Among the many kind and supportive folks came out for the recent world premiere of my solo show, Les filles du QUOI?, were members of the Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region (AFLCR). The Alliance provides an important resource and gathering place for French-speakers and francophiles in our region, where French-Canadian cultural organizations have mostly died away during the past generation. They generously supported the tour of my earlier solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, a whole decade ago, and they helped to spread the word about Les filles du QUOI? ahead of time and posted a thoughtful review on their site afterwards.
It’s always meaningful to learn about how one’s work has been seen and received, and I’m looking forward to learning more through a special conversation hosted by the AFLCR as part of their lunchtime Pause-Déjeuner series. AFLCR President Dana Baron will interview me about the show, I’ll read some excerpts, and we’ll discuss how bilingualism impacts identity. Our Pause-Déjeuner will take place at noon (EST) on Wednesday, July 27 on Zoom. If you’d like to join, please visit the website of the Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region for information about how to register. Hope to see you there!