Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017 Playwriting Competition Guidelines Are Now Posted

Submission Rules Have Changed

Final Year for Competition

Guidelines for submitting work to the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation’s 2017 Playwriting Competition have been posted.  Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting, as the rules have changed. The 2017 competition will be the foundation’s final playwriting contest.

New Grant Announced for January

The foundation is pleased to announce the award of a production grant to the Theater for the New City (New York, N.Y.) to help support the production of Barbara Kahn’s new play, Ghost Light Now & Then. According to playwright Kahn, “A ghost light is a single light left on onstage when a theater is otherwise dark. Although the light is primarily for safety, there is a superstition that every theater has ghosts and that ghost lights provide illumination for the ghosts to perform onstage, thus placating them. In Ghost Light Now & Then, New Yorkers Becky and Mandy are not immune to the homophobia that has threatened their marriage. During an inexplicable seismic event in 2017, they are flung through a window into the Greenwich Village Theater in the early twentieth century. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, the play follows their efforts to find their way back home.” The play will run at the Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, for 12 performances between March 2 and March 19. For more information, visit the theater’s website.

MoMA to Screen Animated Documentary Half A Life

Filmmaker Tamara Shogaolu’s animated documentary short Half A Life will be shown during the Museum of Modern Art’s Doc Fortnight festival in February. The foundation helped underwrite post-production costs for the film, which concerns gay life in Egypt before, during, and after the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Half A Life will be screened twice during the festival, on Thursday, February 23, at 7:00 pm, and again on Friday, February 24, at 4:00 pm. For more details, visit Half A Life’s Facebook page.