French Theater Festival Events

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Council on the HumanitiesLewis Center for the ArtsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

Is it possible to reconstruct your identity? Written by Koffi Kwahulé, Jaz is the monologue of a woman living in an abandoned housing project whose life has just been turned upside down by violence.

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Council on the HumanitiesLewis Center for the ArtsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

How does a family cope with their grief after the loss of a son? Based on the first novel by celebrated contemporary writer Laurent Mauvignier, actor Rodolphe Dana's words give meaning to a silence that has lasted far too long.

East Pyne Building Room 010 · Presented by: Council on the HumanitiesLewis Center for the ArtsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

Director Robert Cantarella performs/re-creates two seminars of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze recorded at the University of Paris VIII. Cantarella's body becomes the means of preserving and transferring the voice of the philosopher, demonstrating how spoken language can add to meaning.

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Council on the HumanitiesLewis Center for the ArtsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

Combining a rock trio, a text by famed German playwright Heiner Müller, and the French actor André Wilms results in this compelling, poetic sound performance