Genres Theater

FOR PROFIT

Calafato, Aaron

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Aaron Calafato's FOR PROFIT is a vibrant solo-portrayal of “the exploitation of the American college student,” & told through the lens of an unwilling admission adviser. The play has been performed 43 times in 6 States this year. Read More

19 Wentworth Alley, Chinatown

Chan, Eugenie

Year Grant Awarded: 2014

Drawing on her grandfather's history, a man caught between medical studies & membership in a 1900s Chinatown prostitution guild, Eugenie Chan layers original material with family documents to explore his world of high hopes & hard choices. Read More

CSC’s YOUNG COMPANY Education & Outreach Initiative

Classic Stage Company (CSC)

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Through a series of interactive in-school workshops and dynamic productions specially designed for a teen audience, CSC’s YOUNG COMPANY Education & Outreach Initiative makes Shakespeare alive and accessible to underserved public school students. Read More

Raw Thought, a documentary theatre play about the life, death, and work of Aaron Swartz

Co-Op Theatre East/Ashley Marinaccio

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Co-Op Theatre East Presents: Raw Thought An interpretation of the life, death, and writings of Aaron Swartz Written by Tyrus Holden Devised by Co-Op Theatre East ensemble members - Tyrus Holden, Ashley Marinaccio, Robert A.K. Gonyo, Gil Sperling, and Michael Rehse Directed by Ashley Marinaccio Read More

The Seven by Will Power, directed by Carl Cofield (2014)

Columbia Stages / Erik Kaiko

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

For his Columbia directing thesis, Carl Cofield chose to direct THE SEVEN by Will Power. This rap/hip-hop adaptation of Aeschylus' tragedy, THE SEVEN AGAINST THEBES, played the Connelly Theatre in NYC in Feb. 2014. Produced by grantee Erik Kaiko. Read More

#SoSadSoSexy

Cordes, Emily

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Drawing inspiration from contemporary Internet culture and narratives around mental illness, as well as accounts of Victorian insane asylums, “#SoSadSoSexy” is a devised play exploring Western culture’s ongoing fascination with, and misrepresentation of, depressed and unstable women. Read More

Imagining the Future

Crossways Theatre

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

We challenged five member playwrights and a guest playwright of Crossways Theatre to imagine the future in a fifteen-minute play. Many of our plays have been focused on stories set in the past and present engaging with social issues. We asked our playwrights to look at the future. Read More

The Wider Earth (2014)

Dead Puppet Society LLC

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The Wider Earth was a twenty-minute work-in-progress showing of a new production by Dead Puppet Society based on Charles Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle and parallels drawn to the current state of our planet. This was presented by St. Ann’s Warehouse. Read More

In the Night, Everyone is Equal

Dramatic Question Theatre

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

The acquisition of a Mexican border crossing themed adventure park pits Nikki and Jim, two newly reacquainted "friends" and their spouses against each other in a battle between the haves and have-nots. This dark comedy explores race, wealth inequality and the lies we tell ourselves. Read More

Paul Robeson Through His Words and Music

East Lynne Theater Company

Year Grant Awarded: 2008

PAUL ROBESON THROUGH HIS WORDS AND MUSIC is an interweaving of two dozen songs that were sung by Robeson, with a narrative of his life as an actor, singer, activist, and humanitarian. Length:45-80 minutes. minutes. Performed by Derrick McQueen. Read More

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