Three productions traveled elsewhere in the United States and Canada. Usine C Montréal presented Le Marteau et la faucille, FIAF French Institute Alliance Française welcomed Radio Live and Invisible Dog Art Center, in collaboration with FIAF’s Crossing the Line presented Le désordre du discours.
In early December 2019, L’Avant-Scène participated in Caribbean Theater Action, or Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales (ACT) which provides a cultural dialogue between the United States and the Francophone Caribbean. The troupe read The Day My Father Killed Me / Le jour où mon père m’a tué written by Magali Solignat & Charlotte Boimare (Guadeloupe) at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center in a translation by Amelia Parenteau.
Nineteen undergraduates were enrolled in FRE/THR 211, and they presented their final works during Fragments XIX, A Student Recital of Classical French Theater Scenes at the Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater on December 10, 2019. With these new talents, the future looks bright for the troupe!
During the spring semester, Jianing Zhao ‘20 will direct Les chaises by Ionesco in French as part of the requirement for her Theater Certificate. Her play will be a new collaboration between the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater and L’Avant-Scène. Information on the production will be posted soon.
Florent Masse produced this new exciting season of L’Avant-Scène. He directed the student productions and produced and curated the new edition of Seuls en Scène.