Spalding Gray AwardsThe Spalding Gray Award provided to theatre artists to fund new works - presented in association with PS122 and UCLA
a) First Year: Heather Woodbury - a strong supporter of this site. Heather is great!!!
b) Second Year: The National Theater of the United States of America
c) Third Year: Radiohole, a Brooklyn Experimental Theatre Group (their website is a Must...)d) Fouth Year: Rabih Mroué: See his Acceptance Speech and google him for more results.
Interview with Rabih Mroue in Seattle Times
More interview and article from the stranger.com (Seatle) "I Only Want to Provoke Myself"
Newspapers led on a merry chase in Middle Eastern mystery
- interview and article from Vancouver
Short video excerpt of Missing Employee from Japanese International Arts Festival
e) The winner of the 2011 Spalding Gray Award is Young Jean Lee and her theater group. Congratulations.
PS122 also announces: In addition to the local presentations, Performance Space 122 is pleased to announce that global programming continues in its second year with PS122 tours scheduled for London and Berlin in Spring 2012 and to Latin America, Asia and Australasia in the near future. Other touring presentations include continued participation with the Spalding Gray Award Commission which offers recipients a commission and tour with stops in New York (PS122), Minneapolis (The Walker), Pittsburgh (The Warhol Museum), Seattle (On the Boards). This award supports gifted writers/performers who fully realize all aspects of Spalding's legacy, who are fearless innovators of theatrical form, who reach into daily experience and create resonant, transcendent work that makes us all bigger, wider, wiser and, somehow, more than we were when we entered the theater.
There are two different Awards given out annually: (the Scholarship Fund is no longer supported by the Estate
because Forrest no longer attends the school. However, continue to download Bob Egan's song as it is wonderful. )
This site now supports PS 122 for the Spalding Gray (Commission) Award
Following song download ($1) goes 100% to the Scholarship Fund
The 1st year Winners of the Spalding Gray Scholarship:
1st Place: Christopher Impiglia - Every drop is a memory 12th Grade
2nd Place: Noah Salaway - I Went to See My Doctor 12th Grade
3rd Place: Johannes Golden - Once More Down Main Street 12th Grade
1st Place: Tessa VonWalderdorff - A Treasure 7th Grade
2nd Place: Brandon Pettaway - Staff Sergeant James L. Pettaway 8th Grade
3rd Place: Madeline Kiss 6th Grade
The 2nd year Winners of the Spalding Gray Scholarship:
1st Place: Adrian Trunzo
2nd Place: Raphael Odell Shapiro
3rd Place: Joseph Saunders
1st Place: Hayden Aldredge
2nd Place: Kate Fitzsimons
3rd Place: Ben Okin