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Amelia Parenteau

Amelia Parenteau is a freelance writer, translator, and theater maker based in New Orleans.

An alumna of Sarah Lawrence College, she has worked with TCG, Ping Chong + Company, The Lark, The Civilians, the French Institute Alliance Française, Voyage Theater Company, and The Park Avenue Armory in New York, People's Light in Pennsylvania, and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut. Productions: America is Hard to See, Life Jacket Theatre Company (2018, HERE); (Projection) (2017, Dixon Place); Liminal (2015, New York International Fringe Festival). She is a member of the FENCE International Translation Network, and she has been published online in Asymptote Literary MagazineContemporary Theatre Review, Culturebot, and Extended Play and in print in American Theatre Magazine. Find her work at www.amelia-parenteau.com.

three different frames of a dancer
New to New Orleans / Venant d’arriver à la Nouvelle Orléans
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New to New Orleans / Venant d’arriver à la Nouvelle Orléans

Three Theatremakers’ Impressions on Parades versus Protests /  Les impressions de trois femmes de théâtre des parades et des manifestations

23 May 2019

Amelia Parenteau, along with theatremakers Eva Doumbia and Marie Houdin, explores the similarities and differences of parades and protests.

Bringing French Theatre to Princeton / Amener le théâtre français à Princeton
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Bringing French Theatre to Princeton / Amener le théâtre français à Princeton

20 November 2018

Amelia Parenteau explores the importance of the Seuls en Scène French Theater Festival in Princeton, New Jersey, and discuses the themes and productions at this year’s festival. / Amelia Parenteau explore l’importance du festival de théâtre français Seuls en Scène de Princeton, dans le New Jersey, et discute des thèmes et des productions du festival de cette année.

The City of Brotherly Love Presents
Essay

The City of Brotherly Love Presents

The Empathy Project

12 July 2018

Amelia Parenteau explores the value of bringing theatre and the humanities into the medical field through the collaboration between Philadelphia’s Lantern Theater Company and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

Baldwin’s Back in France
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Baldwin’s Back in France

An Interview with Elise Vigier / Retour de Baldwin en France : Une interview avec Elise Vigier

18 February 2018

An interview with Elise Vigier who staged her adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1979 novel, Just Above My Head at the Maison des Arts de Creteil near Paris. / Une interview avec Elise Vigier, qui a monté son adaptation d’un roman de 1979 de James Baldwin, Harlem Quartet, à la Maison des Arts de Creteil, près de Paris.

Interview with Werewere Liking of the Theatre Company Village Ki-Yi M'Bock / Interview avec Werewere Liking du Village Ki-Yi M’Bock
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Interview with Werewere Liking of the Theatre Company Village Ki-Yi M'Bock / Interview avec Werewere Liking du Village Ki-Yi M’Bock

8 January 2018

An Interview with Werewere Liking founder of the Theatre Company Village Ki-Yi M'Bock in Côte d’Ivoire. / Une interview avec Werewere Liking, la fondatrice du Village Ki-Yi M'Bock en Côte d’Ivoire. 

Elements of Oz
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Elements of Oz

Pay Attention to the Men Behind the Curtain

17 January 2017

Amelia Parenteau deconstructs the use of technology in The Builders Association’s production of Elements of Oz, an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, presented at 3LD in New York City.