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The Stranger Disease

Goat in the Road Productions

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

The Stranger Disease is a unique immersive theatrical experience that follows seven characters who live in, or orbit around an 1878 New Orleans boarding house as rumors of a yellow fever epidemic begins to spread. The show examines race, class, and gender lines during the Reconstruction-era. Read More

Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta

Rogue Artists Ensemble

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

A site-specific, interactive theater experience illuminating the story of Eugene Plummer, the namesake of Plummer Park in West Hollywood, California. Read More

Modoc

Tedford, Matthew Harrison

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

A rugged, agrarian landscape on the California-Oregon border bears witness to the region’s violent past. This cinematic essay meditates on the landscapes that tell, reinvent, and obscure the history of the nineteenth-century Modoc War. Read More

Killed In Action

Weatherup, Christine

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

"Killed in Action" is a short film set in 1948 America. A WWII veteran visits the widow of his best friend from the war, to reveal the painful, dark secret he’s been keeping about his friend... but can she come to accept that her husband was not the Read More

DNA Totem

Suprina

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

The DNA Totem is a 9’ high model of the DNA strand: made of steel pipe and Detritus. It's located in Marcus Garvey Park, and is on view from Mar. 26-Sept. 30, 2016. The DNA Totem refers to our evolution and the footprint we leave behind. Read More

LOTS – a 16mm documentary film

Hanley, Sean

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

LOTS is a film-portrait of the landscape of Brooklyn during the millennia from the last Ice Age to the present. The film examines the area’s vacant lots, urban farms, brownfields, and public spaces in order to witness how land transforms over time. Read More

Whale Bones and the Boundary of a Fish (2014)

Dexa, Alexa

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Curated field recordings and lyrical historical narratives transforming Long Island landscapes into soundscapes. Read More

“Living History Heritage Project” (2014)

Images of the Motherland-Interactive Theatre

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

“Living History Heritage Project” This program features the "live dramatic" productions "Muhammad Ali ibn Sayyid-292 United States Colored Troops" and "The Life & Times of Omar ibn Sayyid" plus the "Timbuktu African Artifacts Museum Exhibit". The ye Read More

Trail Magic — Grandma Gatewood: An Appalachian Tale

Eden Valley Enterprises

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

The story of Emma Gatewood who became the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail at the age of 67 after raising 11 children and surviving domestic abuse on September 25, 1955! Read More

Montage of the Legacy, History and Contributions of African Americans in Englewood NJ

Encounters In Black Traditons, Sam Lee video artist

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Remembering the '4th Ward'Englewood New Jerseyis a project of Encounters In Black Traditions,inc. The Legacy, History and Contributions of the African American experience being home to first generation Fourth Warders and their daughters, sons, gran Read More

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