Title and Deed
Produced in association with Signature Theatre New York.
Winner of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence, Edinburgh 2014.
'Blistering writing ... Devastating ... brilliantly and heartrendingly performed' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.
Title and Deed is written by Will Eno, directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett and performed by Conor Lovett. A nameless traveller from a far off place searches for connection and solace in an unknown country in this funny and sad meditation on mortality, loneliness, innocence, home, family, love, funerals, words, and the world. A provocative new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Horton Foote Prize winner Will Eno, whom The New York Times called “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.”
Title and Deed premiered at Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2011 and in 2012 it ran at Pershing Square Signature Theatre Centre, New York for six weeks in a co-production with Signature Theatre Company and supported by Culture Ireland. It has since been performed in Geneva, Ventura (California), Cork, Edinburgh and London.
The original production was generously funded by company patrons Micheline Sakharoff, Christopher J. Herbert & Nancy Welch.
Will is a Residency Five Fellow at the Signature Theatre in New York. His play The Realistic Joneses ran on Broadway in 2014. His latest play The Open House ran at Pershing Square Signature Theatre Centre in Spring of 2014 and was awarded The Lucille Lortel Award for Best New Play Off-Broadway. Both Title and Deed (Gare St Lazare/Signature Theater) and THE REALISTIC JONESES made the New York Times’ "Best Plays of 2012" list. Gnit, an adaptation of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, premiered at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville in 2013. Middletown, winner of the Horton Foote Award, premiered at the Vineyard Theater and was subsequently produced at Steppenwolf Theatre. Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, it won a Fringe First Award at Edinburgh 2005 and has been translated into over a dozen languages.