Thursday, April 14, 2011

Roe Green gives grant to FusionFest

Roe Green gives large grant toward FUSIONfest

It was announced before the opening night curtain of LEGACY OF LIGHT that Roe Greene, arts patron and community activist, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Roe Green Foundation, has made a new three-year commitment to FusionFest in the amount of $500,000. In addition to the financial gift, The Roe Green FusionFest Award, will be presented annually to a mid-career American playwright. The prize will provide an honorarium of $7,500 to the winning playwright as well as support for the development process of a new script. The selected playwright will spend a week in residency at CPH during FusionFest, over which time she or he will oversee rehearsals and a reading of the work and engage in workshops and master classes with young theatre artists from the region.

Green, a graduate of Beachwood High School, where she got her first taste of the theatrical life as a prop person, also endowed the $13 million Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University.