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TIME WARNER FOUNDATION PROUDLY ANNOUNCES NEXT ROUND OF THEATER GRANTEES,
NEW PARTNERS ARE AN EXCITING MIX FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING ACCESS, INCLUSION, AND THE NEXT GENERATION OF DIVERSE STORYTELLERS
New York, NY – February 16, 2017 –Time Warner Foundation proudly announces its next round of theater grantees. A total of nine theater organizations from across the country join the Foundation’s growing portfolio of productions, programs, and artists The Foundation will support in the years ahead.
Time Warner Foundation grantee, Film Independent, will develop a cohort of seven screenwriters to “invent the recipe” of their feature projects. Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab is a five-week, intensive program designed to train the Fellows’ discipline through story sessions and coaching from mentors. Felicia Pride’s OpenEnded, Maria Abraham Girl With Child, Evan Romansky’s Detroitus, Ron Najor and Mark Eaton’s Dark Web, and Joshua Tate’s College Girl are the six screenplays selected for this year’s fellowships.
“We are thrilled to include each of these filmmakers and provide critical creative support and feedback to further develop their unique voices and help realize the full potential of their stories” said Jennifer Kushner, Film Independent Director of Artist Development.
Click here to learn more about Film Independent and this year’s Screenwriting Lab Fellows.
Time Warner Foundation grantee, LAByrinth Theater Company is set to debut the world-premiere play, Homos, Or Everyone in America, on Thursday, October 20th. The progressive new play’s production notes charge it as “a fearless, funny, heart-on-its-sleeve examination of the moments that can bring two people together – or pull them apart.” Sporting an inclusive cast which features Tony Award nominee, Robin De Jesús (In The Heights) and Drama Desk Award winner, Ugly Betty’s Michael Urie – the talented party will take the stage to question its audience’s preconceptions about love.
The 95-minute piece, written by Jordan Seavey of The Public Theater’s 2009 Emerging Writer’s Group, will run Tuesdays through Sundays at Bank Street Theater in New York, NY.
Click here to learn more about LAByrinth Theater Company’s new works development and its upcoming production of Homos, Or Everyone in America.
Now in its thirteenth season, New Stages Festival provides a stage for artists to present adventurous new work! From September 21 to October 9, the historic Chicago theater will house developmental productions and staged readings of innovative works by six playwrights. Many of the groundbreaking pieces celebrated by New Stages since 2004 have gone on to full productions, like Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Time Warner Foundation is thrilled to support greater diversity in theatre through the Goodman Theatre and its invitation to fresh narratives and styles in the form of New Stages.
Click here to learn more about Goodman Theatre’s exciting foray into the new frontier of theatre, New Stages Festival 2016.