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 … More Pause-Déjeuner
My profound thanks to everyone who came out for the world premiere production of my solo show, Les filles du QUOI? It was a tremendous gift, after years of pandemic postponements, to finally share this work with so many warm and responsive audiences, to live inside this show for a few weeks, and to celebrate … More Merci, Montpelier!
I think it’s fair to say that the opening, world premiere weekend of Les filles du QUOI? at Lost Nation Theater was a roaring success. After two years of pandemic delays and disappointments, I had nearly given up hope that this show would ever be performed, so spending four fantastic performances with warm and receptive … More Just Four More Shows!
Have you bought your tickets yet? The world premiere of Les filles du QUOI? is just days away, and you can be with us in person at Montpelier, Vermont’s Lost Nation Theater or on-line! My thanks to Mary Gow of the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus for covering the show (and to Jeb Wallace-Brodeur for the great … More The Buzz
LES FILLES DU QUOI? opens in just two weeks! Since April, I’ve been meeting with the amazing production team at Lost Nation Theater and with my brilliant director Kim Bent for preliminary rehearsals. This show has been a very long time in the making. I wrote the first chunk of it in 2017 for a … More Countdown to Opening Night
I am deeply gratified to announce that my new solo show, Les filles du QUOI?, will premiere this June at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, Vermont. This show is a wild, comedic, ghostly, impassioned ride, and for those of us who have spent the last two years in deep isolation, I think it’s going to … More Les filles du QUOI? World Premiere
The third issue of Résonance is out now, and it’s a very special one, focused on the theme of Borderlands: North and South. Co-edited by poet Steven Riel and scholar Kristin Sánchez Carter, this issue places the work of Franco-American writers in conversation with that of Chicanx writers and others who live in the liminal … More Résonance: Borderlands
UPDATE (November 21) : The final events of the festival, including mine, have been postponed due to the recent uptick in COVID cases within the Atlantic bubble. I will post information about new dates when I have them. Theatre New Brunswick kicks off their virtual Fall Festival of New Plays tonight with an on-line reading … More LES FILLES at TNB’s Virtual Fall Festival
In the past month or two since the social-distancing measures have been in place, the crew at the Franco-American Programs of the University of Maine in Orono has hosted weekly on-line events that they’re calling “Kitchen Table Talks.” The talks have explored everything from the role of the French in the American Revolutionary War to … More Franco-American Writers’ Panel
The second issue of Résonance is live now. The on-line literary journal, hosted by the University of Maine, is dedicated to Franco-American voices, and this issue includes some wonderful ones, like Ernie Hebert, Elizabeth Kadetsky, and Robert Perreault. My contribution, Review Essay: The Poetry of Connie Voisine, is a retrospective look at the work of … More The Poetry of Connie Voisine