Grantees 2021

On Nochaway Presentation

Anna Gage Norton

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

This work documents one example of forest restoration to promote biodiversity for a sustainable ecosystem. During a critical time as we reach a point of no return for climate change, I believe it is crucial to highlight efforts by citizens and illustrate that global change begins locally. 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

land and flower

David Wayne Reed

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

land and flower is a short film by David Wayne Reed about tallgrass prairie remnants, the lands lost, and the flowers that remain. land and flower is a poetic acknowledgment of the native prairie, an emergent benediction, and a call to conservation of this rare and endangered ecosystem. Read More

End of the Line

Emmett Adler

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

END OF THE LINE - a feature-length documentary - is a character-driven political drama about the New York City subway crisis and America’s crumbling infrastructure. Read More

Echo: Shostakovich in Catharsis

Frisson Films, Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Echo is a short film that combines solo violin by Kelly Hall-Tompkins with interpretive aerial dance by Alexandra Peter as a cathartic expression of the emotions surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement; giving voice to oppression as a way of speaking against it. Read More

Hearing Climate Change in NYC

Kate Amrine

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Hearing Climate Change in NYC involved three new commissions of three new works for trumpet tied to three specific locations in NYC that have been and will be affected by climate change. Read More

The Murals

LaborFest

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

The Murals: A Play By Howard Pflanzer Read More

ELEGY

Lambertson, Andre

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, Elegy, will follow Isiah Owens, and a group of Harlem residents as they navigate the uncharted waters of death, grief, unimaginable trauma and legacy, in the wake of COVID19. The audience is invited to experience the meaning of ritual and Read More

Mother Me

Mary Prescott

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

An interdisciplinary performance that explores the complex relationships, psychology and sociology surrounding motherhood. Read More

The Climate Change Solutions Project: Billboard Art

Merolla, Brandi

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

I enlarged one of my Climate Change Solutions images into a large billboard. Public art has the power to connect with the curious and unite the viewers. 18,000 cars pass this billboard weekly reading "SOLAR POWER!" Thank you to The Puffin Foundation for making this project happen! Read More

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