David French: Writing Home

Man Looking at DAVID FRENCH


Fall 2011

NAC English Theatre in association with Theatre Museum Canada presented a retrospective exhibit about the life and work of one of Canada’s most important playwrights, Newfoundland and Labrador’s David French (1939-2010), in conjunction with the production of his play Salt-Water Moon. Focusing on his 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.

Produced by the National Arts Centre in association with Theatre Museum Canada

This exhibit is currently available for touring to venues across Canada.

For more information about this option, please contact:
Judi Pearl
National Arts Centre English Theatre
613-947-7000 ext. 537
[email protected]

An online companion exhibit is also featured on the NAC’s educational website  ArtsAlive.ca.

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