Magazine article American Theatre

International Exchange Grants Go to 9 Theatre Artists

Magazine article American Theatre

International Exchange Grants Go to 9 Theatre Artists

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Under a new international travel grants program funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the International Theatre Institute at TCG has awarded $22,500 to theatre professionals in the United States and their European and Russian counterparts. These grants--intended to promote creative partnerships and cross-cultural exchange--were offered to seven theatres and two university-affiliated artists.

Grants were awarded to Cambridge, Mass.'s American Repertory Theatre, to work with acclaimed Hungarian scene designer Csaba Antal and costume designer Edit Szucs on a production of Brecht's Mother Courage; Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, Mass., to support the ongoing collaboration of artistic director Stacy Klein and Wlodzimierz Staniewski, artistic director of Gardzienice Theatre of Poland; Oregon's Portland Center Stage, to allow artistic director Chris Coleman to travel to Moscow to enrich his own productions of Russian plays; Atlanta's 7 Stages, in support of a co-production of Carlos Fuentes' Constancia with Belgrade's Dah Teatar; Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, to allow artistic associate Curt Columbus to look for Steppenwolf-appropriate plays on Russian stages; New York's Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre, to bring professor Nikolai Pesochinsky from Russia to work on a computerized database of V.E. Meyerhold's work; and Wax-Factory, of New York, in support of travel to Croatia on a new collabor ative project.

The two individuals receiving grants are Maria S. Horne, a professor at State University of New York/Buffalo, to enable her to participate in the IV World Congress of University Theatre in Krakow, Poland, and Michael Murray, head of the drama department at Brandeis University, to direct a production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible at the National Theatre of Serbia. …

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