A Special Celebratory Exhibit at the PACT Conference
David French: Writing Home
produced by NAC English Theatre in association with Theatre Museum Canada
In 2011, the National Arts Centre (NAC) English Theatre in association with Theatre Museum Canada created a retrospective exhibit about the life and work of one of Canada’s most important playwrights, Newfoundland and Labrador’s David French (1939-2010). We are pleased to announce that this exhibit will be on display at the 2012 PACT Conference in Grand Bend, ON. Subsequently, the exhibit will be available for touring to venues across Canada.
Focusing on David’s five semi-autobiographical plays about the fictional Mercer family of Newfoundland, the exhibit combines rare artifacts, images and text to examine the history of French’s darkly humorous slice-of-life dramas, and his far-reaching influence in the development of English Canadian theatre.
This special retrospective exhibition was produced with the support and collaboration of the French family, who have also loaned numerous artifacts and photos to be displayed.
David French: Writing Home opened September 30, 2011 as part of Culture Days at the NAC, in tandem with our production of Salt-Water Moon, French’s classic work from the Mercer cycle of plays. An online companion exhibit is also featured on the NAC’s educational website ArtsAlive.ca.
For more information, please contact:
National Arts Centre English Theatre
613-947-7000 ext. 537