In November 2007 in New Orleans, artist Paul Chan worked with New York’s Classical Theatre of Harlem and the public arts group Creative Time to present five free site-specific performances of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot in two neighborhoods destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. But the project involved much more than the play. In this program Chan—whose work will be on view in the upcoming reinstallation of MoMA’s Contemporary Galleries (June 2010–Summer 2011)—and some of his key collaborators discuss the project and all the different components that made it possible. Participants include Robert Lynn Green, New Orleans resident and “neighborhood ambassador” for the Godot project; Greta Gladney, Executive Director of The Renaissance Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in New Orleans; and Christopher McElroen, Co-founder of the Classical Theatre of Harlem. The program is moderated by Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, MoMA. (source)
Tonight – Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 6:30 p.m.