The Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship awarded grants totaling $217,500 through two categories:
Recipients are early-to mid-career actors, who have demonstrated a strong interest and commitment to continued training. Each fellow receives $15,000, with up to an additional $10,000 available to relieve student loans. The host theatre companies will receive grants of $7,500 in support of these residencies.
Recipients have demonstrated considerable experience in professional theatre with a substantial body of work. Each fellow receives $25,000 awards. The host theatre companies will receive grants of $7,500 in support of these residencies.
The recipients in the category of Extraordinary Potential are Sun Mee Chomet, Mu Performing Arts (St. Paul, MN); Cindy Im, TheatreWorks (Palo Alto, CA); Jennifer Kidwell, Pig Iron Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA); Orlando Pabotoy, Ma-Yi Theater Company (New York, NY); and Daniel Robert Sullivan, Roundabout Theatre Company (New York, NY).
The recipients in the category of Distinguished Achievement include Evelina Fernandez, The Latino Theater Company at Los Angeles Theatre Center (Los Angeles, CA) and David Greenspan and Transport Group Theatre Company (New York, NY). The Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships panel include Malcolm Darrell, new play production associate, Center Theatre Group; Nicky Paraiso, director of programming, The Club La MaMa; Blake Robison, artistic director, Cincinnati Playhouse; Tara Rubin, casting director, Tara Rubin Casting; and Charlayne Woodard, actress/playwright.
"The program is designed to support actors' professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment to live theatre," press notes state. "Funded by the Fox Foundation and administered by TCG, the fellowship is one of only a few programs of its kind for actors in the country."
"The Fox Foundation expresses our continued appreciation of the long-term collaborative relationship between Fox and TCG," Robert P. Warren, president of the Fox Foundation, said in a statement. "This program has provided extraordinary opportunities for Fox Fellows to further their artistic development and enhance their craft. The proposals from this year's recipients hold great promise, not only for them personally and professionally, but also for their sponsoring theatres and the communities they so richly serve."
The Fox Foundation is the largest U.S. grant maker dedicated to the artistic and professional development of theatre actors. More information can be found by visiting thefoxfoundation.org.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, works to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. More information about Theatre Communications Group can be found by visiting tcg.org.