Waiting For Godot
written by Samuel Beckett
directed by Robert Carhuayo
One of the most popular plays of the 20th century, Waiting for Godot follows two men, Vladimir and Estragon, who meet at a tree where they wait for the arrival of the mysterious Godot. Throughout their wait, they form an indisputable bond as they discuss the world’s truths, suicide, religion, and their purpose on this planet.
Content Warning: Waiting For Godot contains references to death and suicide, representations of slavery, and frequent use of static, which might be difficult for people with sensory sensitivities.
KD Bevil (Vladimir) is a fourth year double-majoring in TAPS and French. Godot is KD’s eighth UT acting credit, in addition to serving as Social Chair on UT Committee.
David Silberthau (Estragon) is a second year Law student. He previously acted in a Dean's Men (Dean's Men!) production of Macbeth. He'd like to thank all of those who ran lines with him, listened to him blather, wait around with him, and/or have been in his corner in his search for Godot.
Carlos Garcia Martinez (Pozzo) is a fourth year Linguistics and Computer Science major in the college. Previous credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Director), CES's Bodas de Sangre (Director/Props Designer/Costume Designer) and various Commedia dell'Arte performances (Il Capitano). In real life he is a vegetarian and a leftist, though he does have a tendency to lose his things.
Geoffrey Baring (Lucky) is a second year Math/Physics major. This is his first show with the University of Chicago Theatre. His interests outside of his studies include piano, creative writing, reading, card games, and hiking, and he adores two things most of all: dogs and snow.
Marc de Fontnouvelle (Boy) is a first year Mathematics major appearing in his first University Theatre production. He does not speak English and has had to memorize each of his lines phoneme by phoneme for this show.
Robert Carhuayo (Director) is a second year majoring in Molecular Engineering, and minoring in Creative Writing. Most of his time at UChicago has been dedicated to the Commedia dell’Arte troupe on campus, Attori Senza Paura (Pantalone, Scapino), but he has also worked on Theater (Director, Writer), Fire Escape Films, and the CES show Bodas de Sangre (Sound Designer). Off campus, his credits include a multitude of shows with the Hyde Park Community Players, ranging from The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (El Fayoumy), to the annual Halloween Radio Show, to Airline Highway (Terry), to A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius), to staged readings of works such as Six Characters in Search of an Author (Son), and works from new playwrights.
Jess Robinson (Production Manager) is a student in the college.
Naomi Scherer (Stage Manager) is a second year Psychology and Theater and Performance Studies double-major. She is excited to bring absurdist theater to UChicago! Her previous UT and CES credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Stage Manager), Bodas de Sangre (Stage Manager), and Macbeth (Lennox), in addition to numerous productions back home in Germany. She is the Vladimir to Adi's Estragon and the Guildenstern to her Rosencrantz.
Melaina Leung (Scenic Designer) is a third year Anthropology major. Her previous UT and TAPS credits include Ever in the Glades (Assistant Scenic Artist), Julius Caesar (Scenic Designer), Philoctetes (Assistant Scenic Designer), Fun Home (Assistant Scenic Designer), Grenadine (Assistant Lighting Designer), and Richard III (Assistant Production Manager).
Tess Gundlah (Costume Designer) is a fourth year English and TAPS major. She has acted in seven shows with University Theater and has served on costume tech staff for two years, but this is her first time costuming a UT show! She spends her spare time building cosplays, doing stand-up, and hanging out with her cat. Catch her acting in the Hyde Park Community Players' production of She Kills Monsters this March!
Al Nguyen (Props Designer) is a second year raccoon majoring in Math and Art History. They hope you like trash.
Abby Weymouth (Lighting Designer) is a third year Chemistry major in the College. In the past, she has done the lighting design for The Winter's Tale, Philoctetes, Richard III, Measure for Measure, and Peter and the Starcatcher, as well as been the assistant lighting designer on Fall 2016 Workshops and Circe.
Gigi Hancock (Sound Designer) is a second year Geophysics major whose previous credits include Machinal (Assistant Sound Designer), Fun Home (Assistant Lighting Designer), Twelfth Night (Assistant Props Designer) and Company (Co-Sound Designer/Assistant Props Designer). Gigi has had a great time on this show and hopes you enjoy it.
Isaiah Zwick-Schachter (Master Electrician) is a student in the college.
Ryan Kacani (Dramaturg) is a student in the college.
Adeline Cullom (Assistant Director) is a second year Global Studies major. Her previous credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Assistant Stage Manager) and Bodas de Sangre (Assistant Lighting Designer). She is the Estragon to Naomi’s Vladimir and the Rosencrantz to Naomi’s Guildenstern.
Ruhi Sah (Assistant Production Manager) is a student in the college.
Spencer Ng (Assistant Stage Manager) Spencer Ng is a first-year majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Theater and Performance Studies. He previously worked on The Winter's Tale (Assitant Stage Manager) in Fall 2019. He is excited about possibly playing the role of Godot from the wings, though he may finally arrive during intermission.
Joalda Morancy (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a second year Geophysics major. This is her first UT show that she's assisted with, and hopes to continue assisting with scenic design in the future!
Jo Sabath (Assistant Props Designer) is a student in the college.
Teddy Sandler (Assistant Props Designer) is a student in the college.
Jack Dewhurst (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a student in the college.
Nico Giunta (Assistant Sound Designer) has been involved in theater productions since his freshman year of high school. He has worked on building sets, constructing props, and designing audio for many high school plays, including The Children’s Hour, Little Shop of Horrors, and Travesties. This is his first time working on a UT show and is very proud and excited to be a part of the design team.
Zander Galluppi (Committee Liaison) is a third year PhD candidate in the Committee on Immunology. Selected past UT credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Polonius), Grenadine (Sconce), Love's Labour's Lost: The Musical (Longaville), and Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee), and he is currently acting in this quarter's production of The Old Man and The Old Moon (Cookie/Solomon/Ghost Singer). Outside of UT, Zander has also performed in the Hyde Park Community Players' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theseus), the independent TAPS production of Yellow Face (Stuart Ostrow/Rocco Palmieri/Others), and in Moby Dick -- A Musical during Underscore Theater's 2020 Chicago Musical Theater Festival (Capt. Bildad/Capt. Gardiner/Pequod Crewman).
Rickey Cole (Tech Staff Liaison) is a student in the college.
Jenni Guarino (Tech Staff Liaison) is a student in the college.