Genres Theater

New Works Series 2018

29th Street Playwrights Collective

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Staged Readings of six new socially-engaged full-length plays by mature emerging playwrights, mostly women, who are often excluded from programming due to sexism and ageism. The goal is to present the most moving, eventful, relevant theatrical work possible. Read More

Holy Land (2014)

3rd Kulture Kids

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

What if bombs & gunfire were the daily soundtrack to your life? Mohamed Kacimi finds humor and poetry in his critically acclaimed "Holy Land", translated by Chantal Bilodeau. The US premiere was presented at HERE in Spring 2014. Read More

The Appointment

Alice Yorke

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

A dark satire with original music, THE APPOINTMENT examines the misogyny, hypocrisy, and absurdity of the contemporary abortion debate in America. The work unpacks the economic, societal, and political systems that disempower groups of people from making informed reproductive decisions. Read More

Labor Arts Program (2014)

American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Labor Art classes for students grades 3-5 are held on Saturdays at the American Labor Museum to introduce children to the story of immigrants and the labor movement,then & now, as a means of inspiration to create performing and visual arts projects. Read More

SPECIAL

Ann P Meredith

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

The timely unprecedented diverse inclusive character driven play offering 6 female leads that passionately looks at the life long ramifications of sexual harassment rape & sexual assault & the healing power of reclaiming one’s stolen innocence through finding your voice & speaking the Truth Read More

Elemental

Arcata Playhouse and Playhouse Arts

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

Elemental is an outdoor spectacle that includes giant puppets, a shadow play, community made lanterns Read More

Playback Theatre Festival 2012

Arts Rising

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

October 5-8 2012, D.C, the Playback Theatre Festival "Making Life Visible" convened 150 performing artists, from 39 troupes, featured 40 workshops on social impact and artistry, and offered community plenaries and 6 public performances. Read More

Nurse Asistio: Living the Filipino American Dream

Asistio, Lesley

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Nurse Asistio is about a Pilipina woman, who in an attempt to fulfill her mother’s hopes for her to become a nurse, tries to attain the American Dream while still staying true to her roots. This multi-character, surrealist-comedy explores dreams, happiness, relationships, and self-actualization. Read More

Where You From? What You Be About?

Avilés, Eric

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

"Where You From? What You Be About?" is an autobiographical play addressing issues of poverty, racism, and gun violence, and the need for healing. Read More

Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy (2014)

Baltimore Annex Theater

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

This reinterpretation of one of the eight model Beijing Operas of the Chinese Cultural Revolution emphasized how propaganda can be exciting and engaging. Read More

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