act Without Words I & II, That Time and Catastrophe. For more information please go to: http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2004-12-02/stage_theatrepreview.php
  • The Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, Florida will be presenting Happy Days on January 20-February 13, 2005 at 105 South Magnolia Avenue Orlando, FL 32801 (Mailing Address P.O. Box 3109 Orlando, FL 32802-3109). Tel 407.297.8788, Fax 407.298.5056. For further information, go to: http://www.madcowtheatre.com/2004/Happy%20Days.htm
  • Theatre Centre in Toronto presented: That Time/ five short plays by Beckett from December 6-19 2004, directed by Jennifer Tarver, performed by Paul Fauteaux, Barbara Gordon, and David Jansen. That Time included: Not I, Act Without Words I & II, That Time and Catastrophe.
  • Secret Theatre, New Haven, CT - Secret Theatre, the New London-based arts collective, in association with ghostcrab, presented Waiting for Godot at the Little Theatre from November 5 - November 20. Tim Lee directed this revival with a cast comprised of Rob DaPonte, Milt Angelopoulos, Larry Ryan, Tim Sparen, and John Angelopoulos. The design team was comprised of: Shima Ushiba (Costumes), Mike Libera (Lighting), and Fitz Gitler (Sound).
  • La cave poésie de Toulouse a presenté Oh ! les beaux jours avec Patricia KARIM et René GOUZENNE, mise en scène : René GOUZENNE 19 Octobre au Samedi 6 Novembre.
  • The Ensemble for Contemporary Music at the University of California Santa Barbara presented Musica/verbum with Cascando performed by Irwin Appel as Opener and James Donlon as Voice, accompanied by the performers of the Ensemble of William Kraft's score. The concert also included pieces by Robert Erickson, Alan Ridout, and Elisabeth Lutyens. Thursday Nov. 11 in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus.
  • Dramaten, The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm presented a mixed bill of Beckett short plays. It opened on 25 September: Natt och drömmar en kväll med Samuel Beckett.

2004

  • Cabaret Theatre on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers presented Waiting for Godot to October 31, 2004.
  • Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading, presented Happy Days, Monday 11th - Saturday 16th October, 2004, 7.45 p.m. Director: Anne Latto, postgraduate student in Film, Theatre and Television Studies; Consultant: Professor James Knowlson, author of a prize-winning biography of Beckett; Actors: Pauline Gray, an experienced performer of Beckett's works, and Jeremy Rowe, Chairman of Progress Theatre.
  • Rubicon Theatre Company's BeckettFest presented, among many other plays and events, Waiting for Godot, September 2 through October 3. The play was directed by Walter Asmus and featured Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Spano and Robin Gammell as Vladimir and Estragon, Cliff DeYoung as Pozzo, and Ted Neelly as Lucky. The festival also included productions of Krapp's Last Tape, with Rick Cluchey as Krapp, Happy Days, directed by Jenny Sullivan, with Robin Pearson Rose as Winnie, Rockaby, directed by David Payne with Susan Clark, Footfalls and A Piece of Monologue, directed by Walter Asmus, a reprise of Jack Mc Gowran's Beckett monologue, Beginning to End, by Cliff DeYoung, plus panels and other events. The Rubicon Theatre is located at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001.
  • FourScore Productions in association with the BlueSphere Alliance, recently opened a play at the Lex Theater in Hollywood entitled Godot Has Left the Building.
  • Les Ateliers d'Aix-en-Provence presented Fin de partie at the annual Beckett Festival sponsored by La Maison Samuel-Beckett July 28.
  • The Beckett project, directed by Phillip Zarrilli. Cast included patricia Boyette.