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!
One week ahead of deadline, my Indiegogo fundraising campaign has reached its original goal! Some time last night, the donation came through that put us over the top and assures that the DVD production of Piecework: When We Were French will move forward. Fundraising does not come naturally to me. I love to listen to … More Who Says This Is A One-Woman Show? (Part 4)
March is the International Month of Francophonie, celebrating French language and culture throughout the world. I wonder whether the very idea makes some Americans of French descent quake in their boots. Many Franco-Americans have, at best, an ambivalent relationship to the French language. During my research for Piecework: When We Were French, I spoke with … More Waking Up French
I hope the francophiles among you will forgive that I have fallen a bit behind in my posts on Franco-American topics. The fundraising campaign to support the DVD production of Piecework: When We Were French is now in its final days. I have been busy shoring up the final bits of support to help us … More DVD Fundraising Update: The Final Countdown
Tickets are on sale now for upcoming performances of Piecework: When We Were French at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, Vermont. Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm* Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm** Saturday, March 30 at 2pm and 7:30pm Lost Nation Theater, City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street in Montpelier * The Thursday night performance … More “Piecework” Returns to Lost Nation Theater
I’ve already written about the Vermont Folklife Center and their important work documenting the history and folkways of Vermont. But today I wanted to highlight one initiative of theirs that was especially ambitious and especially important to the preservation of Franco-American heritage. Martha Pellerin was a folk musician active in Vermont in the 1980s and … More The Martha Pellerin Collection of Franco-American Song
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!
When I began research for my solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, I wouldn’t have described myself as Franco-American. When I was growing up in Vermont, my family tended to describe ourselves as French-Canadian or simply French. Before long I realized that this was a description of our past rather than our present. I … More Who Is Franco-American?