Named in honor of the late Princess Grace of Monaco, the foundation annually recognizes the achievement and potential in artists working in the fields of theatre, dance and choreography and film. In addition to the financial awards given to the individual artists, companies hosting an honoree will receive a General Operating Support grant, which help support general operating expenses for the institution.
As part of the 2011 event, director Jon M. Chu ("Justin Bieber: Never Say Never") and the director of "The League of Extraordinary Dancers," will receive the Princess Grace Statue Award. That recognition is presented annually to a previous Princes Grace Award winner who excels in their field.
The 2010 Theatre and Playwriting Award recipients follow:
Theater Fellowship, Grace Le Vine Award
Miracle Theatre Group
Miriam A. Hyman
Theater Scholarship, George C. Wolfe Award
Yale School of Drama
Theater Apprenticeship, Robert & Gloria Hausman Award
Alternative Theater Ensemble
Hana Sooyeon Kim
Theater Scholarship, Fabergé Award
University of California, Los Angeles
Theater Apprenticeship, Pierre Cardin Award
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Theater Fellowship, Gant Gaither Award
American Theater Company
New Dramatists, Inc.
R. Davis McCallum
The Public Theater
The Princess Grace Foundation has also announced that playwright Jacobs-Jenkins (Neighbors, The Octoroon) will receive a works-in-progress residency.
For further information and a complete list of 2011 Princess Grace Award Recipients in Dance and Film visit Princess Grace Foundation-USA.