Faim De Loup (Hungry Wolf) selected for Women Playwrights International
Faim De Loup (Hungry Wolf) is a one act play based on the fairy tale Red Riding Hood.
Jeanette Lynes says of my book of poetry on the same subject (Woods Wolf Girl, Wolsak and Wynn, 2011), “Red Riding Hood like you’ve never encountered her before. Hoogland has nailed it in this chilling contemporary re-telling of the age-old tale. Layered and smart as hell.”
400 years since Perrault first wrote down fairy tales, they continue to be retold and rewritten. Hundreds of versions of Red Riding Hood are produced and published in many genres and formats each year – most recently, Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, 2011; Campion’s Sleeping Beauty, 2011; Once Upon a Time and Grimm (the later are both television shows that premiered this season). My own work with the Grimms’ version of the tale shows me the almost limitless levels of meaning available in this one tale.
Development of Faim de Loup and Time Line
- January 2009. Close (one scene of Faim de Loup) selected for the Grand Theatre Playwrights’ Cabaret, London, ON. Gil Garrat, Director.
- January 2012. My one act play, Faim de Loup (Hungry Wolf) selected for a professional reading at Playwrights’ Cabaret, Grand Theatre, London, ON., Jeff Culbert, directing.
- February 2012. Faim de Loup (Hungry Wolf) selected for inclusion at Women Playwrights International in Stockholm, Sweden in August, 2012. (Play was submitted as Talking in Bed).