I would have loved to have seen it, but even I think this is too big for a last-minute trip! It’s a performance of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, but set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Here’s a story at the NYT. This article mainly focuses on the play’s director, Paul Chan, and also offers us some interesting feed for our class, particularly vis-a-vis art as activism, a la Crimp’s “Mourning and Militancy.”
Some of you might also be interested in this play as a way of understanding the notion of site specificity, which I have talked to several of you about in office hours.
Also, Prof. Drabinski sent me this link for us to check out. It’s to a slideshow at CNN.com, which highlights a group’s efforts to add panels for African Americans to the national AIDS quilt. The group is called “Call My Name.”