Grantees All Years

The Caffè Lena History Project

The Caffè Lena History Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Caffè Lena is America’s oldest continually operating folk music coffeehouse. Puffin Foundation support enabled critical initial work on the Caffè Lena Oral History Project and the creation of the Caffè Lena History Project website. Read More

The Orpheus Variations

The Deconstructive Theatre Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

The Orpheus Variations is a fractured multimedia exploration of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the Underworld. Read More

Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Monumental Women is creating the first statue of real women in Central Park’s 167-year history. The Women's Rights Pioneers monument, featuring Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth and Susan B. Anthony will be unveiled on August 26th, 2020, the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote. Read More

The Essential Straight & Narrow (2014)

The Mad Ones

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

A lo-fi ode to the Kodachrome 1970s, rock and roll antics, and the mystical American Southwest: The Essential Straight & Narrow recalls a roadside layover in Pinos Altos, New Mexico, where passing the time becomes reliving the past. Read More

Eco-Heroism

The MY HERO Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

MY HERO created a Celebrate ECO-Heroism DVD of inspiring short films about environmental heroes to be used as a companion to the ECO-Heroism Guide PDF. The DVD’s were duplicated and distributed to teachers at education conferences around the world. Read More

BAUBO

The Neo-Political Cowgirls

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

BAUBO, an outdoor, under-the-stars dance theater story reimagined the myth of Persephone & Demeter, adding in the oft-forgotten goddess of female laughter and raunch, Baubo. Set across the gorgeous hills of Montauk County Park, BAUBO plays high in the sky on a 20-foot aerial rig. Read More

Orville and Wilbur Did It! (2014)

The New Colony

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Orville and Wilbur Did It! follows the lives, loves, sadnesses, ecstasies, hopes, fears and egos of five actors and a stage manager in a van doing a non-Equity, 58-city tour across America – as they perform a children’s musical about the Wright Broth Read More

Orville and Wilbur Did It! by David Zellnik (2014)

The New Colony

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The world premiere of ORVILLE AND WILBUR DID IT! by David Zellnik (Yank!) follows the lives, loves, sadnesses, hopes, fears and egos of five actors and a stage manager in a van doing a non-Equity, 58-city tour across America. June 13- July 20, 201 Read More

Rechnitz by Elfriede Jelinek, Directed by Ildiko Nemeth

The New Stage Theatre Company

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Nobel Prize-winning Austrian playwright Elfriede Jelinek's cerebral work examines the silence around an actual event of mind-boggling evil. Read More

Tenderness

The Performance Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

First Generation Ensemble toured Tenderness, a multi-lingual, physical theater piece that underscores the connections between racism, the school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration, hyper-masculinity, violence and the power of human connection. Read More

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