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Shareback: Working Narratives & M.U.G.A.B.E.E.

2014-2015 Continuation Grant

February 16, 2018

Working Narratives (Wilmington, NC) and M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (Utica, MS) launched the public performance art project Black Man Running as part of a NET/TEN Exchange Grant in 2012-13. Its premiere performance involved dozens of artists, a documentation team and some 400 participant runners. Taking place in a park named for a Klu Klux Klan member, Black Man Running was public art and a social statement, and an organizing tool.

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  • #Circus Arts
  • #Community Engagement
  • #Cross-Discipline

Shareback: PULLproject & Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress

2015-2016 Continuation Grant

November 06, 2017

PULLproject (Los Angeles, CA) and Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR)(Los Angeles, CA) engaged in an intensive day-long workshop, which led to a workshop period of rewrites and the completion of a full first draft of a performance piece titled Tales of Clamor. This work period was followed by a public staged reading to share the work. All partners are still committed to seeing Tales of Clamor through to premiere, anticipated for Fall/Winter of 2018.

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  • #International Collaborations
  • #Artistic Exchange
  • #Music
  • #Community Engagement
  • #Cross-Language

Shareback: Marina McClure

Fall 2016 Travel Grant

November 03, 2017

Marina McClure, director of The New Wild (Brooklyn, NY) will conducted a six-day artistic retreat to continue writing a new musical about Afghanistan, Tear a Root from the Earth. The retreat included composers Johnny Walsh (Washington, DC) and Qais Essar (Phoenix, AZ), and book writer John Bair (Brooklyn, NY). They continued to develop their unique fusion of Afghan and American folk music, refine the story of the piece, and make demo recordings.

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