Arts

Backstage Stories

Sat, Jun 12, 2021 13:00 PM

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Hosts: Marcia Pendleton
Topics:
  • Interview with John Leguizamo -
  • Part I -
  • His Background -
  • His professional journey: the experiences that have brought you to this moment. -
  • Interview with John Leguizamo -
  • Part II – The pandemic pivot and “Waiting for Godot” -
  • What is the play about? (Not everyone will be familiar with it) -
  • How and why did he become involved with the project? -
  • Let’s talk preparation. What was his process? -
  • Describe the rehearsal process -
  • Did you have any input in creating the world of the play? (costumes, set, etc.) -
  •   -
  • Interview with John Leguizamo -
  • Part III -
  • Performance – connecting with the other actors without being in the same room -
  • How does what we’ve been through during the pandemic mirror the world of the play? -
  • Your involvement with the panel “Filming Beckett” -
  • Accessing the play and its ancillary events -
  • Interview with John Leguizamo -
  • Part IV -
  • What’s Next? -
  • Final thoughts – what do you want people to take away from their experience with “Waiting for Godot -
  • How do we connect with you?  Website? Social media? -
  • A quick chat with The New Group Artistic Director and "Waiting For Godot" Director Scott Elliott -
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Synopsis:

John Leguizamo is an award-winning multifaceted creator with a career that spans theater, television, film and literature. His recent work includes the Netflix Series “When They See Us” and the Paramount Television series “Waco.” Today, we’ll speak to him about his life, career, and “Waiting for Godot,” a hybrid production that is theatrical invention and innovative filmmaking. Written by Samuel Beckett and directed by Scott Elliott, “Waiting for Godot” features John, Ethan Hawke, Tarik Trotter, Wallace Shawn, and Drake Bradshaw. The production is part of the Off-Stage series produced by The New Group and No Studios and is streaming at TheNewGroup.org now through June 30, 2021.

Guests:
  • John Leguizamo -
  • Scott Elliott -
Playlist:
  • What I Did For Love by Priscilla Lopez -
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