Summer Residency and Workshops at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

I am very excited to share that I’ll be an artist-in-residence at Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery this summer, July 23-29. During the residency, I’ll be focusing on a project I’m calling RITES, a series of small-scale performances, installations, and interventions in the Gallery’s permanent collection exhibition. Rather than focusing on the artwork itself, RITES will … More Summer Residency and Workshops at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Résonance

I’m very excited about the launch of a new on-line literary journal that will focus on Franco-American communities in the United States. Résonance is the brain-child of a group of brilliant Franco-American artists and scholars interested in cultivating a forward-looking sense of community among the U.S.’s French-heritage peoples, and I can’t wait to see how … More Résonance

Pink Lunch Box

I’m excited to participate this month in the Pink Lunch Box Speakers Series at Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The gallery’s current artist-in-residence is Danielle Hogan, who is a visual artist, crafter, and founder and curator of the GAG, an on-line feminist art gallery dedicated to highlighting the work of artists often excluded from traditional gallery … More Pink Lunch Box

Le racommodage

I’ve been working on a new performance piece since the beginning of this year, a sort of companion to my show, Piecework: When We Were French, that approaches some of the same themes, but from a more personal perspective. This summer, as I’ve been thinking about how to expand this new piece into a whole, … More Le racommodage

The Bridge

I’m excited to be contributing to The Bridge, “an artistic interrogation, exploration and celebration” of Canada 150 by a whole gang of Fredericton artists. Spearheaded by local theatre company Solo Chicken Productions, the project is part art installation, part historiographic jam session. On the evening of Friday, September 8th, Fredericton’s Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge will … More The Bridge

“Judevine” Reviews

There are just two weekends left of David Budbill’s Judevine at Montpelier, Vermont’s Lost Nation Theater. I expect these shows to sell out, so if you plan to attend, get your tickets in advance to guarantee yourself a seat. With our opening weekend behind us, we’ve received thoughtful reviews from Montpelier’s Times Argus and Burlington’s … More “Judevine” Reviews

Reading In Montpelier

I’m not French-from-France, nor quebecoise, nor Acadian. I’m Franco-American, like Jack Kerouac. My solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, explored the enduring influence of Franco-American culture in Vermont and New England. But when I’ve performed the show in Canada, where I live, I’ve felt that audiences needed a fuller introduction to the history it … More Reading In Montpelier

Returning to Judevine

Judevine By David Budbill April 20-May 7, 2017 Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier, Vermont Directed by Kim Bent and Starring Ben Ash, Sean Gregory, Ashley Nease, Robert Nuner, Abby Paige, Scott Renzoni, and Mark Roberts This month I return to Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, Vermont for a very special production of the beloved play Judevine, … More Returning to Judevine