I’m in Santa Barbara working with John Blondell on his production of Beckett short plays. I’ve always loved working with John, because he has a wild imagination and is open to all the totally off the wall idea we can brew up, taking them seriously until it’s clear that they are completely beyond credibility. We’ve been putting the lighting together and working out staging – I got to see one of the pieces being rehearsed in between light work. Beckett is very simple – he gives very clear directions regarding the lighting of his plays and has a good understanding of the potential for deus ex machina in the equipment of the theatre.

Beckett plays:

  • Catastrophe
  • Rockaby
  • Footfalls
  • Come and Go
  • Not I
  • Act Without Words

Opening night Friday 28th January at Porter Theatre, Westmont, Montecito, California.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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