A GIRL’S EYE VIEW
The Drama of Self-Image Through Image Theatre
First presented August 1998
at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education
San Antonio, TX
ADD VERB Productions
PO Box 3853
Portland, ME 04104
ABOUT CATHY PLOURDE
Cathy Plourde is a former high school teacher who now freelances as a playwright, educator and
consultant. Her training has been through Norwich University’s Vermont College (MA, Theatre
and Social Change), at Middlebury College’s Breadloaf School of English under a grant from the
National Endowment for the Humanities for graduate course work in theatre, and at Indiana
University of Pennsylvania (BS, Communication Education). She has done residencies,
performances, workshops, trainings, and taken commissions for such groups as The Maine
Women’s Fund, Mainely Girls, the Portland YWCA/Where the Girls Are Conference, Project
Greenpurse of Seattle, the Maine Alliance for Arts Education, the Maine Coalition to End
Domestic Violence (and its affiliates) as well as many Maine schools. Cathy has presented
regionally, nationally, and in Canada about her work and the use of theatre as a socially relevant
Her recent plays, THE THIN LINE, a one-woman play addressing eating disorders, and YOU
THE MAN, a one-man play addressing sexual assault and dating abuse are currently touring to
schools, colleges and conferences. Contact for booking 207-653-4554.
A Girls' Eye View/C. Plourde Page 2
"Do we want to give the child an image of himself--mirror vision?
Or do we want what is real?"
"An image is something that helps us catch a glimpse of reality."
--Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet
To describe his philosophy of theatre practice, Augusto Boal (Games for Actors
and Non-Actors, 1992) uses the term maieutics, the Socratic process of assisting a person
to bring into clear consciousness conceptions previously latent in the mind, and the
concept of Image Theatr