Grantees All Years

11th Annual Juneteenth Jamboree of “Best” New Plays

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

For the first time, this renowned festival about the African-American experience includes full productions of cornerstone plays including: Juneteenth Blues Cabaret, Passing Ceremonies, Till, How Long Have I Been Dead Anyway?, and "Passing Ceremonies. Read More

2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival of New Plays in NYC!

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre, a 2010 AUDELCO award winner, presented seven one-acts about the black experience as a lunchtime reading series at the Workshop Theatre’s Jewel Theater in Midtown Manhattan, May 16-20, 2012. Read More

Say Grace Before Drowning

Jusu, Nikyatu

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

SGBD 17 mins, HD. After meeting her African Refugee mother for the first time in six years, 8 year old Hawa is forced to coexist with a woman teetering on the brink of insanity. Read More

Walkkiing from Rumania

Kahn, Barbara

Year Grant Awarded: 2009

Walking from Rumania set in 1899, was inspired by women-only groups of “fusgeyers” (pedestrians) who walked from Rumania to escape discrimination. Read More

Unreachable Eden

Kahn, Barbara

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

“UNREACHABLE EDEN” is a stand-alone musical drama sequel to The Spring and Fall of Eve Adams. It follows the Polish Jewish lesbian from 1920’s New York to France before and during World War II. Music composed by Arthur Abrams. Lyrics by Barbara Kahn. Read More

Verzet Amsterdam [Resistance Amsterdam]

Kahn, Barbara

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Verzet Amsterdam [Resistance Amsterdam] is the true story of the valiant Dutch artists in World War II occupied Amsterdam who banded together to resist fascism and protect Jews from deportation and death. When their first efforts faced exposure, they planned a more decisive and violent action. Read More

Nikolai Gogol’s 2016 Election Bonanza and End-Times Hullabaloo

Kaitlen Osburn / Vacation Mother

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

The Vacation Mother trio brought an evening of camaraderie, live election results, and sketch comedy inspired by Nikolai Gogol's "The Nose" and the campaign season that was to small-town California on election night 2016. Read More


Kase Peña

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

TRANS LOS ANGELES is an anthology of four stand-alone shorts films, inspired by films such as SOY CUBA, 1964 and LA CUIDAD, 1998. These trans stories are written and directed by an artist that is trans-identifying and a woman of color. 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


Kate Hackett

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

"Oleander" is a short film about a sex-positive teenage YouTuber who starts a social media war against her abstinence program. It stars Emily Robinson (Eighth Grade), Peri Gilpin (Frasier), and Jennifer Lafleur (Room 104). It premiered in 2019 at the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. Read More