2011 Princess Grace Award Winners Announced; Ceremony Set for Nov. 1

News   2011 Princess Grace Award Winners Announced; Ceremony Set for Nov. 1
R. Davis McCallum and Johnna Adams are among the 2011 recipients of the Princess Grace Awards. The honors, which include a residency for Neighbors playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, will be presented Nov. 1 in Manhattan.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

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:

CarlosAlexis Cruz
Theater Fellowship, Grace Le Vine Award
Miracle Theatre Group

Miriam A. Hyman
Theater Scholarship, George C. Wolfe Award
Yale School of Drama

Matt Jones
Theater Apprenticeship, Robert & Gloria Hausman Award
Alternative Theater Ensemble

Hana Sooyeon Kim
Theater Scholarship, Fabergé Award
University of California, Los Angeles

Sarah Rasmussen
Theater Apprenticeship, Pierre Cardin Award
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Sadieh Rifai
Theater Fellowship, Gant Gaither Award
American Theater Company

Johnna Adams
Playwriting Fellowship
New Dramatists, Inc.


R. Davis McCallum
Theater Honorarium
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.

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