Daily Dose Pick: Waiting for Godot in New Orleans


Paul Chan’s Waiting for Godot in New Orleans chronicles the inspiration and production behind the artist’s 2007 theatrical experiment of the same name, through original artwork, interviews, and extensive photo-documentation.

The publication, released by Creative Time, offers insight into the imagination of a young artist, moved by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to re-conceptualize Samuel Beckett’s seminal work of absurdist theatre as a site-specific project, set amid the wasteland of watching and waiting that the devastated city had become.

Learn more about the original project, see elements from Godot on display at MoMA in NYC through September, listen to an interview with Chan on the MoMA site, download a free pdf version of the book, and buy a hard copy of Waiting for Godot in New Orleans from the Creative Time online store.

Click through below for a gallery of images from the book.