Meet the 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Akron winners

Sep. 24, 2019

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Here are the 2019 Knight Arts Challenge winners:

• Amber D. Kempthorn, $54,000, “Ordinary Magic: A Sunday in the Cuyahoga Valley.” A stop-motion animated artwork that celebrates the landscape of Akron and the Cuyahoga Valley set to Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes,” which will be screened with live accompaniment by the Akron Symphony Orchestra.

• The Center for Applied Drama and Autism, $25,000, “Along the Graveyard Path (A History of Disability in our Community).” A dramatic performance that offers an example of theater created and performed by people of all abilities, to connect Akronites with the history of disability in this community.

• Center for Applied Theater and Active Culture (New World Performance Laboratory) and Jairo Cuesta, $6,000, “Lost in Translation.” A performance based on stories collected from local immigrants to engage the city’s Latinx community in a dialogue about culture, barriers, family and displacement.

•Cir L’Bert Jr., $60,000, “Conjure Comics.” The production of socially progressive comic books that center on the experiences of people of color, indigenous communities, LGBTQI individuals and those of varying abilities.