Beckett Shorts


Text Samuel Beckett
Direction JoAnne Akalaitis

2007/08 Season

December 5, 2007—January 20, 2008

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Fearlessly imaginative, five-time OBIE award winning director JoAnne Akalaitis joins with Mikhail Baryshnikov and composer Philip Glass to bring four of Samuel Beckett’s one-act plays – Act Without Words I, Act Without Words II, Eh Joe, and Rough For Theatre I – to NYTW as Beckett Shorts.  After a successful workshop this past spring, Akalaitis invited Bill Camp (currently Alceste in The Misanthrope at NYTW), Karen Kandel, and David Neumann to work with her and Baryshnikov on these funny and fiercely physical plays.

Scenic Design Alexander Brodsky
Costume Design Kaye Voyce
Lighting Design Jennifer Tipton
Sound Design Darron L West
Video Design Mirit Tal
Original Music Philip Glass

with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bill Camp, Karen Kandel and David Neumann