My favourite thing about live performance is, duh, that it’s live — the intimacy and warmth of sharing something with an audience, the feeling of a large group of people breathing in sync as they ride the waves of a narrative together. Oh, I do miss that eleven months into this pandemic ridiculousness. Nonetheless, I … More Live Theater! At Your House!
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
I can’t go on.I’ll go on.– Samuel Beckett If you’re someone who enjoys live performance, you should check in on the venues and artists you love. Without ticket revenue, theaters of all kinds of struggling. Artists, designers, and technicians, who rely on live performance for their livelihoods (and who chose lives in the arts to … More Pandemic Pivots & TNB’s Fall Festival
POSTPONED: (March 14) I’m sorry to share that Theatre New Brunswick’s upcoming production of Heroine has been postponed until COVID-19 runs its course. If you can, I urge you to make a donation to an arts organization near you or to choose an individual artist to support during this difficult time. Many artists and institutions … More “Heroine” at TNB
It’s that time of year, when the contemplative warmth of early winter and its holidays gives way to colder days and the chilled rush of newness that a new year brings. All the projects that we postponed show up, suddenly ready to be tended to, and I find myself happy to see them, ready to … More Coming Up In 2020
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen remains one of the greatest novelists in the English language. While many of us first encounter Austen through Hollywood adaptations of her stories that push them into the realm of rom-com (and, let’s face it, who doesn’t love a good rom-com?), the novels themselves are insightful, … More Pride & Prejudice in Montpelier
Great news! My first solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, is now available to stream on-line anytime on your computer, phone, or other device. Head on over to Vimeo to learn more. The show, which was originally commissioned and developed for the 2009 Champlain Quadricentennial Celebration in Burlington, Vermont, toured New England in the … More ‘Piecework’ Streaming Now
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?’
I am humbled, grateful, gobsmacked to be among the artists whose work will be supported by the New Brunswick Arts Board in the coming year. My Creation Grant will support a preliminary workshop production of my new solo show, Les filles du quoi?, which I have been writing and developing during the past two years. … More Merci artsnb!
During the second day of my residency at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, I thought a lot about performance as an artform, and particularly about artforms that create no permanent art object. Nothing Gold Can Stay By Robert Frost Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only … More Making Nothing