AABBF Announces Three New Grants for February

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation is pleased to announce three new production grants for February 2017:

  • A grant to St Paul’s Arts Centre, London, to help support the world premiere production of Christopher Bryant’s play The Mutant Man. The play, which won an honorable mention in the foundation’s 2015 playwriting competition, is based on the true story of Australian transgender man Harry Crawford, who in 1920 was arrested for the murder of his wife, Annie Birkett. Crawford’s biological sex was discovered after his arrest, and he received an unfair trial focused more on questions of gender than on his guilt or innocence. The production will run for 12 performances, from March 28 through April 8, 2017, at The Space Arts Centre in London. For details, visit The Space’s website.
  • A grant to Krazy Kat Theatre, Brighton, UK, to underwrite actor-writer Kinny Gardner’s development of a new solo theatrical experience based on a queer reading of T. S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Krazy Kat Theatre frequently tours the UK with productions created for children and young adults who are deaf and hearing impaired. For more information on Krazy Kat’s work, go to its website.
  • A grant to Grand Canyon Performing Arts, Phoenix, Ariz., to help support the Phoenix Metropolitan Men’s Chorus’s staging of the choral work Two Boys Kissing, by David Leviathan. Loosely based on the successful 2010 attempt by two gay college students to break the Guinness World Record for a continuous kiss, Two Boys Kissing tells the stories of LGBT youth discovering LGBT history. Performances will take place at the Phoenix Center for the Arts on March 24, 25, and 26, 2017.