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
of course, donations are always gratefully accepted!
Wednesday, May 3. 7:30pm.
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
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.
"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."
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.)