Reading New Work in Montpelier

The opening weekend of Pride & Prejudice at Lost Nation Theater was loads of fun, with jovial crowds who were happy to laugh along with this farcical adaptation of the classic novel. (The Times-Argus describes the production as Jane Austen meets Looney Toons.) We’re looking forward to two more weekends of performances, so please come … More Reading New Work in Montpelier

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Work-In-Progress Performances of My New Show, ‘Les Filles du Quoi?’

You’re invited to an open rehearsal of my new solo show Vous êtes invitées à une répétition ouverte de mon nouveau show solo   Saturday, 27 April, 7:00pm Rassemblement/Gathering (Pre-registration required) Franco-American Center, Orono, ME Friday, 3 May, 7:00pm Theatre Open Space (Theatre New Brunswick) 55 Whiting Rd., Frederiction, NB Thursday, 9 May, 5:00pm Centre … More Work-In-Progress Performances of My New Show, ‘Les Filles du Quoi?’

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

Franco-Americans, Nativism, and the KKK

All this month I’m posting on topics related to Piecework: When We Were French, my solo show. The play was originally commissioned to honor the legacy of French-Canadian immigration to Vermont and New England. Of course, in the process, it does much more: it explores the immigrant experience more generally; it reveals how the family … More Franco-Americans, Nativism, and the KKK

Documenting Eugenics

All this month I’m posting on topics related to Franco-American history and culture, in honor of my ongoing DVD fundraising campaign. Thus far, most of these posts have been light-hearted in tone, and why not? Franco-Americans are first-class revelers who enjoy a good party and a good song. But it must be acknowledged that the … More Documenting Eugenics