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IMPORTANT NOTICE: This online screening is cancelled. Refunds for ticket holders will be done automatically.
Lasts app. 110’.
- Written by: Samuel Beckett
- Directed by: Serkan Keskin
- Translated into Turkish by: Uğur Ün, Tarık Günersel
- Producers: Nisan Ceren Özerten, Faruk Özerten, PODACTO
- Project Manager: Naz Güven
- Legal & Financial Officer: Evrim Zeybek
- Project Assistant: Zeynep Çamlılar
- Voiced by: Serkan Keskin
- The audio copyright of this work has been taken over from ONK Ajans Fikir ve Sanat Eserleri AŞ, the representative of author Samuel Beckett-Tarık Günersel.
The sound theatre project Podacto had revived the once indispensable tradition of radio theatre by moving the theatre into a podcast environment. The plays of the company, which describes itself as an ‘ear theatre’, have become a digital play archive of sorts and are entrusted to the voice performances of the most competent names of their generation. Produced exclusively for the festival, Waiting for Godot is the newest edition to these recordings which are made with quality sound designs well-suited to the plays. Samuel Beckett’s seminal work, which was written over half a century ago and has become one of the cornerstones of absurd theatre by being regarded as an influential ‘contemporary classic’ throughout the history of modern times, meets the festival audience in the form of ear theatre. The endless wait of contrasting characters Vladimir and Estragon, who sway between hope, despair, helplessness, and apathy, has corresponded in all periods to the situation of contemporary people in real life awaiting ‘salvation’.