Monthly Archives: July 2015

New Production Grants Announced

The foundation is pleased to announce the following production grants for July 2015:

  • A grant to The Representatives, a New York City–based theater company, to help support the production of Veritas, by Representatives cofounder Stan Richardson. Veritas tells the story of a group of Harvard students who in 1920 fell victim to the university’s “secret court”—a furtive antigay witch hunt aimed at expurgating homosexuality at Harvard. The play will be staged at St. George’s Church in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, in November.
  • A grant to Profile Productions, of Long Beach, Calif., to enable the completion of Jennifer Abod’s documentary film The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen. The film explores Bowen’s life and her serial careers as a dancer, lesbian-feminist activist, and professor.
  • A grant to Aubin Pictures, of New York City, to help support the production of director Catherine Gund’s documentary film Amor Puro y Duro, which examines the life of the inimitable Latina singer Chavela Vargas—“a pistol-packing, tequila-downing, woman-loving icon” for generations of Mexican and other fans of ranchera music. This is Aubin’s second grant from the foundation; in 2013, we helped support the production of director Gund’s Born to Fly (2014), about choreographer Elizabeth Streb.

Kudos to Competition Alums

Allan Baker’s play Eskandar, which was a finalist in the foundation’s 2014 playwriting competition, has been selected for the Texas Playwright’s Festival at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston at the end of July. And playwright A. Rey Pamatmat, who won an honorable mention in the 2014 competition for his play Pure, recently had two plays mounted at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts: After All the Terrible Things I Do and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them.

The foundation extends congratulations to both writers.