New Grant Announced for January

The foundation is pleased to announce the award of a production grant to the Theater for the New City (New York, N.Y.) to help support the production of Barbara Kahn’s new play, Ghost Light Now & Then. According to playwright Kahn, “A ghost light is a single light left on onstage when a theater is otherwise dark. Although the light is primarily for safety, there is a superstition that every theater has ghosts and that ghost lights provide illumination for the ghosts to perform onstage, thus placating them. In Ghost Light Now & Then, New Yorkers Becky and Mandy are not immune to the homophobia that has threatened their marriage. During an inexplicable seismic event in 2017, they are flung through a window into the Greenwich Village Theater in the early twentieth century. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, the play follows their efforts to find their way back home.” The play will run at the Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, for 12 performances between March 2 and March 19. For more information, visit the theater’s website.