Marisa Parham

66 :: Some good connections

Posted by on Dec 03 2007, in archive-me

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, which highlights a group’s efforts to add panels for African Americans to the national AIDS quilt. The group is called “Call My Name.”

Finally, thanks to Joe for this article, which, as he points out on one of the class blogs, speaks to several of the themes that are culminating for us at the end of the semester.