In Wang’s online version of “Waiting for Godot,” Estragon and Vladimir are two people separated by the pandemic. Covid-19 loomed large in the production. Members of the cast and the production team were scattered in various cities in China, including the epicenter of the pandemic, Wuhan, which was still in hard lockdown. The online theater piece was live-performed and live-streamed in April 2020, drawing a record-breaking 290,000 audience to the single performance.

China, 2020. Guangzhou Opera House. Directed by Wang Chong.

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