The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater 2012 Grantees

May 10, 2012 | By French Culture

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater has awarded $116,000 to 10 projects in the U.S. The Fund supports the translation and production of works by French playwrights, residencies for French directors, and multidisciplinary theater productions.

Through an independent Artistic Committee composed of U.S. and French professionals, the program supports multidisciplinary theatre projects that reflect the cultural and aesthetic diversity alive in theater today. The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater is an outgrowth of étant donnés: The French-American Fund for the Performing Arts. Since its creation in 1999 the French-American Fund for the Performing Arts has distributed more than $1,8M to 178 organizations based in the United States and in France. In 2012, The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater is supported by Institut français, Ministry of Culture and Communications, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Catherine Popesco Foundation, and the Florence Gould Foundation.

The 2012 Grantees:

Presenter: Teatro de la comedia, San Juan, PR
Date: July 1st - September 30th, 2012
Project: "Le projet H.L.A." by Nicolas Fretel

Presenter: The Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York, NY
Date: July 9-28, 2012
Project: Director Thomas Blanchard at Directors’ Lab

Presenter: New York Theater Workshop, New York, NY
Date: Summer-Fall 2012 
Project:Residency of Joël Pommerat

Presenter: French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York, NY
Date: October 2012
Project: Production of "Closing of Love" (Clôture de l’Amour) by Pascal Rambert at Crossing the Line 2012 Festival

Presenter: National Jewish Theater Foundation, Coral Gables, FL
Date: September 10-23, 2012
Project: "Toujours l’Orage" (Storms Still) by Enzo Cormann at Lark Play Development Center, New York

Presenter: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Date: November 9-10, 2012
Project: "Sans Objet" by Aurélien Bory-Cie 111

Presenter: Theatre de Genevilliers, France
Date: December 2012-May 2013
Project: "A micro-history of the World Economic, Danced" by Pascal Rambert, in collaboration with Los Angeles Poverty Department, LA, CA

Presenter: The New 42nd Street, New York, NY
Date: Mid April - Mid May 12, 2013
Project: "Fragile" by Clan des Songes and "Le Grand C" by Company X,Y

Presenter:Wax Factory, Brooklyn, NY
Date: May 2013
Project: "Hidden Stories / Histoires cachées" by Begat Theater and Wax Factory, part of the mars2bklyn Festival

Presenter: Spoleto Festival, Charleston, NC
Date: May 2013
Project: "Le Grand C" by Company X,Y

About the Partners

FACE (, an American 501©(3) operating foundation, is based in New York and works in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U. S. Setting a new precedent in cultural relations, FACE pools private and public resources to support innovative dialogue and exchange in the fields of contemporary visual arts, performing arts, music, film, and secondary and higher education between the French-speaking world and the United States. As a catalyst for creativity and the promotion of what is new and excellent on both sides of the Atlantic, FACE strives to develop mutual understanding and cooperation between French and American civil societies.

Institut français ( is the governmental agency for the promotion of French culture abroad, under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Its human and financial resources have been recently expanded to give new impetus to France’s cultural diplomacy while reinforcing cultural and linguistic exchanges.

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy provides a platform and resources for cultural exchange between French and American artists, intellectuals, curators and arts professionals. It is dedicated to creating new models for international dialogue in the arts and education from French and American perspectives. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities in the US, the Cultural Services’ principal fields of action are the arts, literature, cinema, French language programs and higher education.

Image: JOEL POMMERAT, I Tremble ©Elisabeth Carecchio

Link: The French-American Fund for the Performing Arts

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