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
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
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
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
In January, I was delighted to be included in Shorts and Sweets/Culottes courtes et sucreries, a bilingual theatre party presented by Satellite Theatre and Théâtre la Cigogne of Moncton in collaboration with Fredericton’s Solo Chicken Productions and The Next Folding Theatre Company. After an exciting night of performance and power-outages during an ice storm in … More Shorts & Sweets Coming to Fredericton
I am very excited to present some new performance work next week with a whole gang of exciting New Brunswick theatre artists. Culottes courtes et sucreries / Shorts and Sweets is a bilingual theatre party presented by Satellite Theatre and Théâtre la Cigogne of Moncton with Fredericton’s Solo Chicken Productions and The Next Folding Theatre … More Presenting New Work in Moncton
I’m pleased to be included in a diverse group of Franco-American writers and performers appearing at this year’s conference of the American Council for Québec Studies (ACQS) in Portland, Maine. This biennial conference brings together Québec scholars from around North America, and organizers saw hosting this year’s gathering in Maine as an opportunity to draw … More Franco Voices at the ACQS Biennial Conference
Two months ago, I wrapped up a weekend of performances at Lost Nation Theater and the filming of the DVD of my solo show, Piecework: When We Were French. Since then, I’ve hardly uttered a peep about the project here, in large part because the filming was just the beginning of the work! But I … More At Long Last, A DVD Production Update
Just one week until the curtain rises on the Montpelier revival of my solo show, Piecework: When We Were French! I’m gearing up to return to Montpelier’s Lost Nation Theater for four performances, March 28-30. Do you have your tickets yet? Piecework: When We Were French Lost Nation Theater – City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier, … More One Week To Show Time!
Just a few hours ago, the on-line fundraising campaign to support a DVD production of Piecework: When We Were French came to a close, and I’m delighted to report that we not only met, but exceeded, our original fundraising goal! In the end, 116 donors from across North America and beyond stepped forward to support … More Thank You!