Monthly Archives: April 2017

Foundation Announces Three New Grants for April

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation is pleased to announce the following three grants:

  • A grant to Diversionary Theatre, San Diego, Calif., to help support the production of a new musical, The Loneliest Girl in the World, by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald. Using the historical rise to fame of Anita Bryant, the musical outlines the trajectory of the LGBT civil rights movement by fictionalizing the personal journey of two activists on either side of the political spectrum. Diversionary Theatre will present the world premiere of Loneliest Girl in spring 2018. For more information on the company, visit its website.
  • A grant to Human Resources LA, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., to help support the production of a catalogue accompanying Tyler Matthew Oyer’s new video interpretation of Charles Ludlam’s The Conquest of the Universe, or When Queens Collide, first presented by Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company in 1967. Oyer’s four-channel video installation, featuring 21 actors, will premiere at Human Resources LA in July of this year.
  • A grant to Participant, Inc., New York City, to help support the production of filmmaker Conrad Ventur’s as yet untitled feature-length documentary film about 1960s–1970s drag performer Mario Montez.

MacDowell Colony Names Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas As New Arch and Bruce Brown Fellow

The MacDowell Colony has announced that playwright Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, of New York City, has been chosen as the recipient of the third Arch and Bruce Brown Fellowship. During his 2016 residency at MacDowell, Mr. Cortiñas began work on a new play examining the AIDS epidemic. His previous work includes the play Blind Mouth Singing, which recently completed runs at Chicago’s Teatro Vista and the New York–based National Asian American Theatre Company. For more on Mr. Cortiñas and his work, visit his page on the New Dramatists website. The Arch and Bruce Brown Fellowship helps underwrite MacDowell Colony residencies for artists working on historically inspired, LGBT-themed performing-arts works. The foundation extends congratulations to Mr. Cortiñas on the award.