Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Perforum Presents Gare St. Lazare

Gare St Lazare Ireland in conversation with Dr. Nicholas Johnson (TCD): Staging Beckett's Prose. Perforum is open to the public and admission is free.

In conversation with Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Judy Hegarty Lovett and Conor Lovett of Gare St. Lazare Ireland will discuss their work on staging Beckett’s prose. There will be a special focus on their current work in development on Beckett’s prose piece How it is (1964). Judy Hegarty Lovett (Director)  Judy has a BA in Fine Art from the Crawford College (Cork) and a Diploma in Dramatherapy from University of Hertfordshire (UK).  She studied Theatre with Philippe Gaulier in London.  She joined the original Gare St Lazare Players in Paris in 1991as an assistant to Artistic Director Bob Meyer. In 1996 Judy directed Conor Lovett in Molloy by Samuel Beckett in London and so began Gare St Lazare Ireland.  Judy has directed over 18 Beckett titles for Gare St Lazare across stage, prose and radio drama. Judy’s work has toured to over 60 venues in Ireland and to 80 cities around the world. In 2015 she was an Off-West End Awards Best Director nominee for First Love by Samuel Beckett at The Arcola.  Judy is currently researching for a Phd at Reading University on staging Beckett’s prose. Conor Lovett (Actor) Conor trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.  He has performed 19 Beckett roles in 24 Beckett productions internationally including Vladimir in Waiting For Godot for Gare St Lazare and Lucky in the same play for The Gate Theatre Dublin, Hamm in Endgame, Acts Without Words 1 & 2, A Piece of Monologue (directed by Walter Asmus) and solo performances of Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Texts For Nothing, First Love, The End and The Calmative and 5 of the radio plays (all directed by Judy Hegaty Lovett). 

Other theatre credits include An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch (National Theatre UK), Title and Deed by Will Eno (Gare St Lazare/Signature Theatre NYC), Moby Dick (Gare St Lazare), The Bull (Fabulous Beast) and Leaves by Lucy Caldwell (Druid/Royal Court). He has won awards and nominations in China, Germany, Ireland, UK and USA. Dr. Nicholas Johnson is a performer, director, and writer currently working in the School of Creative Arts at Trinity College Dublin. Recent Beckett projects include dramaturgy for Cascando (Pan Pan, 2016), direction for No’s Knife (Lincoln Center, 2015), and performance for Ill Seen Ill Said (ATRL & U. Antwerp, 2015-16). In 2014 he adapted and directed The Brothers Karamazov and translated/directed Ernst Toller’s Machinewreckers, both at the Beckett Theatre. In 2016 he held a visiting research position at Yale University.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 6pm - 7:45pm
Location: Theatre Development Centre, Triskel Christchurch, Tobin St, Cork
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Fionn Woodhouse
021 4904129

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