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2017 Emergency Grants: Performance Art/Theater

29 Projects Supported

Sherrine Azab (Detroit, MI), a theater artist, received a grant in September to perform Neither There, Nor Here at the Dlectricity festival in Detroit, MI, September 22-23.

Michael Bramwell (Cary, NC), a visual and performance artist, received a grant in October to perform Cultural Maintenance at the Hermitage Museum, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, and Palace Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, November 6-24.

Theresa Buchheister (Brooklyn, NY), a writer, director, and performer, received a grant in January to present Chroma Key at The Brick Theater in Brooklyn, January 5-28.

Maya Ciarrocchi (Bronx, NY), an interdisciplinary visual artist, received a grant in August to perform A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis at Abrons Arts Center in New York, on September 17.

Shola Cole (Newark, NJ), a performance artist, received a grant in November to perform Co-Creation Live Factory Prologue I during Venice International Performance Art Week in Venice, Italy, December 15-16.

Bryce Cutler (New York, NY), co-founder and scenic designer of Third Space, received a grant in February to present The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at the New Ohio Theatre in New York, February 17-March 11.

Kevin Doyle (Brooklyn, NY), a theater artist, received a grant in September to perform KONZUM/CONSUME at the Cultural Center Peščenica in Zagreb, Croatia, on October 6.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez (Bronx, NY), a performance artist, received a grant in January to perform The P Word at Critical Practices, Inc. in New York, January 11-February 17.

Shawn Escarciga (Brooklyn, NY), a performance artist, received a grant in November to perform Safety Plans at SATELLITE ART SHOW as part of Miami Art Week in Miami, December 7-10.

Raul Moarquech Ferrara-Balanquet (Los Angeles, CA), a visual and performance artist, received a grant in November to perform U k'ajláay Éek' Wiwi Turi / Memories of Stars and Constellations in Territorios Inexplorados: Encuentro de Arte Acción Festival in Yucatán, Mexico, on November 24.

Edgar Fabián Frías (Los Angeles, CA), a performance artist, received a grant in September to perform Give US Home Spider as part of Pacific Standard Time LA: LA at Angels Gate Cultural Center in Los Angeles, September 17-October 8.

Lanxing Fu (Astoria, NY), a writer, director, and performer, received a grant in July to install The Living Stage NYC in Metzler Park in New York, August 4-5.

Ain Gordon (Brooklyn, NY), an actor, playwright, and director, received a grant in April to premiere Radicals in Miniature at Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York, May 16-24.

Phillip Howze (Brooklyn, NY), a playwright, received a grant in February to perform Frontiérs san Frontières at The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn, March 1-18.

Julia Jarcho (New York, NY), a playwright and director, received a grant in February to premiere The Terrifying at Abrons Arts Center in New York, on March 17.

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (Brooklyn, NY), a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist, received a grant in September to perform #negrophobia in The Future is Feminist program at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels, Belgium, September 29-30.

Kristine Haruna Lee (Brooklyn, NY), a theater artist, received a grant in December to perform Memory Retrograde at Ars Nova Theater and the Public Theater as part of the Under the Radar Festival in New York, December 14-January 13.

Sean Edward Lewis (Brooklyn, NY), a writer, actor, director, and founder of the theater ensemble, Lilac Co., received a grant in January to present Igor Mortis at Westbeth Arts Center in New York, February 22-26.

Joseph Lubitz (Brooklyn, NY), a visual and performance artist, received a grant in December to present True Red Ruin (Elmina Castle) at the Center for Experimental Lectures in Brooklyn, on December 19.

Daaimah Mubashshir (Union City, NJ), a playwright received a grant in April to perform Everyday Afroplay at JACK in Brooklyn, April 27-30.

Brooke O'Harra (Philadelphia, PA), a theater artist, received a grant in October to perform Room for Cream in Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at the New Museum in New York, October 23, November 11, and December 9.

Azure Osborne-Lee (Brooklyn, NY), a writer, director, and performer, received a grant in April to present Crooked Parts in the Downtown Urban Arts Festival at Cherry Lane Theatre in New York, on May 12.

Kyoung H. Park (Brooklyn, NY), a playwright, received a grant in December to premiere PILLOWTALK at The Tank as part of The Exponential Festival in New York, January 11-27.

George Emilio Sanchez (Brooklyn, NY), an actor, director, and performance artist, received a grant in November to perform Bang Bang Gun Amok at Abrons Arts Center in New York, December 8-9.

Collin Stafford (Newhall, CA), a performance and video artist, received a grant in February to premiere Monster Romp at Human Resources in Los Angeles, on March 4.

D'Lo Srijaerajah (Santa Monica, CA), a theater artist, received a grant in June to premiere To T, or not to T at Dixon Place in New York, July 7-22.

Amy Surratt (Yonkers, NY), a writer and performer, received a grant in May to premiere Amy Surratt's First And Last (show) at La MaMa E.T.C. in New York, June 9-18.

Eliza Swann (Los Angeles, CA), a visual and performance artist, received a grant in October to perform SHE HAS RISEN in Union Square as part of Art in Odd Places 2017: SENSE in New York, on October 13.

Fiona Templeton (New York, NY), a performer, director, and playwright, received a grant in May to premiere The Blue at La MaMa E.T.C. in New York, May 18-21.