I usually use this site to post brief updates about my own work, but today I wanted to share a longer post about David Vermette’s A Distinct Alien Race, a new book about Franco-American life in New England. It has been one of the unexpected twists of my adult life that my creative work has … More “A Distinct Alien Race”
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
With our fundraising deadline fast approaching, I thought I would pause today to update you on our progress. As you likely know by now, in January I launched a fundraising campaign to support the production of a high-quality DVD of my solo show, Piecework: When We Were French. The response has been humbling. In just … More DVD Fundraising Update: Just 2 Weeks To Go!
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
We broke the $4,000 mark! On my fundraising journey, this is another milestone toward my $7,000 goal. We are now just $3,000 away (well, $2,995, to be exact) away from the amount needed to guarantee production of the Piecework: When We Were French DVD. The writing and creation of the show consisted of many hours … More St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral
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