Merci artsnb!

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!

Making Nothing

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

RITES Begins Today

I’m very excited to begin my residency at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery today. I’ll be presenting RITES, a series of improvised performances and interventions that will explore the Gallery’s permanent collection and especially its physical space — how visitors inhabit it and how we relate to art with our bodies. I will be present in … More RITES Begins Today

Summer Residency and Workshops at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

I am very excited to share that I’ll be an artist-in-residence at Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery this summer, July 23-29. During the residency, I’ll be focusing on a project I’m calling RITES, a series of small-scale performances, installations, and interventions in the Gallery’s permanent collection exhibition. Rather than focusing on the artwork itself, RITES will … More Summer Residency and Workshops at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Pink Lunch Box

I’m excited to participate this month in the Pink Lunch Box Speakers Series at Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The gallery’s current artist-in-residence is Danielle Hogan, who is a visual artist, crafter, and founder and curator of the GAG, an on-line feminist art gallery dedicated to highlighting the work of artists often excluded from traditional gallery … More Pink Lunch Box

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

“Judevine” Reviews

There are just two weekends left of David Budbill’s Judevine at Montpelier, Vermont’s Lost Nation Theater. I expect these shows to sell out, so if you plan to attend, get your tickets in advance to guarantee yourself a seat. With our opening weekend behind us, we’ve received thoughtful reviews from Montpelier’s Times Argus and Burlington’s … More “Judevine” Reviews

Reading In Montpelier

I’m not French-from-France, nor quebecoise, nor Acadian. I’m Franco-American, like Jack Kerouac. My solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, explored the enduring influence of Franco-American culture in Vermont and New England. But when I’ve performed the show in Canada, where I live, I’ve felt that audiences needed a fuller introduction to the history it … More Reading In Montpelier

Returning to Judevine

Judevine By David Budbill April 20-May 7, 2017 Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier, Vermont Directed by Kim Bent and Starring Ben Ash, Sean Gregory, Ashley Nease, Robert Nuner, Abby Paige, Scott Renzoni, and Mark Roberts This month I return to Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, Vermont for a very special production of the beloved play Judevine, … More Returning to Judevine

Presenting New Work-in-Progress at UMaine

An Evening With Abby Paige Thursday, March 23, 7:00pm Franco-American Center University of Maine, Orono The Franco-American Center at the Orono campus of the University of Maine is an unbelievable resource, for Central Maine and for anyone interested in the French heritage of North America. In addition to the Center’s oral history archive, bibliography of … More Presenting New Work-in-Progress at UMaine