Dr. Lena Taub Robles spoke at the CSUB Faculty Day about her participation at the event " Marie Chauvet/Haiti: Chauvet’s Theatres of Revolt," held at CUNY's Martin Segal Theatre Center in October 2016 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Haitian author Marie Vieux Chauvet. Born in Haiti in 1916, Chauvet was forced into exile during the Duvalier dictatorship and her family chose to remove all her work from the public. She continued to write in exile, but Chauvet's work remained inaccessible for many years.
Chauvet's work has garnered much critical attention in recent years and much of her novels and theatre have been republished. Benin-born playwright Jose Pliya adapted Chauvet's novel Amour, Colère et Folie for the theatre and Lena translated the play "Amour," which was represented at the centenary celebration. Lena is also co-editing a critical volume following the event, entitled Marie Vieux Chauvet’s Theatres of Revolt: Action, Aesthetics, and Adaptation.
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