Written and directed by Jenny Montgomery
Created from Montreal Life Stories interviews with immigrants, Québécois, and people “in between,” Déraciné/Uprooted is a bilingual play that explores themes of cultural belonging, identity and concepts of “home.” It had a public reading at the Balustrade Theatre of the Monumental National in Montreal, Québec, in March 2012. In May 2014, Déraciné, a new version of the play entirely in French, had readings at Concordia University in Montreal and at the Carrefour international de théâtre in Québec City.
“A theatrical reading of Déraciné/Uprooted, a new verbatim play by Jenny Montgomery, a Fulbright artist working with the [Life Stories Montreal] project, occurred at Montréal’s prestigious Monument National. It was smart and funny—verbatim theatre at its very best.”
—High, Steven. Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement. University of British Columbia Press, 2014.