Sam Wright, actor-playwright, producing and performing a new full-length musical comedy, Prejudice & Pride, written by himself and UK-based performer-director, Nicholas Collett, based Jane Austen’s novel, but re-imagined as a modern, American, gender-swapped folk musical. The project intends to create a joyous theatre experience for examining social and cultural divides in current American culture and applying to them a radical exercise in empathy. The play has been awarded the Artist Residency at Music Theater Heritage for a fully-staged run July 8-24, 2022. It will also appear at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest international theatre marketplace, August 5-27, 2022. Grant funds will go toward paying the actors, musicians, and technicians.
Grant Type : Inspiration (artist)
Year : 2021-2022
County : Jackson
City : Kansas City
State : MO