Men Who Played the 'Boy' in Waiting for Godot

Did you ever play Boy in Beckett's classic play? If so, we'd like to hear from you.
Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, starring John Glover, John Goodman, Cameron Clifford, Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin. Photograph: Peter James Zielinski
The following is an announcement from the editors of The Letters of Samuel Beckett:
We would like to collect stories from actors who played the “Boy” to be posted on a blog. We understand that you once played the “Boy.” Would you share your unique perspective on this role and this play - both then and now?

We ask only two framing questions:
  1. What was your experience of the role when you played it? How did you understand the play, the characters, the action?
  2. Has the role had an effect on your life as an adult? Do you feel engaged with Beckett’s work?
We encourage thoughtful responses, but may need to edit for space limitations. We will confirm any changes with you before posting your contribution.

Please include a brief biography and a current photo as well as any photos of your production of Godot (as a JPEG or PDF with permission information) would also be welcome. We hope this blog reaches an international audience of readers. We invite comments but please be assured that all comments will be monitored.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to your stories and the conversations that grow out of this project!

Lois Overbeck 
General Editor
You can get in touch with the project via email at the following address: beckettletters@emory.edu.

Also at A Piece of Monologue: