I’m basking in the afterglow of a weekend among Franco-American artists and scholars at the University of Maine in Orono. Susan Pinette, Director of the Franco-American Studies program there, organized a deeply inspiring conference, exploring the history and future of the Franco-American community. It was a great time, and the perfect place to perform my solo show, Piecework: When We Were French. For me, the show has been an extraordinary opportunity to grow professionally (nothing like 70 minutes alone on stage to develop one’s acting chops!) and personally, as I’ve gotten in touch with my heritage and come to a greater understanding of its influence on me. This weekend was another important step in this process.
As I bask, I’ve added a bunch of Franco-American organizations, people, and other resources to my Links page, and I’ll continue to add to the list. Let me know if you have any suggestions of Franco resources in your area that should be included!