Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

“The astonishing actress Lisa Dwan doesn’t just uncover layers; she digs all the way to the void beneath them.” Ben Brantley, The New York Times

*Please note that parts of the Beckett Trilogy are performed in total darkness, so there will not be late seating. If being in total blackness for the entire length of the performance makes you uncomfortable, consider watching from our lobby TV screens.

In Walter Asmus’ critically-acclaimed staging of three one-woman plays by Samuel Beckett, Irish actor Lisa Dwan masterfully triangulates the existential void. In Not I, a woman—reduced to a mere mouth, suspended in total darkness—seeks solace in a blisteringly paced stream of her own broken speech. In Footfalls, a tattered soul, drained of life, paces relentlessly outside her dying mother’s bedroom. And in Rockaby, a woman slowly withdraws from the world, rocked to eternal sleep in her mother’s chair. This production drew ecstatic reviews at BAM in 2014, Royal Court Theatre and in the West End. 

Become an NYU Skirball Member today!Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby by Royal Court Theatre


Beyond the Stage

April 13 | POST-SHOW

Post-Show Discussion and Q&A

April 13th, Wednesday, join us directly after the performance for a discussion with Author Salman Rushdie and Lisa Dwan in a birthday tribute to Samuel Beckett, the playwright’s 110th birthday.



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