April Grants and Gift Announced

The foundation is pleased to announce the following grants, and a gift, for the month of April:

  • A grant to Brüka Theatre of Reno, Nev., to help fund its production of Malvolio . . . Or What You Will. A Transgender Story, by Sandra Brunell Neace and Rachel Lopez. The new play, a transgender take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, will be presented during Reno’s Artown arts celebration in July.
  • A grant to Tight Braid Group of New York City. The grant, administered by fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas, will help support Tight Braid’s production of Won’t Be a Ghost, by Francis Weiss Rabkin. This new, multidisciplinary play reclaims the erased histories and writings of two queer truth-tellers: early sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld and contemporary whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Performances will be held on April 14–17 and 21–23 at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
  • A grant to Plan-B company, of Salt Lake City, Utah, to help fund its production of Virtue, a new play by Tim Slover. The play examines the relationship between twelfth-century Christian visionary Hildegard of Bingen and an aristocratic young woman, Richardis, who enters Abbess Hildegard’s monastery to become a nun. Virtue will be performed at Plan-B’s Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City in February 2017.
  • A gift to Clubbed Thumb, of New York City, in recognition of the company’s support of new plays by living American writers, including Men in Boats, by Jaclyn Backhaus, which will be produced in July at Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater.