New Grants for November

Five grants will be awarded by the foundation this month. The foundation’s board extends congratulations to the recipients. The new grants are as follows:

  • A grant to CounterPULSE (San Francisco, Calif.) to fund research for a new performance work by Seth Eisen, of Eye Zen Presents, on the life and work of gay artist, dancer, choreographer, actor, and children’s book author Remy Charlip (1929–2012). It is anticipated that a production of this as yet untitled work will be mounted at CounterPULSE sometime during the fall of 2016.
  • A grant to Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck, N.Y) to help support a performance by the all-woman Isle of Klezbos klezmer sextet of Eve Sicular’s Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files. The performance is scheduled for December 5.
  • A grant to Pride Films and Plays (Chicago, Ill.) to help support the production of a new play, Ten Dollar House, by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer. The play—a true story of love and historic preservation set in Depression-era Wisconsin—is set to run at the Piccolo Theatre in Evanston, Illinois, from January 7 to 31, 2016.
  • A grant to the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (acting as fiscal agent) to cover some production costs for a new fictional film, Country People, adapted by writer/director David Bobrow from a short story by the late gay author Richard Hall.
  • A grant to Women Make Movies (acting as fiscal agent) to cover some post-production costs of a new documentary, Memories of a Penitent Heart, by filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo, to be released in 2016. Ms. Aldarondo was the recipient of the first Arch and Bruce Brown Fellowship awarded by the MacDowell Colony, where she was a resident in 2014.