Arch & Bruce Brown
Our founder and first president was Arnold Krueger, who used the name Arch Brown in his work as a filmmaker and playwright. He established the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation in 1994, in memory of his longtime companion Bruce Brown, who had died the previous year.
From 1996 to 2017, the foundation sponsored yearly literary competitions, awarding prizes for plays and fiction dealing with LGBTQ history or placing LGBTQ characters in historical settings.
Over the years, dozens of theater companies and other arts organizations have also benefited from the foundation’s production grants.