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

Shorts & Sweets Coming to Fredericton

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

Franco Voices at the ACQS Biennial Conference

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

Anthology of French-Heritage Women

I’m honoured to be included in a new anthology of writings by women of French heritage called, Heliotrope: French-Heritage Women Create. Assembled by Franco-American scholar Rhea Coté Robbins, the volume is being published in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Franco-American Women’s Institute (FAWI) and includes the voices of more than 100 women, including … More Anthology of French-Heritage Women