Pascale the Playwright

The blank page called and Pascale answered. In January of 2018, Donald Trump made an erroneous statement that beckoned Pascale to put pen to paper. Since then, she has been developing her theatrical one-woman show aptly named $#!THOLE COUNTRY CLAPBACK. The piece chronicles her family's immigration journey to, in and outside of the US while she comes to terms with her dual identity and the inextricable link between Haiti and America so conveniently ignored, dismissed and forgotten. Progress so far includes:

  • Initial development at Studio Tisch - NYU

  • Participation in the New Black Fest at The Lark 2019 - NYC

  • Participation in The Gathering at Georgetown University - Washington, DC

  • En Garde Arts hosting a reading through Uncommon Voices - Brooklyn, NY

  • A reading at Georgia College - Milledgeville, GA

En Garde Arts presented Uncommon Voices for All Arts TV. $#!thole Country Clapback was featured in the first episode of the series. Watch an excerpt here:

During the Pandemic of 2020, #24HourPlays invited Pascale to write a viral monologue. Doing this allowed many artists to stay productive while the world stood still. In 24 hours, a playwright and actor were paired, a monologue was written, the actor received, memorized and filmed it and the piece was posted online.  Working with Saidah Arrika Ekulona, here's what Pascale came up with:

Pascale Armand writes her first monologue for someone else to perform! Performed by Saidah Arrika Ekulona

Pascale the Playwright