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2016 Emergency Grants: Performance Art/Theater

20 Projects Supported

Ei Arakawa (Brooklyn, NY), a performance artist, received a grant in August to create and present Deda Bodzi (Mother Vertical) Love, Sex, SOS! as part of Tbilisi16 in Tbilisi, Georgia, September 1-4.

Jeremy Kilusan Bautista (Bronx, NY), a writer and performer, received a grant in July to premiere TRANSCEND as part of the New York International Fringe Festival at the Alpha Omega Dance Studio Theatre in New York, August 12-28.

Kate Benson (Brooklyn, NY) a playwright, received a grant in December to premiere [PORTO] at the Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn, January 10-February 4.

William Burke (Brooklyn, NY), a playwright and director, received a grant in February to premiere PIONEERS!#goforth at JACK in Brooklyn, March 24-April 9.

Cassils (Los Angeles, CA), a performance artist, received a grant in March to perform The Powers That Be at The Broad in Los Angeles, on March 20.

Nicholas Cotz (New York, NY), the producing director of All for One Theater, received a grant in October to remount My Name is Gideon: I'm Probably Going to Die, Eventually at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, November 11-December 12.

Ayana Evans (New York, NY), a performance artist, received a grant in July to perform during her extended residency at El Museo del Barrio in New York, June 1-August 20.

Carl Holder (Brooklyn, NY), a playwright, received a grant in March to remount An Intimate Evening with Typhoid Mary at The New Ohio Theatre in New York, March 18-27.

Lars Jan (Los Angeles, CA) a writer, director, and designer, received a grant in November to present The Institute of Memory (TIMe) as part of the Divine Comedy Festival at the Malopolska Garden of Art in Krakow, Poland, December 9 and 10.

Travis Just (Brooklyn, NY), a composer, received a grant in March to premiere It's All True as part of the Borealis Festival at Cornerteateret in Bergen, Norway, March 10-11.

Sibyl Kempson (New York, NY), a playwright and performer, received a grant in March to perform 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, on March 20.

Shannon Knox (Valencia, CA), a theater director and scenic designer, received a grant in July to present thirteen performances of her multimedia, electroacoustic opera piece Unseal Unseam & Erwartung at Venue 13 as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 6-27.

Michael Levinton (Brooklyn, NY), a writer, director, and performer, received a grant in August to present NOW IS THE TIME at Abrons Arts Center in New York, October 16-November 5.

Emily Mast (Los Angeles), a cross-disciplinary artist, received a grant in June to present The Cage is a Stage at Power Plant's Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto, Canada, June 25-30.

Esther Neff (Brooklyn, NY), a performer, writer, and curator, received a grant in April to perform Affactive Presence during the RAPID PULSE International Performance Art Festival at Defibrillator Gallery in Chicago, June 1-5.

Elizabeth Orr (Brooklyn, NY), a video and interdisciplinary artist, received a grant in July to shoot MT RUSH, to be screened at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, on September 8.

Hunter Reynolds (Brooklyn, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in September to perform Survival AIDS Mummification at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx, on October 8.

Elizabeth Spackman (Naselle, WA), a playwright and actress, received a grant in May to perform Radio Play, a collaboration with the Rwanda-based theater company Amizero Kompagnie at the Theatre Tarmac des Auteurs in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 6-12.

Justin Thompson (Baltimore, MD), a sculptor and new media artist, received a grant in September to present Friskin' the Whiskers on the stoops of historic jazz homes in New York as part of Art in Odd Places, October 14-16.

Ben Williams (New York, NY), a performer and sound designer, received a grant in December to perform MIND ON HEAVEN at 66 Greene Street in New York, January 14-15.