For Season 1 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea William Kentridge and Khayelihle Dominique Gumede realised a mutual aspiration to direct short Samuel Beckett plays. As this conversation developed we became aware of Patricia Boyer (via P.O.P. Art and Hayleigh Evans). Patricia was in the throws of developing the short dramatic monologue 'Not I' written by Beckett in 1972, it is often referred to as one of the most difficult theatre pieces to perform.
An interesting anecdote from a review written in The Guardian in 2014: "In 1972, shortly after Beckett wrote Not I, the American actor Jessica Tandy played the role. Backstage, he told her she had destroyed his play. At 22 minutes, she had delivered it far too slowly. He then wrote to its director Alan Schnieder to say he would direct Billie Whitelaw in London himself, "to find out if this is theatre or not"." https://www.theguardian.com/…/may/08/beckett-not-i-lisa-dwan
actor | Patricia Boyer
performance coach | Gretha Brazelle
producer | POPArt Productions
For the full version of the piece go to | https://vimeo.com/211477686