Dr. Emily Sahakian at the International Theatre Festival in Avignon

As a new associate member of the French research group SEFEA (Francophone Scenes and Playwriting of Alterity), Dr. Emily Sahakian was invited to speak at a symposium during the international theatre festival in Avignon, France. Dr. Sahakian spoke about Maryse Condé's latest play, La faute à la vie, which premiered at the festival. The symposium also included a roundtable of the artists who created Condé's new play, including the writer, director, and actors.