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Playground Innovative Incubator

2021 Recipient 

The PlayGround Innovator Incubator is a multi-year intensive incubation program to support theatrical innovation and the launch of new innovative theatrical production companies. Each year, PlayGround will competitively select 6-7 projects/teams, providing each with access to a suite of services and resources in support of their initial development, first production, and strategic plan for post-incubation sustainability. In November/December each year, PlayGround will present the Innovators Showcase, a three-week new works showcase, featuring world premiere productions and numerous other new play developmental activities and staged readings highlighting the work of Innovator Incubator participants. Latinx Mafia is among other 9 diverse and Innovative companies.


2021 Recipient 

CA$H (Creative Assistance for the Small (Organization) and Hungry (Artist), founded in 1999, provides vital financial support to individual theatre artists and small, professionally-oriented companies with operating budgets under $100,000. CA$H | Theatre is an entirely artist-driven granting program. Each cycle, a panel of five artists and administrators is assembled to review the applications and make all granting decisions. Panelists go through rigorous training to assure equability. We are deeply thankful to Theatre Bay Area for this Grant!

FabLab 2021-2022

Community Partnership

FabLab  provides a vital space for QTBIPOC culture bearers to conjure and celebrate the legacies of our queer ancestors through a series of monthly creative playshops igniting a fabulous re-telling of queer history facilitated by the fiercest QTBIPOC creative voices. Facilitators introduce participants to queer ancestors as inspiration for the creation of fresh new work exploring dance, performance, visual art, video, music,  and spoken word.  

Participants help us introduce these ancestors to a wider audience with creative projects that weave their inspiring histories back into community consciousness. Participants are invited to share their inspired creations on social media and tag us @eyezenpresent and #FabLab. Participants will also share their ancestor inspired art at two Celebration of Life events in honor of the highlighted ancestors.

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