Title and Deed

Title and Deed by Will Eno.  Performed by Conor Lovett and directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett.  Premiered at Kilkenny Arts Festival 2011.  Produced in New York by Signature Theatre Company in association with Gare St Lazare Players Ireland in 2012. 

                                              photo by Joan Marcus

                                              photo by Joan Marcus

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.  

a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile, performed by the marvelous Irish actor Conor Lovett.
— Charles Isherwood - The New York Times

Will Eno

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.

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Time Out London (Critics Choice) - Review of Title and Deed

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New Yorker Magazine - John Lahr's Review of Title and Deed

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Backstage - Review of Title and Deed

Irish Independent - Review of Title and Deed