Waiting for Godot-ZagLab/Terrain - June-September 2017
ZagLab, an experimental initiative from Gonzaga’s departments of Art and Theatre & Dance, is envisioned to pursue original interdisciplinary artistic collaborations, encourage artistic risk taking, and foster adventurous creative inquiry among and between students and faculty. Godot on Ice is an original, site-responsive production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot within an immersive ceramic installation. The installation will depict a melting glacial field and will be located outdoors at Terrain’s Washington Cracker Factory art-space on West Pacific Ave. in Spokane, WA. The audience will join the actors inside the sculptural environment for the production. The installation will be designed to degrade in response to the weather and our local (Spokane & GU) output of waste. The installation will be open to the public from June 8 through September 10. Beckett’s play humorously depicts the futility of action and inaction. Our two weekends of performances in June and September, marking the beginning and end of the installation period, will respond to the unpredictable nature of the installation and raise questions about our collective response to climate change. Featuring director Charles M Pepiton and artists Mat Rude, J.J. McCracken, Courtney Smith, and Abbey Plankey with GU student actors and artists.