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AMERICAN THEATRE | 15 Theatre Artists Amongst 129 MacDowell Resident Fellows

The MacDowell grounds in New Hampshire.

PETERBOROUGH, N.H.: MacDowell Grant Residencies just lately introduced fellowships for 129 artists who will be part of the residency program because it returns to full capability, and amongst them are 15 theatre artists: Calley Anderson, Jeesun Choi, Cusi Cram, Robin Frohardt, Deepak Kumar, Shayan Lotfi, Dave Malloy, Brendan Pelsue, Justin Sayre, Amy Stebbins, Mat Sweeney, Branislav Tomich, Sanaz Toossi, Mara Vélez Meléndez, and Anne Washburn.

The MacDowell Fellowship program goals to nurture the humanities by providing gifted people an inspiring residential atmosphere by which to supply enduring works of the artistic creativeness. This 12 months, MacDowell obtained 2,948 candidates, the largest in MacDowell’s historical past. The chosen 129 fellows stem from 9 nations and 21 U.S. states. Their residency has begun September and runs via February 2023.

“This incoming artist cohort brings us a way of optimism and exhilaration at a time when our world wants it,” mentioned govt director Philip Himberg in an announcement. “MacDowell panelists chosen these outstanding innovators from the most important pool of candidates we now have ever seen, a mirrored image of our artistic group’s deep want for chosen isolation and camaraderie at the moment. Throughout seven disciplines of artmaking, and together with worldwide artists from Europe, Africa, and South America, MacDowell goals to foster connection and inventive cross-pollination—house and time by which to experiment, take dangers, and inform tales that may illuminate the human coronary heart.”

Of this 12 months’s artists, 63 p.c determine as artists of colour and 80 p.c are first-time MacDowell Fellows. Fellows have been chosen by a panel of execs primarily based on every self-discipline. This 12 months’s disciplines embrace architects, composers, interdisciplinary artists, theatre artists, visible artists, writers, and poets.

Calley Anderson is a is a Brooklyn-based playwright from Memphis; Jeesun Choi is a transnational Korean playwright, librettist, and bodily theatre artist; Cusi Cram is a New York-based playwright, screenwriter, and director; Robin Frohardt is a Brooklyn-based puppet artist, director, and filmmaker; Deepak Kumar is a playwright, composer, lyricist, and researcher primarily based in California’s Bay Space; Shayan Lofti is an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised, New York-based author; Dave Malloy is the composer/dramatist behind Natasha, Pierre & the Nice Comet of 1812 and Octet; Brendan Pelsue is a playwright, librettist, and translator who teaches at Rutgers College; Justin Sayre is a author and performer who seems frequently in New York Metropolis and Los Angeles; Amy Stebbins is a writer-director who works in opera, digital actuality experiences, musical comedy, and movie; Mat Sweeney is a composer-director-writer-designer-choreographer who makes theatre and efficiency items; Branislav Tomich is a New York-based actor-playwright-educator; Sanaz Toossi an Iranian American playwright from Orange County, Calif.; Mara Vélez Meléndez is a playwright born and raised in Puerto Rico; and Anne Washburn is the playwright of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play and 10 Out of 12.

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