Ma-Yi to Receive $15,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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New YorkNational Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this category is an Arts Work Grant of $15,000 to Ma-Yi Theater Company to support the development of Elyria,” a play with music by Ma-Yi Writers Lab member Deepa Purohit and director Stephen Brown-Fried. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

“The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Through the work of organizations such as Ma-Yi in New York City, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.”

Now in Previews for Teenage Dick, Opening June 20th, Benefit June 26th!

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“I quickly added Gregg Mozgala to my list of actors I’d drop everything to see. He takes the lead in Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick, a riff on Richard III set in a contemporary American high school. Mozgala, who has cerebral palsy, plays a sixteen-year-old student who sets out to overcome his bullying by becoming student body president.” (Cameron Kelsall, Exeuntnyc.com)

Teenage Dick (Public Theater/Ma-Yi Theater Company) (June 12-July 15): After seeing Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer-winning Cost of Living at Manhattan Theatre Club last summer, I quickly added Gregg Mozgala to my list of actors I’d drop everything to see. He takes the lead in Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick, a riff on Richard III set in a contemporary American high school. Mozgala, who has cerebral palsy, plays a sixteen-year-old student who sets out to overcome his bullying by becoming student body president. Presented at the Public Theater, the play is a co-production of Ma-Yi Theater Company, of which Lew is the resident playwright. (Cameron Kelsall)

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 Sasha DiamondTiffany VillarinGregg MozgalaAlex BreauxShannon DevidoMarinda Anderson star in Ma-Yi Theater Company‘s Teenage Dick at The Public Theater#TeenDatThePublic

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