BOSTON: New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has awarded six grants, totaling $630,000, as part of the National Theater Project. The project supports the development and touring of artist-led, ensemble, and devised new theatre works.
“We are proud to support this group of visionary artists, whose theatre projects address issues of identity, immigration, gentrification, and racism, and proud to support cultural organizations around the country to bring these projects to the public,” said NEFA executive director Cathy Edwards in a statement. “We are grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their vision and commitment.”
The recipients are Jeff Becker/ArtSpot Productions of New Orleans for Sea of Common Catastrophe; Clyde Petersen of Seattle for Torrey Pines; Murielle Borst-Tarrant/Don’t Feed the Indians Ensemble of New York City for Don’t Feed the Indians-A Divine Comedy Pageant!; Ping Chong + Company of New York City for Where the Sea Breaks Its Back; TeAda Productions of Los Angeles for Masters of the Currents; Toshi Reagon/Bernice Johnson Reagon/Eric Ting of Brooklyn, N.Y., for Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower.