Genres Theater

Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money

McEwen, Christian

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

Legal Tender is a play about women's relationship to money. It is based on interviews with 46 different women, ranging in age from 6 to 94, and is composed like a collage, pieced together out of stories, choruses and quotations. The set is minimal. Read More

Very Serious Theatre

Messenger Theatre Company

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Very Serious Theatre features masked performers who attempt to stage Shakespeare’s plays but always mess them up. For our two improvised performances to International High School at LGCC, we incorporated what the students were reading so we did a comedy mash-up of Romeo and Juliet and The Stranger. Read More

Musical for Women

ML Droz / Ayil Arts

Year Grant Awarded: 2009

In accordance with the values of Jewish tradition, this production accommodates Sabbath laws and the need for women-only performance setting. The original script with music follows the lives and struggles of 7 women in the orthodox Jewish community. Read More

Jimmy!: A Musical Fable with Almost No Historical Basis (2014)

National Theatre for Student Artists

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

When the press discovers that Jimmy Carter spotted a UFO back in 1969, Jimmy must use his no-count brother Billy's time traveling beer to stop an intergalactic war. Jimmy! was created entirely by high school and college students from across the USA. Read More

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Central Park, Prospect Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park

New York Classical Theatre

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

New York Classical Theatre presented a professional, Off-Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on tour throughout Central Park, Rockefeller Park, Prospect Park, and Carl Schurz Park in June and July 2016--at no cost to our diverse, urban audiences. Read More

Off and Running

Nicole Opper

Year Grant Awarded: 2006

In her high school, Avery is known as the “black track star.” In her Brooklyn neighborhood she is the adopted daughter of white Jewish lesbians with an older Puerto-Rican brother and a younger Korean brother. At home she’s simply Avery. Now Avery is Read More

World Premiere Production of Yarns

No Dominion Theatre Co.

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Yarns is an original devised performance by No Dominion Theatre Co. that debuted in Jersey City in 2018. Yarns utilizes various found texts and burlesque as the framework to examine parallels between fiber arts and sex work to explore connections among what society and the media deem “women’s work." Read More

1918: A House Divided

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Year Grant Awarded: 2007

1918: A House Divided is a musical drama set in Greenwich Village and Brooklyn against the background of the Great War, a conflict that divided the city, the country and the world. The conservative mood nationwide was in contrast to the mood among New Yorkers involved in the worlds of music and art. Read More

Walking from Rumania

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Year Grant Awarded: 2009

Walking from Rumania is based on the story of the fusgeyers, Jews who walked to freedom in 1899 when the Rumanian constitution disenfranchised Jews. Five women in a small village prepare to join a larger group, called “Esther’s Daughters,” that is leaving the nearest city in three months’ time. Read More

The Hebrew Lesson

Ouray, Esther

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

A rite of return about the Right of Return, The Hebrew Lesson is an hour long one-woman play, written and performed by Esther Ouray, with live music by composers and musicians Tim O’Keefe, Maryam Yusefzadeh and Greg Herriges, and directed by Zaraawar Read More

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