2023 FACE Contemporary Theater Grantees Announced

Anima - Noémie Goudal and Maëlle Poésy © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Anima - Noémie Goudal and Maëlle Poésy © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation are pleased to announce the grantees for the 2023 application cycle of the FACE Contemporary Theater program.

FACE Contemporary Theater fosters innovative artistic collaborations in theater, contemporary circus, puppetry, and street theater, allocating grants to French or American nonprofit institutions and creators from France, the African continent, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Grants support the development and/or the presentation of new work.

This year, $118,000 were allocated to 10 projects as follows :

  • Henri VIII (Saint-Saens) - Director Jean-Romain Vesperini 

Fisher Center at Bard College 

July 2023 

  • Augustine machine ou encore une nuit d’insomnie - Marie Darrieussecq and CNSAD, Paris 

California Institute of the Arts 

August – September 2023 

  • Fa - Amoukanama Circus // Anima -  Noémie Goudal and Maëlle Poésy 

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century 

August – September 2023 

  • Anima - Noémie Goudal and Maelle Poésy  

FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française) 

September 2023 

  • Exit - Cirque Inextremiste 

ArtPark & Company, Lewinston, NY

August 27, 2023

  • Support for New Artists at Seuls en Scène 2023 – Lionel Lingelser, Penda Diouf, Marie Bachelot Nguyen, Karima El Kharraze 

Seuls en Scène, Princeton French Theater Festival, Princeton University 

September – October 2023 

  • Portrait de Ludmilla en Nina Simone - David Lescot 

Compagnie du Kairos – David Lescot 

U.S Tour: MIFA, Holyoke, MA, Princeton University-Seuls en scène Festival, NJ, and Chopin Theater, Chicago, IL 

September 2023 

  • Mailles - Dorothée Munyaneza 

California Institute of the Arts dba REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater) 

October – November 2023

  • Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge - Elevator Repair Services (ERS) at Festival d’Avignon-IN 

Elevator Repair Service Theater, Inc. 

July 2023