June Grants Announced

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation is very pleased to announce the following grants for June 2016:

  • A grant to Anam Cara Theatre Co., of Enka, N.C., to help support its production of And Everything Nice: A Purity Anti-Manifesto for the Stage, by Trish Cole. The play’s run began this past weekend and will extend through June 17 at Toy Boat Community Art Space in Asheville. For more information, visit Anam Cara’s website anamcara.org. The grant is the second Anam Cara has won from AABBF; in 2014, the foundation supported the production of two short works by playwright Cole.
  • A grant to eta Creative Arts Foundation, of Chicago, Ill., to assist in the production of Eye of the Storm: The Bayard Rustin Musical, by McKinley Johnson. The grant will cover costs of transcribing music for the show, which examines the life and career of gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin. Performance dates have not yet been announced.
  • A grant, to be administered by The Film Collaborative, to the producers of the documentary film Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life, an in-depth look at the life and impact of the notable gay playwright. The film, directed by Jeff Kaufman, features a stellar cast of McNally’s friends and collaborators, including (among many others) Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Murray Abraham, Angela Lansbury, Rita Moreno, Christine Baranski, Joe Mantello, and Tony Kushner.
  • A grant, to be administered by the International Documentary Association, to the producers of the documentary film CandyPants, which surveys the lives of the Chicago gay couple who in the 1970s started a fad (and made a fortune) with their bizarre invention: edible underwear. The feature-length film is directed by Francis Gasparini.