I'm easing back into American life with the help of Playwrights Foundation and great contemporary French theatre! The 2014 Des Voix Festival, a biennial cultural exchange between theatremakers in the sister cities of San Francisco and Paris, is on now.
The festival theme is "Left Bank Meets Left Coast." English translations of three French plays will be performed in San Francisco, May 8-11. French translations of three American plays will be performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris on May 25.
I am delighted to be working on a translation of Christophe Honoré's Un jeune se tue. Honoré is a celebrated auteur whose film Métamorphoses is a 2014 Cannes Film Festival Selection. Our translation--"Death of a Young Man"-- is the work of Kimberley Jannarone and Erik Butler and is directed by Evren Odcikin. The cast includes Rosie Hallett, Monica Ho, Danny Jones, Lyndsy Kail, Marissa Keltie, Daniel
Petzold, Melissa Quine, and Lauren Spencer. Performances are Saturday, May 10 at 8pm and Sunday, May 11 at 2pm at the Tides Theater, 533 Sutter Street. Check out the entire lineup! Tickets are available online or at the door.