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Lisa Dwan: Beckett Trilogy
A Visions and Voices Experience L.A. Event
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Depart USC at 6 p.m.; return at 10 p.m.
The Broad Stage, Santa Monica

Open to USC students only. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, March 10, at 9 a.m. See description for details.*

USC Students – RSVP

To attend a performance on your own, visit The Beckett Trilogy will be at The Broad Stage April 7–10, 2016.


Event Description


(From USC Visions and Voices page: )

After a critically acclaimed sell-out run performing Beckett at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Irish actor Lisa Dwan will perform a one-woman Samuel Beckett trilogy—Not IRockaby, and Footfalls—at the Broad Stage.

Directed by Beckett’s friend and collaborator Walter Asmus, Dwan will revisit her celebrated performance of Not I, a rapidfire monologue in which a female mouth is the only thing illuminated in an otherwise pitch-dark space. Dwan was tutored in the role by Billie Whitelaw, who performed Not I at its 1973 UK premiere after being coached by Beckett himself. Dwan will also perform Rockaby, one of Beckett’s most famous last works, and Footfalls, in which a woman paces back and forth outside her dying mother’s room.

Lisa Dwan has worked extensively in theatre, film, and television both internationally and in her native Ireland. Film credits include Oliver Twist, John Boorman’s Tailor of Panama, and Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. In 2012, she adapted, produced, and performed the critically acclaimed one-woman play Beside the Sea at the Southbank Centre and on tour, and starred in Goran Bregović’s Margot, Diary of an Unhappy Queen at the Barbican. She most recently performed in Ramin Gray’s production ofIllusions by Ivan Viripaev at the Bush Theatre. (Twitter)

Walter Asmus was Beckett’s long-time friend and collaborator, assisting him on many of his productions at the Schiller Theatre in Berlin and for TV in Stuttgart. His production of Waiting for Godot, which toured internationally, including a one-night-only tour of the 32 counties of Ireland, was widely described as the definitive production.