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Fox Fellowships

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Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York is my TCG/Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow host theatre.  Geva produced a world premiere production of my proposed project Katherine’s Colored Lieutenant, February 5-22, 2015. OPENING NIGHT Opening Night.  The 7:00 p.m. world premiere, opening night performance of Katherine’s Colored Lieutenant began with a 7:45 a.m. call for [...]

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“There is difficult, there is dangerous, but there is not impossible.” I was at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, searching for a dedicated rehearsal space, when I happened upon that pithy statement scrawled across a chalkboard. I have since used it as a daily mantra. I am forever grateful to its [...]

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9th Round of Recipients of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

by TCG News September 15, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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The William & Eva Fox Foundation and  Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, are pleased to announce the ninth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships recipients. The program is designed to support actors’ professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment to [...]

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The Comedic Thread: A “Misanthrope”

by Bruce Turk September 9, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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(From The Misanthrope, Photo by Brigitte Enguerand) “Editor’s note: The following posts are adapted from the Hartford Stage blog series by Bruce Turk about his experiences as a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow. I arrive in Paris at 6 in the morning and spend most of the day getting lost in the neighborhoods around the Republique, in the [...]

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Who’s the Real Writer When the Play is Devised?

by Daniel Robert Sullivan April 9, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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(This post is part of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships and Fox Fellowship Circle salon.) We sit in a circle at Roundabout Theatre Company and I ask questions. “Why are you laughing so much? You’re quiet today; is something wrong? Here’s a news article; what’s your opinion on it?” That’s a baseline, but sometimes the questions have [...]

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Thumped, Bumped, and Grappling for Position in the Court of Louis XIV

by Bruce Turk March 7, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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(Photo of Bruce Turk and his wife and fellow actor, Katie MacNichol. Editor’s note: The following posts are adapted from the Hartford Stage blog series by Bruce Turk about his experiences as a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow.) It takes a long time to get into Versailles. Long lines snake across the plaza. The great sun beats down. [...]

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How Many Scenes Does It Take to Connect to a Character?

by Daniel Robert Sullivan February 14, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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(This post is part of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships and Fox Fellowship Circle salon.) A vignette play is easy to conceive, easy to rehearse, and easy to produce. Don’t believe me? Ok, pick a theme or location. Now, brainstorm ten stories or events that are connected to that theme or that place. Use [...]

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Can A White Guy Write Black Characters?

by Daniel Robert Sullivan January 22, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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I’m a privileged dude, no question. White privilege, male privilege, class privilege – I’ve got it all, so I’ve got to be careful how I use or abuse it. In a thousand barely recognizable ways, I have advantages that are difficult to recognize while they are happening. Looking back over a day, however, I can [...]

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The Comedic Thread: First Questions

by Bruce Turk December 17, 2013 Fox Fellowships
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(Editor’s note: The following posts are adapted from the Hartford Stage blog series by Bruce Turk about his experiences as a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow.) There’s nothing funnier than unhappiness. -Samuel Beckett- Once the flush has passed, along with tears of gratitude, I remind myself that I must do something worthwhile with the trust and  funding which [...]

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Is No Choice Better Than Bold Choice?

by Daniel Robert Sullivan December 17, 2013 Fox Fellowships
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As a Fox Foundation fellow, I’ve been working with a group of teenagers in New York City to devise a new play that deals with both the minutia and the epic themes of their daily school lives. Twice a week for the last two months we’ve met in a Roundabout Theatre Company studio to talk, [...]

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The Comedic Thread: The Flop is your Friend

by Bruce Turk November 26, 2013 Fox Fellowships
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(Editor’s note: The following posts are adapted from the Hartford Stage blog series by Bruce Turk about his experiences as a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow.) Success is not nearly as interesting as failure. We only have to read a few headlines to know this. We love to watch as celebrities and political figures crash and burn. Consider [...]

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A Wild Ride

by Daniel Robert Sullivan November 19, 2013 Fox Fellowships
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“In my Earth Science class we’re supposed to learning, but that’s like everybody’s confession session. So this one kid told this other kid who is black, ‘You should be Django for Halloween.’ The black kid says, you know, ‘You’re mad ignorant,’ and then I responded, and I was like, ‘How can you say that to [...]

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The Comic Thread & The Flop

by Bruce Turk November 12, 2013 Fox Fellowships
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(Editor’s note: The following posts are adapted from the Hartford Stage blog series by Bruce Turk about his experiences as a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow. Photo: Philippe Gaulier and Bruce Turk in Etampes. Photo: Tan Chui Mui) Last fall the William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announced the seventh round of [...]

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8th Round of Recipients of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

by TCG News September 5, 2013 Fox Fellowships
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The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, are pleased to announce the eighth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship recipients. The program is designed to support actors’ professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment [...]

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Accepting Applications for Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

by TCG News January 24, 2013 Fox Fellowships
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The Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships are fellowships for actors that support their artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member Theatre. Actors are selected in two categories: Extraordinary Potential ($15,000 with an additional $10,000 available to relieve student loan debt) supports early to mid-career actors who have completed their training within the [...]

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Fox Actor Journal: Bill Barclay

by Bill Barclay January 23, 2013 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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In the world of arts grants, there seem to me to be three different kinds. There are the specific project-oriented ones, the ones that reward great ideas of a finite nature. Yes you can devise this play and bring it to Austria. Sure we’ll let you build puppets for your sprawling desert art piece based [...]

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Seventh Round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

by TCG News October 3, 2012 Fox Fellowships
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The William & Eva Fox Foundation and TCG are pleased to announce the seventh round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship recipients. The program is designed to support actors’ professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment to live theatre. Funded by the Fox Foundation [...]

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A Good Voice

by Miriam Silverman May 25, 2012 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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(Learn more about the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships here, and apply before the June 27, 2012 deadline!) What is that difference between a good voice, and a voice that reaches into you and stirs your guts around? In April I visited a place that is some kind of heaven.  The Centre Artistique International Roy [...]

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Acting Harold Pinter

by Frank Corrado May 11, 2012 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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For the past three years—about half of that time supported by a William and Eva Fox Foundation fellowship—I’ve been immersed in a comprehensive exploration of the plays of Harold Pinter. Within days of Pinter’s death on December 24, 2008, I proposed a reading series to the artistic leadership at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) in Seattle [...]

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Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

by TCG News March 9, 2012 Fox Fellowships
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TCG Now Accepting Applications for Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships A fellowship for actors that supports their artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member Theatre. Actors are selected in two categories: Extraordinary Potential ($15,000 with an additional $10,000 available to relieve student loan debt) supports early to mid-career actors who have completed [...]

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The DNA of Process

by Suli Holum January 5, 2012 Fox Fellowships
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My art springs from the desire to crack a code I haven’t cracked yet, to learn something, to get better at something, to fail and then get even better. I always hope to grow intellectually through any creative process, and I am drawn to projects that involve research whether it be scientific, historical, or research [...]

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Sixth Round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

by TCG News October 11, 2011 Fox Fellowships

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, are pleased to announce the sixth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship recipients. The program is designed to support actors’ professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment [...]

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