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 on, the foundation has sponsored yearly literary competitions, awarding prizes for plays and fiction dealing with LGBT history or placing lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender characters in historical settings.

Over the years, dozens of theater companies and other arts organizations have also benefited from the foundation’s production grants.

Arnold Krueger (Arch Brown)

Arnold Krueger (Arch Brown)

Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown