TROUPE MEMBERS

 

 

 

Henrik Borgstrom, Director, Performer

Henrik has worked with French and francophone theatre and performance since 1992. He directed a number of plays in the United States and Paris, including Sony Labou Tansi’s La Parenthèse de sang, Zinsou’s La Tortue qui chante, Robert Lepage’s Paroles, and Molière’s Tartuffe. He joined Chandelle Verte in 2006 as director of Albertine en cinq temps. He has performed in Le Jeu de l’amour et du hasard, directed and adapted the text for Femmes de lettres / Lettres de femmes. He is professor of French at Niagara University, New York.


Francine Conley-Scott, Co-Founder, Performer

Francine (writer, performer, producer) has performed in French and francophone theatrical productions since 1991, including Ina Césaire‘s L‘Enfant des passages, Tansi‘s La Parenthèse de sang, Robert Lepage‘s Paroles. She directed Alfred Jarry‘s Ubu Roi in 2000. As a performer with Chandelle Verte, she has appeared in all productions since the company‘s founding, including the solo works Albertine en cinq temps, and Femmes de lettres / Lettres de femmes. She has also written and produced eight one-woman, multi-media plays in English, including, most recently I Swear I Can Fly (2010), directed by Henrik Borgstrom. She is a French professor at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. For more on her art: http://www.francineconley-scott.com


Christian Flaugh, Co-Founder, Performer

Christian has studied and performed French-language theatre since 1998. He has been in a variety of musical and English-language theatrical performances since childhood. As a performer with Chandelle Verte, he has appeared in Sartre’s Huis clos, Corneille’s L’Illusion comique, Une soirée Ionesco, and Marivaux’s Le Jeu de l’amour et du hasard. A specialist in Francophone studies with his Ph.D in French from UW-Madison, Christian is an assistant professor of French at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).

 

Christine Iaderosa, Director

Christine Iaderosa is a director and playwright. With Chandelle Verte, she has directed Sartre’s Huis clos, Corneille’s L’Illusion comique, Short Plays by Jean-Michel Ribes, Une soirée Ionesco, and Marivaux’s Le Jeu de l’amour et du hasard. In addition to her work with Chandelle, she has directed Molière’s The Misanthrope at Aquinas College as well as Boston Marriage, Lobby Hero, Critical Mass and Stop Kiss at Kalamazoo’s Whole Art Theatre. She holds a PhD in English-Playwriting from Western Michigan University and an M. Phil in Performance Studies from New York University.

 

Sara Schumacher, Business Manager

Sara joined as Chandelle’s business manager in 2007. Also a stage manager and actress, she has performed in English productions since 2004, and received an Excellence in Acting awards from TANYS (Theatre Association of New York State) in 2006 for her lead role in Jack Heifner’s Vanities. She holds a BA in Public Communication from Buffalo State College, is a senior director at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and resides in Buffalo, NY.

 

June Miyasaki, Co-Founder, Performer (Past Troupe Member)

June has appeared in French and francophone productions for many years, including Mère Ubu in Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi. She directed Hélène Cixous’s L’Histoire Terrible mais inachevée de Norodom Sihanouk, roi de Cambodge, and Antonin Maillet’s Les Crasseux. With Chandelle Verte, she has appeared in Sartre’s Huis clos, Corneille’s L’Illusion comique, and Short Plays by Jean-Michel Ribes. Other theatre credits include the Madison Repertory Company, University Theater, and CTM Productions. She holds a Ph.D. in French and Theatre & Drama from UW-Madison and is a professor of French at Los Angeles Valley College in California.

 

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