The Ontario Arts Foundation and the Wuchien Michael Than Foundation are pleased to announce the 2015 grants from the Wuchien Michael Than Fund for the following new Asian-Canadian works:
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
Empire of the Sun by Tetsuro Shigematsu
Common Boots Theatre (formerly Theatre Columbus)
Tails of the City by Marjorie Chan
Acquiesce by David Yee
Trident Moon by Anusree Roy
Cahoots Theatre Projects
The Enchanted Loom by Suvendrini Lena
Richmond Gateway Theatre
Nine Dragons by Jovanni Sy
Theatre Passe Muraille
Acha Bacha by Bilal Baig
Production and development grants from the Wuchien Michael Than Fund are available for the development of new works by an Asian-Canadian playwright which are either in production or in the pre-production phase and are projected to be ready for a full public production within one or two seasons.
The Wuchien Michael Than Fund was established at the Ontario Arts Foundation by Michael Thanin 2012 and launched in 2013 to support the development and nurturing of theatre arts in Canada, with a particular emphasis on new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights, and the development of emerging talent in the Asian-Canadian theatre community.
The application deadline for 2016 production and development grants is May 2, 2016.
Phase one development grant applications can be made at any time. Visit the Wuchien Michael Than website for details.