Budbill Out Loud! - a poetry cabaret

Show Overview

Lost Nation Theater is celebrating! Celebrating National Poetry Month, our season-opening production of David Budbill’s Judevine, and youth achievement!

How? With Budbill Out Loud!

An evening Poetry Cabaret!

High School Students from around Vermont who competed in 2017’s Poetry Out Loud, and members of Lost Nation Theater’s Judevine production, perform their favorite poems from “The People’s Poet of Vermont” – the late David Budbill, whose affinity for and ability to capture ordinary Vermonters with humor, honesty, and compassion is nearly unmatched. In the intimate, club-like atmosphere of Lost Nation’s Lobby Cabaret. Begins at 7:30pm

It's Free!

of course, donations are always gratefully accepted!

Wednesday, May 3. 7:30pm.

Production Team

Event Coordinator: Ashley Nease

Program Assistants: Kim Bent, Morgan Irons,  Andrea Stander

The Students:  Jordan Allen-Brandon Natale Duggan Savanna Ouellette William Rider  Lila Stratton Rachel Sucher Micah Wagner, Kayla Woodman

Special Thanks to Morgan Irons for her assistance

Scoop Info

Savanna Ouellette on reciting poetry:

Reciting poetry is powerful to me because a single poem can be interpreted in many different ways. A poem can take on any meaning that the speaker wishes to convey, as people often project their own experiences into their recitation. I feel I can discover myself through the poems I connect with.

Rachel Sucher:

   "The beauty, creativity, and power of poetry is an offering unlike any other. Exploring poetry expands our concept of literature, the world, and ourselves."

And teacher (and award-winning writer) Kerrin McCadden:

 " He was my first teacher in studying poetry, actually, and he made me stop writing poems that were deeply encoded and difficult to read, making me learn how to write poems that "even the bus driver could understand and love." And the place he taught me when he was my teacher? His house up in Walcott. We drank a lot of tea up there in the woods.   I try to teach my students similar lessons about what is important about poetry. Hopefully, here, David Budbill's lessons to me come full circle."


Buzz Info

One thing many folks didn't know about David Budbill is that he really enjoyed mentoring students.
He was a judge and a coach for the Vermont Poetry Out Loud program many times. 
It is our great pleasure to support the next generation of poets, poetry lovers and performers; to introduce students to David's work; and to keep that mentoring flame alive.
(LNT does a lot of work with students already, and we're thrilled to expand that work into poetry and poetry performance.)


Media Info

Vermont Arts Council's VTArts2017 circular logo