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New Works Grant Recipients

TACA New Works Fund Grant Recipients

TACA believes that new works of art are vital to a vibrant arts community. New works support local artists, explore new ideas, inspire innovation, challenge traditional thinking, and keep art fresh and relevant. In today’s world, it is also imperative that we amplify and support artistic creation by artists underrepresented in the current canon of their respective artistic genres.

Since the launch of the New Works Fund in 2012, 28 new works have been supported with $900,000 in grants, further establishing North Texas as one of the nation’s major cultural incubators.


AFRICAN AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATRE
Homeschooled (2012) │ $25,000
Jonathan Norton, Playwright
Performance Dates: September 2013

BRUCE WOOD DANCE PROJECT
Chasing Home (2016) │ $70,000
Albert Drake, Choreographer
Joseph Thalken, Composer, Pianist, Arranger & Conductor
Performance Dates: June 2017

CARA MÍA THEATRE COMPANY
The Dreamers: A Bloodline (2012) │ $25,000
Cara Mía Artistic Ensemble
Performance Dates: May-June 2013

CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS
This is the Key & Song to the Moon (2018) │ $25,000
Alan Bullard, Composer
Performance Dates: April 7, 2019

CRY HAVOC THEATER COMPANY
Endlings (2019) │ $25,000
Mara Richards Bim, Creator
Performance Dates: October 2020

DALLAS BACH SOCIETY
Le Mozart Noir (2014) │ $25,000
In collaboration with Contemporary Ballet Dallas
Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Composer
Valerie Shelton-Tabor, Choreographer
Performance Dates: February 2016

DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE
Tribute (2016) │ $30,000
Matthew Rushing, Choreographer
Ted Rosenthal, Composer
Performance Dates: November 2016

Uncharted Territory (2017) │ $20,000
Bridget L. Moore, Choreographer
Performance Dates: November 3-5, 2017

DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER
Skippyjon Jones (2014) │ $25,000
Linda Daugherty, Playwright
Nick Martin, Composer and Librettist
Performance Dates: January – February 2015

Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet (2017) │ $25,000
A co-production with Cara Mía Theatre Company
María F. Rocha and Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, Authors
Héctor Martínez Morales, Composer
Evelio Flores, Choreographer
Performance Dates: March 23 – April 8, 2018

Last Stop on Market Street (2019) │ $25,000
Creators: Gloria Bond Clunie, Matt de la Peña, vickie washington, M. Denise Lee, and Robyn Flatt
Performance Dates: TBA

DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Caravan: A Revolution on the Road (2018) │ $37,500
Terence Blanchard, Rennie Harris and Andrew Scott
Performance Date: April 9, 2019

Negotiating Dialogues (2019) │ $15,00
Creators: Carmen Menza, Mark Menza, Eric Farrar, Joel Olivas, and musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; as part of the DSO’s Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival
Performance Date: September 2021

DALLAS THEATER CENTER
Stagger Lee (2012) │ $50,000
Will Power and Justin Ellington, Playwrights
Performance Dates: January – February 2015

Deferred Action (2015) │ $50,000
A co-production with Cara Mía Theatre Company
David Lozano and Lee Trull, Playwrights
Performance Dates: April – May 2016

Penny Candy (2017) │ $55,000
Jonathan Norton, Playwright
Performance Dates: June 5 – July 14, 2019

The Supreme Leader (2019) │ $20,000
Don X. Nguyen, Playwright
Performance Dates: October & November 2021

DARK CIRCLES CONTEMPORARY DANCE
PETE: A New Dance Musical (2019) | $25,000

Joshua L. Peugh, Choreographer
Performance Dates: September 2019

FINE ARTS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Universal Language (2014) │ $25,000
Margaret Barrett, Composer
Dr. David Silva, Librettist
Performance Dates: November 2014

JUNIOR PLAYERS
Junior Players Presents: The Aftermath (2019) | $15,000
Creators: Erin Burdette and Michael Federico
Performance Dates: June 2020

KITCHEN DOG THEATER
The Thrush and the Woodpecker and
Blackberry Winter (2015) │ $50,000
Steve Yockey, Playwright
Performance Dates: May – June 2016

SECOND THOUGHT THEATRE
Booth (2013) │ $40,000
Steven Walters and Erik Archilla, Playwrights
Performance Dates: May – June 2014

THE DALLAS OPERA
Everest (2014) │ $25,000
Joby Talbot, Composer
Gene Scheer, Librettist
Performance Dates: January – February 2015

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2018) | $50,000
Joby Talbot, Composer
Gene Scheer, Librettist
Performance Dates: TBA

UNDERMAIN THEATRE
Abraham Zobell’s Home Movie: Final Reel (2013) │ $40,000
Len Jenkin, Playwright
Performance Dates: January – February 2014

He’s Born, He’s Borne (2019) | $25,000
David Rabe, Playwright
Performance Dates: TBA

VOICES OF CHANGE
Tibet Fantasia (2013) │ $20,000
Xi Wang, Composer
Performance Dates: March 2015

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