2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ August 11, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Aequalis, Inc. (aka The Core Ensemble)
Lake Worth, FL
To support the creation, production, and touring of A Harvest of Voices by José Cruz Gonzales. A music theater work based on oral histories of South Florida's farm workers, the final piece will be performed in neighborhood venues.
Barrington Stage Company, Inc.
To support a production of Fiddler on the Roof, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, directed by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. The theater will engage audiences through special exhibits and lectures on the immigrant experience conducted in partnership with community organizations including the Berkshire Immigrant Center and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Birmingham Children\'s Theatre, Inc.
To support a production of playwright Timothy Mason's Peter Pan, with music by Hiram Titus, directed and choreographed by Stephanie Lang. Presented as part of the theater's 65th anniversary season, the project will feature a cast of 30, stage flight effects created by Flying by Foy, master classes in stage flight for all age groups, and pre-performance backstage tours.
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
To support a production of The Drowsy Chaperone. The play is an homage to American musicals of the Jazz Age, examining the effect that musicals have on the fans who adore them.
To support a production of Jerry Springer: The Opera, written by Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee. Featuring post-show discussions with artists and audience members after each performance, the production is a musical commentary on American society's fascination with reality television and the media.
Children\'s Theatre Company
NEW YORK, NY
To support the participation of underserved students ages 5 through 19 in productions of original musicals. Participating students will rehearse and perform in productions of Henry "Box" Brown; Providence: The Story of Roger Williams; The Ugly Duckling; and Rescue Me: A Musical History of Women, while receiving instruction and training in acting, dance, and music through residencies with professional teaching artists.
Civic Light Opera Assocation (aka Pittsburgh CLO)
To support the Gallery of Heroes program, which tours educational musical theater productions to local schools as a teaching tool. The tour of Steel, an original musical theater production that explores the history of steel in western Pennsylvania, will include a minimum of 120 schools across the southwestern Pennsylvania region.
Collaborative Arts Project 21, Inc. (aka CAP21)
New York, NY
To support The New Works Development Program, a training program for musical theater artists. The program will include writer's residencies, workshops, seminars, and dramaturgical sessions for participating artists.
Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Inc. (aka Goodspeed Musicals)
East Haddam, CT
To support a production of Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, and direction by Rob Ruggiero. In keeping with the theater's mission of preserving, producing, and advancing American musical theater, the production will include accompanying educational and outreach activities about the creative process of musical theater.
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
To support a production of Call Me Madam, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The musical is based on the life of Pearle Mesta, an Oklahoma native who became a famous Washington, DC socialite and U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg from 1947-53.
Making Books Sing, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Louis Armstrong: Jazz Ambassador, written by Myla Churchill and directed by Carlos Armesto.
MCT, Inc. (aka Missoula Children\'s Theatre)
To support Missoula Children's Theatre's national performing arts residency tour in underserved communities and on U.S. military bases. During an estimated 1,200 residencies, touring actors and directors will cast as many as 65 local youth in original musicals, with rehearsals and performances within a week's time.
Music Theatre of Wichita, Inc. (aka MTWichita)
To support a production of Singin' in the Rain, directed and choreographed by Linda Goodrich and starring Broadway veteran David Elder. Based on the iconic 1952 film of the same name, the original adaptation of the work met with mixed success in London and New York, but a revised version created by Music Theatre of Wichita in 1992 has subsequently been produced regionally and toured nationally to critical acclaim.
Musical Theatre West
Long Beach, CA
To support the expansion and enhancement of the Reiner Reading Series. The project includes a series of lesser-known musical theater works performed with reduced orchestrations and minimal staging and choreography with at least one musical presented in a concert format with full orchestrations and casting.
New York City Center, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Encores!, a series of staged concert productions of classic and lesser-known musicals performed by Broadway talent with original orchestrations and books. Accompanying educational programs will afford public school students in grades 5 through 12 the opportunity to engage with musical theater as an art form and learn about the historical context of each piece.
North Carolina Theatre
To support a production of Oliver! for family audiences. Directed by Richard Stafford., the production will afford opportunities for students from the theater's year-round conservatory to perform alongside professional artists.
Paper Mill Playhouse
To support the Theater for Everyone Sensory Friendly Performance Project, a new model of live theater designed specifically for families of children with autism or other cognitive and developmental disabilities. The project will include the production of four "sensory friendly" performances; the creation of a new work to engage this specific audience; the elimination of experiential and practical barriers to participation; and active sharing of the model with other theaters.
Salama Urban Ministries, Inc. (aka The Salama Institute)
To support a presentation of The Wiz, with book by William F. Brown and lyrics by Charlie Smalls.The project will offer opportunities for at-risk youth to develop team work, discipline, and critical thinking through participation in classroom and performance activities.
Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (aka Teatro SEA)
New York, NY
To support Teatro SEA's expansion of an ongoing tour of children's theater in Spanish to underserved Latino neighborhoods in New York City and Puerto Rico. Performances in libraries, schools, museums, parks, and community theaters will include Latinized Children's Classics, Latin American Folktales, Children's Classics from Spain, and a youth and adult series, each featuring original music, sets, costumes, and puppetry.
New York, NY
To support a national tour of original theater productions for young audiences. The tour will include The Civil War, a historical musical recounting the tensions between the states and the journey of an escaped slave; The Velveteen Rabbit, the story of a stuffed rabbit and the power of a child's imagination; Martha Speaks, a musical adaptation of the children's book series by Susan Meddaugh; and Bunnicula, a new musical based on the popular children's series by James and Deborah Howe.
Variety the Children\'s Charity of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
To support Variety Children's Theater production of Annie. The musical production will include participation of children with disabilities, community youth, and theater professionals both onstage and backstage, as well as offer opportunities for individuals ages 8 to 21 to develop their talents and appreciation of the theater industry.
Weston Playhouse Theatre
To support a premiere production of Pregnancy Pact. Created by composer Julia Meinwald and author Gordon Leary, the musical is based on a true story of high school girls who agreed to become pregnant and raise their children together.
Youth in Arts
San Rafael, CA
To support a production of Goodnight Gorilla, adapted from the popular children's book by Peggy Rathman. The new musical for pre-school through second-grade children and their families will be created in collaboration with Rathman, a local Marin County author/illustrator, with original music created in collaboration with JazzReach, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to jazz education.
Zachary Scott Theater Center (aka ZACH Theatre)
To support the regional premiere of Ragtime. Based on the novel of the same title by E. L. Doctorow, with book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the Broadway musical explores immigration, race, assimilation, and social conscience in turn-of-the-century United States.
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