2016 Princess Grace Award Winners Announced!

We are thrilled to congratulate our 2016 Princess Grace Award winners.  Every year, the Foundation carries on the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco and honors a new group of emerging artists in theater, dance and film. 

This year's extraordinary recipients are:

For Theater & Playwriting:
Christopher Scott Murillo, Playwrights' Arena, Theater Fellowship
Pierre Cardin Award
Bruce A. Lemon, Cornerstone Theater Company, Theater Apprenticeship
Robert and Gloria Hausman Theater Award
Tanya Orellana, California Institute of the Arts, Theater Scholarship
Fabergé Theater Award
Lucius Robinson, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Theater Scholarship
Grace Le Vine Theater Award
Emma D. Stanton, New Dramatists, Playwriting Fellowship
Keith Wallace, University of California, San Diego, Theater Scholarship
Gant Gaither Theater Award
Dawn Monique Williams, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theater Fellowship
HonorariaEric Berryman, The Wooster Group and Modesto Jimenez, Bushwick Starr
For Dance Performance & Choreography: 
Danielle Agami, Visceral Dance Chicago, Choreography Fellowship
Tyson Clark, Boston Ballet, Dance Scholarship
Chris Hellman Dance Award
Marc Crousillat, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Dance Fellowship
Jeffery Duffy, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Dance Fellowship
Paige Fraser, Visceral Dance Chicago, Dance Fellowship
Tamisha Guy, Abraham.In.Motion, Dance Fellowship
Riley O'Flynn, The Juilliard School, Dance Scholarship
Penny Saunders, Whim W'him, Choreography Fellowship
HonorariaChrystyn M. Fentroy, Dance Theatre of Harlem
For Film:  
Beryl Allee, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Undergraduate Film Scholarship
Cary Grant Film Award
Candy Guinea, San Franscisco State University, Graduate Film Scholarship
John H. Johnson Film Award
Nellie Kluz, University of Illinois, Chicago, Graduate Film Scholarship
Cameron Quevedo, University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Film Scholarship
Langston Sanchez, Hampshire College, Undergraduate Film Scholarship
Gordon Straub, California Institute of the Arts, Undergraduate Film Scholarship
HonorariaBen Neufeld, California Institute of the Arts
PGF-USA offers continuing grants to past Princess Grace Award winners and Honoraria recipients for uniquely significant projects that advance their artistic development. This year’s winners are:

Special Projects: 
Kyle Abraham
Marjani A. Forte
Rachel Israel
Ciara L. Lacy
Mitch A. McCabe 
Jennifer Reeves

Works in Progress Residencies:

Jiehae Park
Victor Quijada
Evan Yionoulis

Choreography Mentorship Co-Commission Award: 
Camille A. Brown, MANCC

Statue Award winners: 
Tony Award-winning actor Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton
Bessie-nominated choreographer Camille A. Brown (Black Girl: Linguistic Play)

Through our Awards program of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships, we are so proud to have supported nearly 800 artists! Princess Grace Award winners represent today's most talented artists including: Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro (August Osage County), Emmy Award-winning director Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective", Beasts of No Nation) and Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle.   

Join us at the Princess Grace Awards Gala on October 24th to recognize this year's recipients... Bravo!

To read the 2016 press release click here.


July 28, 2016

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