Supporting creative work by women
Here are some stories worth reading about women in the arts.(Clockwise from top left: Anne Basting, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Maggie Nelson and Claudia Rankine.)
Jackie Sibblies Drury is a very innovative dramatist whose work smashes expectations (WBW interviewed her four years ago HERE.). American Theatre Magazine features an interview between her and Richard Maxwell. Read it HERE.
The MacArthur Genius Grant Class of 2016 was announced a couple of days ago. Twenty-three people changing the world. Two theaterakers–Anne Basting and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins–were recognized. Along with powerhouse writers Maggie Nelson and Claudia Rankine. Learn more about this year’s class HERE.
AFI and Fox team to get more women directors behind the camera. Read about the new initiative in this Variety article HERE.
Indie Memphis is fast becoming one of the hottest film festivals in the US. This year’s fest runs November 1 – 7, 2016. Just announced a film grant program between the NBA team Memphis Grizzlies and Indie Memphis. Five winning projects will be given $3,000 each to make a short film about the female fan experience. The three member jury will make the final decision of the winners. Jury members include Craig Brewer, Pat Mitchell Worley, and Rachel Smith. Apply by November 15th HERE.