The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater 2013 Grantees

May 15, 2013 | By French Culture
Philippe Quesne's “Bivouac”

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, a program of FACE in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, announces the 2013 grant recipients. In 2013 the French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater has awarded $205,000 to institutions in France and the U.S. to support residencies and the presentation of contemporary theater. Nine U.S. institutions will present the work of fifteen French artists, and seven French institutions and festivals will present the work of nine American artists.  

Among the American artists being presented in France, a program called "New York Express" will present the work of Tina Satter, Richard Maxwell, Christina Masciotti, and Okwui Okpokwasili in varoius combinations at Le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg, Scène Européenne; Théâtre de Genevilliers – National Dramatic Center, Gennevilliers; and Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse, in partnership with Performance Space 122, New York. Tina Satter's “In the Pony Palace / Football” and “Seagull (Thinking of you)” will also be presented by EPCC Arts 276, Festival Automne en Normandie.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma, whose "Life and Times - Episodes 1-4" had its U.S. premiere this January at the Public Theater in New York, will be presented by Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil / Centre dramatique national, Montreuil. Carey Perloff, the Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco will be in residence at Ecole de la Comédie de Saint-Etienne, for a production of "Waiting for the Flood".  

"Des Voix, Found in Translation" is a festival of translated plays that takes place in San Francisco and Paris, through a partnership between Maison Antoine Vitez, Paris, and Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco. The festival supports and presents the translation of new works by American and French playwrights. For its second edition in San Francisco, the French playwrights will be three of the following six finalists: Gustave Akapko, Julien Mabiala Bissila, Frederic Sontag, Christophe Honoré, Lucie Depauw, and Pauline Sales. Maison Antoine Vitez in Paris in association with Théâtre Ouvert, Paris, will present American playwrights Liz Duffy Adams, Marcus Gardely, and Rajiv Joseph. 

Other French work in the U.S. includes “Phèdre les oiseaux” by Frédéric Boyer directed by Jean-Baptiste Sastre at Baryshnikov Arts Center, “Hot From Paris” festival at FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française) with the presentation of “La Loi du marcheur” by Nicolas Bouchaud, “22H13” by Pierrick Sorin, and “Molly Bloom” by Anouk Grinberg; the participation of the French playwright, Lancelot Hamelin, and the French director, Philippe Calvario, at the 2013 Directors Lab at Lincoln Center Theater. New York Live Arts will present "Disabled Theater" by Jérôme Bel, with Theatre Hora, a piece that won acclaim at both the Festival d'Avignon and dOCUMENTA in 2012. 

Philippe Quesne's “Bivouac” will be presented as part of Performa Biennal 2013 and in June 2014 New York Theater Workshop will present a new production by French director-author Joël Pommerat with an American cast. 

Outside of New York, the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco (ACT) will present the work of playwright Marion Aubert, and "Mobile Homme" by Transe Express will be presented at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and the Kennedy Center in D.C. in 2014.

Grantees: American institutions

Presenter: Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY
Date: May 21-29, 2013
Project: “Phèdre les oiseaux” by Frédéric Boyer, playwright, Jean-Baptiste Sastre, director, Ellen Hammer, dramaturg, and Hiam Abbass, lead actress
 
Presenter: Lincoln Center Theater / The Vivian Beaumont Theater, Inc., New York, NY
Date: July 2013
Project: Participation of the French playwright, Lancelot Hamelin, and the French director, Philippe Calvario, at the 2013 Directors Lab
 
Presenter: American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA
Date: Fall 2013
Project: “Rendez vous de l’Infra Ordinaire” by Marion Aubert, playwright, Marion Guerrero, director, and Capucine Ducastelle, actress
 
Presenter: Performa, New York, NY
Date: November 1-24, 2013
Project: “Bivouac” by Philippe Quesne
 
Presenter: New York Live Arts, Inc., New York, NY
Date: November 2013
Project: “Disabled Theatre” by Jérôme Bel
 
Presenter: French Institute Alliance Française, New York, NY
Date: 2013 / 2014 season
Project: “Hot From Paris” with the presentation of “La Loi du marcheur” by Nicolas Bouchaud, “22H13” by Pierrick Sorin, and “Molly Bloom” by Anouk Grinberg
 
Presenter: Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Date: March 21-23, 2014
Project: Festival “Des Voix… Found In Translation: Deux” that will present three of the following six finalists: Gustave Akapko, Julien Mabiala Bissila, Frederic Sontag, Christophe Honoré, Lucie Depauw, and Pauline Sales
 
Presenter: New York Theatre Workshop, New York, NY
Date: April – May 2014
Project: Presentation of “Je Tremble (3)” by author-director Joël Pommerat
 
Presenter: Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: July 2014
Project: Presentation of “Mobile Homme” by Transe Express at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

 

Grantees: French institutions

Presenter: Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil / Centre dramatique national, Montreuil
Date: November 6-9, 2013
Project: “Life and Times Episodes 1-2-3-4” by the Nature Theater of Oklahoma
 
Presenter: EPCC Arts 276, Festival Automne en Normandie, Rouen
Date: November 13-22, 2013
Project: “In the Pony Palace / Football” and “Seagull (Thinking of you)” by Tina Satter
 
Presenter: Ecole de la Comédie de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
Date: November 2013
Project: “Waiting for the Flood,” a residency of Carey Perloff at the Ecole de la Comédie de Saint-Etienne
 
Presenter: Maison Antoine Vitez – Centre international de la traduction Théâtrale, Paris
Date: 2013 / 2014 season
Project: Festival “Des Voix… Found In Translation / The French Act” that will present the works of three American playwrights: Liz Duffy Adams, Marcus Gardely, and Rajiv Joseph in Paris

Presenter: Le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg, Scène Européenne, Strasbourg
Date: April 2014
Project: “New York Express in Strasbourg,” with the presentation of three productions: "Seagull (Thinking of you)" by Tina Satter, "Vision Disturbance" by Christina Masciotti / Richard Maxwell, and "Bronx Gothic" by Okwui Okpokwasili
 
Presenter: T2G – National Dramatic Center for Contemporary Creation, Gennevilliers
Date: Spring 2014
Project: “New York Express in Gennevilliers,” with the presentation of three productions: "Seagull (Thinking of you)" by Tina Satter, "Vision Disturbance" by Christina Masciotti / Richard Maxwell, and "Bronx Gothic" by Okwui Okpokwasili
 
Presenter: Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse
Date: Spring 2014
Project: “New York Express in Toulouse,” with the presentation of three productions: "Seagull (Thinking of you)" by Tina Satter, "Vision Disturbance" by Christina Masciotti / Richard Maxwell, and "Bronx Gothic" by Okwui Okpokwasili


FACE, an American 501(c)(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.
www.facecouncil.org

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. 
www.institutfrancais.com

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