March 2023 Grantee Events

Stephanie Shin, 2023 Creative Engagement Grantee, Photo by ​​Yejin Lee
Stephanie Shin, 2023 Creative Engagement Grantee, Photo by ​​Yejin Lee

Experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees and their events this month.

24/6: A Jewish Theater Company

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM
By telephone

Come enjoy a short one-person, uplifting and comedic play followed by a conversation with 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company's Artistic Director. During COVID, the effects of social isolation have been acutely felt by senior citizens and those who are housebound. In response, 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company has commissioned a diverse group of 16 playwrights to write 10 minute plays which are performed live over the telephone to seniors and those who are housebound. Each Monday at noon a different play will be performed via DOROT's University Without Walls.

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Grant Program: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement


Keoni Movement Arts 

Engaging Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities through Contemporary Dance
Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5:30 PM
Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 West 43rd Street, Studio #B, New York, NY 10036

Join us for the culmination of our 10-week series of movement arts classes! Our students have learned ballet, modern, and jazz dance techniques adapted to their abilities. Come see the creative learning and teaching techniques we discovered together along the way, as well as the choreographed dance pieces that the teaching artists and students co-created. Witness the joy and human connection through the arts and public performance – not to be missed!”

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Grant Program: Creative Learning


Stephanie Shin

Friday, March 10, 2023 at 6:30 PM & 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 11. 2023 at 6:30 PM & 8:30 {M
Arts on Site, 12th Street Marks Place, New York, NY 10003

Emerging Choreographer Stephanie Shin premieres an evening length dance work SYNCHRONICITY, Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Arts on Site. 

SYNCHRONICITY originally derives from Shin’s experience as an Asian-American woman living where violence toward her demographic has increased. Specifically, her recurring experience of meeting eyes with other Asian women waiting for the subway. She said that these instances created an unspoken agreement to be there for each other if a situation were to escalate. While this may seem unimportant to an outsider, acknowledging its significance gave Shin solace in a time when comfort was scarce.

The work explores meaningful coincidences, our reactions, and their consequences within our relationships. The project features 5 New York City-based dance artists, and welcomes the audience to question interactions we may mistake as mundane.

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Grant Program: Creative Engagement


Emma Goldman-Sherman 

Tanya's Lit Clit
Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Open Jar Studios, 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

TANYA’S LIT CLIT (TLC) is a phantasmagorical musical comedy about chronic illness disabilities. Dr. Violet, a Black lesbian urogynecologist, begins the musical searching for pleasure amidst her chronic pain, but Tanya, a white ballerina, rudely interrupts as she is struck with her own pain in a part of her body she can’t say out loud. Toggling between Vi and Tanya’s attempts to find love while managing their illnesses, a mixed ability chorus investigates the herstory of medicine. As Tanya and Dr. Violet’s stories collide, they embark on a wild investigation of the AFAB body. By building coalition with the 23 million Americans, 80% of whom are women-identifying, quietly shouldering the heavy burden of autoimmune disease, TANYA’S LIT CLIT dispels the myth that AFAB bodies are unknowable, untreatable, and destined to suffer pain.

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Grant Program: Creative Engagement


SR Socially Relevant Film Festival, Inc

SRFF 2023 - 10th Anniversary Special Edition
March 15, 2023 - March 22, 2023
Film at Lincoln Center - Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

SRFF 2023 - 10th Anniversary Special Edition: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY (SRFF) is an annual Manhattan-based film festival that screens socially relevant films to raise awareness and understanding of social issues, cultural diversity, and the human condition in response to the proliferation of violence on screen. SRFF2023 is the 10th-anniversary special edition spanning ten venues. 

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Grant Program: Creative Engagement


Poyen Wang 

Endearing Insanity
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1 -5 pm and by appointment outside of open hours
From February 24 to March 17, 2023
Gallery 456, 456 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013.

"Endearing Insanity is a solo exhibition by artist and filmmaker Poyen Wang. The exhibition is named after the artist's latest video work which is a 9-minute film using 3D Computer graphics, alongside a series of still images derived from the film. The centerpiece film is punctuated by mundane words of self-introduction, sensual but eerie bodily gestures, and dramatic sound effects, reflecting the longing for connection and the desire for visibility within a displaced environment. 

The exhibition is on view at Gallery 456 in Soho, Manhattan from February 24 to March 17, 2023, and is free to visit. Gallery 456 is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1 -5 pm and by appointment. The gallery address is 456 Broadway 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013."

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Grant Program: Creative Engagement


Jermaine Rowe

Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Emerging Artist Theatre, 15 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001

"Transitions promises to be an exciting immersive solo performance piece. Using dance, music, projection design, storytelling and a live DJ Transition (DJgazatwin) audiences will be invited into a contemporary Jamaican A Ni-night - a folkloric ritual usually performed on the 9th Night after the passing of a family/community member -(wake).

In his work, Jermaine Rowe explores a community's decision to allow a Trans spirit access to the land of the dead. The work is inspired by a real life incident of a trans woman who was killed in Jamaica after going to a dancehall party in female presenting clothes.

The work invites a collaboration between Connekja: A resource center dedicated to connecting LGBTQIA+ artists and allies across country borders through storytelling and events in Jamaica and NYC  with lobby presentations around the issues affecting youths across the Caribbean. A hairstylist and a cook will greet the audience.  With a post show conversation.”

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Grant Program: Creative Engagement