SAMUEL BECKETT: Fun & Games
Hosted By Hazel Carr Leroy and Alan Stanford
February 19 & 26, 2021
Live on YouTube at 2pm ET
Over the nest two weeks, we are joined by Pittsburgh’s renowned actor and professor Hazel Carr Leroy to look at the fun and frolics of Beckett remarkable characters.
Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting For Godot was once famously described as ‘the play where nothing happens – twice.’ First produced in French and then re-written by Beckett into English, it remains one of the most significant plays of the twentieth century. Beckett described it as a tragi-comedy: it has as much comedy within the characters and the plot as it does tragedy, and is, perhaps, the ultimate play concerning the human condition. “You’re born … You die … And between those two points … You wait.”
Week Two will shift focus to the extraordinary – and timely – Endgame.
These interactive, 60-minute webinars are appropriate for all ages and offered free on Youtube through our PICT Educates digital programming. No registration required – simply click the links above.
Join us live at 2pm ET every Friday or watch the replay at your leisure on our channel.
ABOUT HAZEL CARR LEROY Hazel Carr Leroy earned an M.F.A. in acting/directing from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in theatre history from the University of Pittsburgh. An adjunct professor of theatre history at Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts, Hazel has appeared in improvisational projects, classical works, original plays by Pittsburgh playwrights, immersive theatre, and Zoom readings. She has worked with Bricolage, Throughline, Non-State Actors, Pittsburgh Playwrights, Vigilance, 12 Peers, Pittsburgh Classic Players, & is featured in the television pilot Mulligan. She is a proud member of USW, Local 1088 which represents adjunct faculty at Point Park & Robert Morris universities.