Grant Amount: $20,000 over one year
Award Category: Culturally Relevant Residency Support
DEMASKUS theater collective was founded in 2005 with the aim of marrying historic and vivid storytelling with soulful and unapologetically Black and faith-filled work. Brittney M. Caldwell is the co-creator of “From Colored to Black,” an educational and entertaining play about health and wellness in the Black community. The purpose of the play is to engage audience members in broad discussions about how systemic racism has led to disparities in the fields of health, housing and education. During the residency, the play will be reworked to include more historical elements that are local to the Pittsburgh region. The $20,000 grant will go toward production and other costs associated with the residency.