With the support of a grant from the Florence Gould Foundation, foolsFURY has begun a three-year project to read, translate, and present works by leading contemporary Francophone playwrights.
Many contemporary French playwrights reflect a unique tradition of developing non-naturalistic styles and encouraging highly physical performances. We believe that there is a growing interest in and call for such work, but there are comparatively few American playwrights working in this tradition. Beyond identifying and performing exciting new French plays, we believe that such artistic collaboration is essential to revitalizing the long tradition of exchange, support and friendship that binds France and the United States.
’s Le Diable en Partage (The Devil on All Sides), which we presented to enormous critical acclaim in San Francisco and New York (2006/7). We are pleased to announce that our next texts in translation will be two of M. Melquiot’s work for all ages, Le Monde Inoui (The Unheard of World), and L’Albatross (The Albatross).