SYNOPSIS: Rendez-Vous With Home is the story of sisters Josephine and Suzette, who are sent by their mother on a trip to Haiti to bury their father, a man they barely knew. Josephine, who has scant memories of her father, is anxious. Suzette, on the other hand, has no memories of her father and considers the trip an all-expenses paid vacation. But what the two sisters experience in Haiti proves to be more moving than they had expected – a journey of discovery combined with love, humour, and Haitian oral and dance traditions.
Written and Performed by Djennie Laguerre
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Drama, Language Arts, Music
Character Education: Responsibility, Integrity, Respect
Themes: Black History, Family, Storytelling, Haitian Culture
Educator previews: TBA
Touring Toronto Region schools: February 20-28, 2020
School performances include a talkback session with the artists.
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Photo Credit: James Douglas
Pictures from the Black Theatre Workshop production in Montreal February 2018. Artists: Djennie Laguerre (Performer), Karl-Henry Brézault (drummer)