May 6 - July 25, 2021

Waiting For Godot

About The Show

Waiting For Godot

Waiting for Godot began streaming on May 6, 2021 and ended on July 25, 2021.


This first project of The New Group Off Stage, Waiting for Godot is an experimental exploration of a storied play, bringing together a roster of lauded artists from across the cultural spectrum. A combination of theatrical invention and innovative filmmaking. At once both a faithful realization of a classic work and an artistic expression of now.

Waiting for Godot features Ethan Hawke (Vladimir), John Leguizamo (Estragon), Wallace Shawn (Lucky), Tarik Trotter (Pozzo) and Drake Bradshaw (Boy). Directed by Scott Elliott.

Running time is 183 minutes.
Captions available in English, Spanish and French.

Learn more about our panels and additional events in support of Waiting for Godot, HERE.

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Tonight Show:
Ethan Hawke Built the Waiting for Godot Set in His Son’s Bedroom While He Had COVID


Backstage Stories:
Listen to Marcia Pendleton in conversation with John Leguizamo on his life, career, activism and Godot


Cast & Creative



Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo in Waiting for Godot.
Tarik Trotter, Wallace Shawn, Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo in Waiting for Godot.
John Leguizamo in Waiting for Godot.
Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo in Waiting for Godot.
Tarik Trotter in Waiting for Godot.
Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo in Waiting for Godot.
Tarik Trotter, Wallace Shawn, Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo in Waiting for Godot.
John Leguizamo in Waiting for Godot.
Wallace Shawn in Waiting for Godot.
Tarik Trotter, Wallace Shawn, Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo in Waiting for Godot.




Waiting for Godot is presented in association with NŌ Studios and Frank Marshall.

Co-produced by MiLa Media (produced by Ohad Ashkenazi and Phil Newsom).

Executive Producers: David Matlin, Medusa Productions, Jana Shea, White Horse Pictures, LLC.

Generous support for The New Group Off Stage provided by Abby Merrill.

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is presented through special arrangement with Georges Borchardt, Inc. on behalf of The Estate of Samuel Beckett.

Production Manager: Lay Hoon Tan

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Technical Directors: Ian Edwards and Damon Meledones
DIT: Aidan Gray and Matt Richards
Coordinating Producer: Fletcher Babb

Remote Sound Mixer: Jared Grove

Wig Designer: Arianna Zapata

Associate Art Directors: Lisa Buckley, Ben Davies, Tony Dibernardo

Set Dressers and Props: Lisa Buckley, Ben Davies, Jonno Knust, Dave Simmons, RJK Scenic Productions

Carpenters: Conor McCarthy, Shane McCarthy

Scenic Artist: Infinite Scenic

Electrician: Andrew Diamond

Production Crew: Lisa Buckley, Kate Darby, Ben Davies, Cassie Dorland, Mary Halliday, Rob Halliday, Conor McCarthy, Shane McCarthy, Jony Perez, Dave Simmons, Christian Soto, Kevin Upham, Dale White

Production Assistants: Pandora Elrington, Moses Garcia, Abi Rowe, Patrick Scanlon, Tyler Talmage, Atiya Taylor

Still Photographer: Monique Carboni

Assistant Sound Editor: Dell Phillips

Dialogue Editor: Twi McCallum

Supervising Colorist: Peter Doyle
Additional Colorist: Brian Woos
Color Assist: Katy Gilmore
Conform Editors: Eric Ramistella, Erich Waldorf
Senior Finishing Producer: Andrew McKay
Project Manager: Elodie Glain
Account Executive: Barbara Jean Kearney
Re-recording Mixer: Jared Seidman
Post Sound Producer: Ashley Foy
Chief Audio Engineer: Phil Fuller

Edited at Lux Color Grading Studio, Tel Aviv
Creative Supervisor: Tomer Bahat
Studio Manager: Shir Bahat

Shot on SONY Cameras and Lenses
Sound and Color Finishing Services by PostWorks NY

Associate Producer: Jennifer Campos Productions

Special Thanks: Mesa Azteca, Daniel Perry, Suzanne Lezotte, George Sheanshang, Ryan Hawke, Marissa Sandler, Thomas Bradshaw, Roxanne Bradshaw, Be Electric Studios, Ham Yard Hotel, Bijal Patel


Previously recorded in May and June, 2021. You can catch up on these events now!


Off Stage Talks: Filming Remotely | May 21, 2021 | The team behind Waiting for Godot discuss the process of making the film during a pandemic. This discussion will feature candid perspectives from the Waiting for Godot team, including Director Scott Elliott, Emmy and Tony Award-winning production designer Derek McLane, Emmy-nominated Director of Photography Kramer Morgenthau, Costume Designer Qween Jean and Israeli Academy Award-nominated Editor Yonatan Weinstein. Hosted by Nancy Giles. Watch the archived livestream here!

Off Stage Talks: Performing Beckett on Screen  |May 26, 2021 | John Leguizamo and Tarik Trotter, who star in Waiting for Godot, will discuss with director Scott Elliott and associate director Monet, their experience working on this classic play in a new hybrid medium. They will be joined by first-time young actor Drake Bradshaw. Emmy-winning contributor to “CBS News Sunday Morning Nancy Giles will host. Watch the archived livestream here! 

Waiting for Godot with Wine | June 9, 2021 | We joined forces with the Broadway Wine Club on for a special event celebrating the release of two unique wines custom-labeled for The New Group: The New Grape and Waiting for Pinot. Godot actor John Leguizamo, Godot Production Designer Derek McLane, Broadway actress and sommelier Kate Rockwell, Broadway Wine Club founder Arvind Ethan David and a LIVE wine tasting were part of the celebration. If you missed it, you can order our one-of-a-kind VIP package of wines  here! Proceeds from wine purchases benefit The New Group.