Foundation Announces Three New Grants for April

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation is pleased to announce the following three grants:

  • A grant to Diversionary Theatre, San Diego, Calif., to help support the production of a new musical, The Loneliest Girl in the World, by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald. Using the historical rise to fame of Anita Bryant, the musical outlines the trajectory of the LGBT civil rights movement by fictionalizing the personal journey of two activists on either side of the political spectrum. Diversionary Theatre will present the world premiere of Loneliest Girl in spring 2018. For more information on the company, visit its website.
  • A grant to Human Resources LA, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., to help support the production of a catalogue accompanying Tyler Matthew Oyer’s new video interpretation of Charles Ludlam’s The Conquest of the Universe, or When Queens Collide, first presented by Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company in 1967. Oyer’s four-channel video installation, featuring 21 actors, will premiere at Human Resources LA in July of this year.
  • A grant to Participant, Inc., New York City, to help support the production of filmmaker Conrad Ventur’s as yet untitled feature-length documentary film about 1960s–1970s drag performer Mario Montez.