Four artists in residence will work at Tao House this year.
Erin K. Considine, as an actress transitioning to playwriting, will be the first Carey Perloff Fellowship recipient. At Tao House she plans to complete a cycle entitled “The Firefly Plays,” and a play that focuses on a half-Latino family dealing with the mother’s Alzheimer’s.
Paul Kruse, a playwright currently of Austin, Texas, will be working on a final draft of a documentary performance called “Somewhere Else,” about growing up gay in the rural upper Midwest. His project grew out of research on HIV-positive patients and expanded to explore family history.
Tira Palmquist, a playwright from southern California, is working on a new play with a working title, “The Body’s Midnight,” about “disappearing” via a road trip without plan and also “disappearance” in dementia.
Dan Venning, assistant professor of theatre and English at Union College in Schenectady, New York, will be researching and writing about Eugene O’Neill’s first Pulitzer Prizes, which set the tone for how the prize for drama would be understood over the next century.
Application deadline for 2021 Travis Bogard Artist in Residence Fellowships: Nov. 15, 2020