Foundation Announces Gift, Grants for May

This month, the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation is pleased to announce two new production grants and a gift:

  • A gift to support the work of Iron Crow Theatre, of Baltimore, Md. Founded in 2009 Iron Crow is Baltimore’s only professional queer theater company. For information on Iron Crow, visit the company’s website.
  • A grant to the Movement Theatre Company, of New York City, to help support the production of And She Would Stand Like This, by Harrison David Rivers. The play, a theatrical retelling of Euripides’ The Trojan Women fused with the world of underground LGBTQ ball culture, will have its world premiere in July of this year. For more information about the company, visit its website.
  • A grant to Truth Aid, of Port Ewen, N.Y., to help support the production of the feature-length documentary film Who Is Reno Martin? The film investigates a trove of letters found in a storage unit belonging to the late Hollywood agent Ed Limato. The letters, all written by New York City drag queens and addressed to someone named Reno Martin, open a fascinating window into LGBTQ life in New York during the 1950s and 1960s. Truth Aid is acting as fiscal sponsor for the film’s production. A rough cut of the film’s trailer can be viewed here.