Our Top Summer Reading Picks: Waiting for Godot in New Orleans
Canadian Art highlights Waiting for Godot in New Orleans: A Field Guide as a summer reading pick. "In 2007, the American artist Paul Chan and the New York non-profit Creative Time worked with New Orleans community groups to stage a free outdoor performance of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Conceived as a response to the shameful lack of sanctioned mobilization in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the production was set against the backdrop of the city’s two most ravaged districts: the Lower Ninth Ward and Gentilly. This catalogue is an archive of the project, which was presented in-situ over four evenings to audiences that numbered more than 1,000. The images and testimonials speak to the power of art and community." Read the rest of the list at Canadian Art.