Foundation Awards Three New Grants

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation is pleased to announce the following production grants for January and February:

  • A grant to Civic Ensemble of Ithaca, N.Y., to help support the production of The Loneliness Project, a documentary play, based on the verbatim testimony of more than 75 interviewees, that chronicles the history of Chicago’s LGBTQIA+ activist communities over the past 20 years. Co-produced by Civic Ensemble and Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts, The Loneliness Project will run for five performances (April 18–21), three on Cornell’s campus and two at a performance space in downtown Ithaca. For more information, visit this page.
  • A grant to Fractured Atlas, New York, N.Y., to help fund a workshop production of a new play, Mirrors, by Azure D. Osborne-Lee. The play centers on the lives of African-American lesbian women in the rural South during the 1960s. The workshop production will be presented at Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York City’s East Village on April 25, 2018, as part of this year’s Downtown Urban Arts Festival.
  • A grant to Women Make Movies, New York, N.Y., to help cover post-production costs for a new feature-length documentary film, All We’ve Got, directed by Alexis Clements. The film explores four queer women’s spaces founded in the 1970s and 1980s and still flourishing today—a lesbian bar in Oklahoma City, the Esperanza Center in San Antonio, and the Lesbian Herstory Archives and WOW Café Theatre in New York City.

Congratulations to the award recipients.