Bill Irwin to Perform and Conduct Master Class

Written by Laura Paskin
October 8, 2014

Actor, comedian, and clown Bill Irwin comes to Seattle to perform selections from Samuel Beckett's work and discuss his plays and adaptions on October 27, 2014, at Seattle Repertory Theatre. “Bill Irwin: On Becket” is presented by the Seattle Beckett Festival, Seattle University and Cornish College for the Arts. In addition, he will conduct a master class for Seattle University Theatre students. Irwin’s visit to Seattle is supported by the Seattle University Pigott Endowment for the Arts.

In 1999, Irwin won a special Tony Award for Live Theatrical Presentation for the show Fool Moon and a second Tony in 2005 for his role as George in a revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

"Bill Irwin: On Beckett" is set for October 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Tickets are available through

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master's degrees. The Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership offers a B.A. degrees in Theatre and Interdisciplinary Arts with a specialization in Theatre, minor degrees in Theatre Production and Theatre Performance, and an MFA in Arts Leadership.