Lunchtalk with Penda Diouf, moderated by Florent Masse

Event Description

Join us for a lunch talk with Penda Diouf on Friday, October 7th from 12:00 pm noon until 1.20 pm in the Private Dining Hall of Rockefeller College. Seats are limited. Please rsvp to Kelly Eggers: if you are interested in attending.

Penda Diouf will talk about her current and future projects, the recent initiatives in France to diversify stages, and her approach to teaching writing workshops. The lunch talk conversation will cap off Penda Diouf's week-long visit at Princeton University as part of the course Race in French Theater. During her visit to Princeton, Penda Diouf will work with the students enrolled in FRE-THR 390 Race in French theater and the students of L'Avant-Scène, the French theater workshop, performing in Des territoires... et tout sera pardonné by Baptiste Amann. Penda Diouf's visit is sponsored by The 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.

Penda Diouf is an author, playwright, and librettist based in Lille, France. Together with Anthony Thibault, she co-founded the label Jeunes Textes en Liberté. She is an associate artist at the Centre dramatique national de Valence, led by Marc Lainé, and frequently gives writing workshops. Her play La Grande Ourse is published by Quartett éditions, while her play Pistes..., published in January 2021, tours Germany and France in a staging by Aristide Tarnagda as part of the Festival d’Automne in 2020/21. Pistes... was read by Penda Diouf during the 2020 virtual edition of Seuls en Scène, Princeton French Theater Festival.

COVID-19 Guidance

Per the Princeton University policy, all guests must either be fully vaccinated or have recently tested negative (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen test within 8 hours of the scheduled visit) and be prepared to show proof if asked or wear a face covering when indoors and around others.