I am very excited to present some new performance work next week with a whole gang of exciting New Brunswick theatre artists. Culottes courtes et sucreries / Shorts and Sweets is a bilingual theatre party presented by Satellite Theatre and Théâtre la Cigogne of Moncton with Fredericton’s Solo Chicken Productions and The Next Folding Theatre Company. I’m delighted to be included, and it’s going to be a blast.
I’ll be sharing some new work that explores the meaning of my own Franco-American identity in a Canadian context. My solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, looks at how Franco-American New Englanders interpret and preserve their heritage. However, as someone who lives in Canada, I struggle to understand my place in a landscape where identity is defined primarily linguistically. While the new piece I’ll be performing draws from Piecework, it also reaches into more personal and uncharted territory, including thoughts on Jack Kerouac, feminism, and Canadian language politics. Also, it’s 8 minutes long.
The fun begins Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30pm at Centre culturel Aberdeen in Moncton. We will reconvene in Fredericton in March to present the same works to a different audience. You can find more info here.