Elise ThoronUnited States
Grants Awarded2010 | Theater | Japan
to travel to Japan in August 2010 to continue work on Recycling: washi tales2008 | Theater | Japan
to research traditional paper-making in Kyoto and attend theater and dance performances in Japan
ACC grantee Elises Thoron adapted and directs THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that chronicles the life of Oscar de León, an overweight Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, New Jersey. Oscar is obsessed with science fiction and fantasy novels, falling in love, and the curse that has plagued his family for generations. Performed by artist Elvis Nolasco (“American Crime”, “She’s Gotta Have It”), this production shows the importance of facing fear with love.
In collaboration with Literature to Life, each performance will feature a short pre- and post-performance discussion.
Grantee: Elise Thoron