Monthly Archives: February 2015
We were very pleased to hear that past grant recipient Lorelei Pepi has completed her brilliantly revisionist animated short film, “Happy and Gay.” On the festival circuit, it has recently received the Best Animation Award at Les Gai CineMad: Madrid LGBT Film Fest, the Jury Award for Best Animation and Audience Award for Best Animation at the Atlanta Out on Film Festival, and the Jury Award for Best Short Film at the Image+Nation LGBT Cinema Festival, Montreal. Lorelei is presently a Creative Capital Awardee in the 2015 Moving Image and Visual Arts cycle.
The foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of two new grants:
A grant to the Theater for the New City, New York, to support the production of Women of the Wind, by Barbara Kahn. The play explores the intersection of the lives of three women involved in the production of the film Gone with the Wind. Performances begin on February 5 and run through February 22. For more information, visit http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/womenwind.html.
A grant to About Face Theatre, Chicago, to support the production of Abraham Lincoln Was a Faggot, by Bixby Elliott. This sure-to-be-controversial play concerns a teenager named Cal, a “questioning” youth coming to terms with his own sexuality, who “embarks on a quest to prove that one of our country’s most beloved presidents was gay.” Rehearsals for the play are scheduled to begin in May. For more information, visit http://aboutfacetheatre.com/productions/abraham-lincoln-was-a-fggt-2.