Maintaining Subversion

Maintaining Subversion:
A Contemporary Vision of Endgame
Informed by the Mise en Scene Style of Ivo Van Hove

4/26/17

A Contemporary Vision of Endgame
Informed by the Mise en Scene Style of Ivo Van Hove

Director: Emily Twines
Cast: Stephanie Taylor, Adrienne Wagner

​This project, based on Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, provided the practical element of my Master’s thesis in the Brooklyn College Theatre History and Criticism Master of Arts program. Having found that the text no longer served contemporary audiences in a politically productive manner, I isolated the Hamm/Clov scenes and sought to modify the way we could understand the lines through creative casting, use of projections, and adaptation of costume, set design, and staging. 

Performed April 26, 2017 at the Brooklyn College Performance and Interactive Media Arts Space.

Read the introduction to the paper here.