With Bill Irwin
In Discussion with Seth Bauer
Tony Award winner Bill Irwin discusses Samuel Beckett and his recent Irish Rep production On Beckett in conversation with Irish Rep Individual Giving Manager Seth Bauer. This special episode is in honor of Samuel Beckett’s birthday.
Bill Irwin is a Tony Award winning actor, director, writer, and clown. Original works include The Regard of Flight; Largely New York (Four Tony Nominations); Fool Moon; Old Hats, The Happiness Lecture; and others. He has played in many Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional stage productions, including, ON BECKETT, an evening of passages from Samuel Beckett’s work at Irish Repertory Theatre, The Iceman Cometh, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?; Waiting For Godot (2009 for a Drama Desk Award nomination); Endgame; The Tempest; Texts for Nothing; Garden of Earthly Delights; Accidental Death of An Anarchist; Showboat – and the Tony Award winning Fool Moon, which he created with David Shiner. On television, Irwin appears as Mr. Noodle of “Elmo’s World” and Carey Loudermilk of “LEGION”. The Regard of Flight (PBS) with Doug Skinner, Michael O’Connor, and Nancy Harrington. Film credits include “Rachel Getting Married”, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, “Eight Men Out”, “Interstellar”, “Stepping Out”, “Unsilent”, and more. Irwin was an original member of Kraken, a theatre company directed by Herbert Blau, and was also an original member of the Pickle Family Circus of San Francisco with Larry Pisoni and Geoff Hoyle. Irwin is the grateful recipient of MacArthur, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.
Plays include Early in the Mourning, The Lysistrata Project, The Karma Cookie, Over the Line, Dahlia, Iphigenia, The Umbrella Play, The Burglar of Suburbia, The Tip, and School Play (co-author). His works are published by Dramatists Play Service, Smith & Krause, and Samuel French. He is currently engaged to write two screenplays including Across the Divide, a WWII love story and Otello, de Negros which is scheduled for shooting in the Philippines in 2021. He divides his time between Bucks County and New York where he proudly serves as the Individual Giving Manager of Irish Repertory Theatre.