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Harlem Stage Honors SNF with Philanthropy Award

May 21, 2019
On Monday, May 20, Harlem Stage honored the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) with its Philanthropy Award at its annual gala.

In addition to providing support for educational programming at Harlem Stage, SNF supported a free five-week run of Theater of War Productions’ Antigone in Ferguson in 2018. Created in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, Antigone in Ferguson intertwines excerpts from Sophocles’ Antigone with music from a rotating chorus of activists, police officers, and others from New York City and the St. Louis area. Following the successful run at Harlem Stage, the production is currently on the stage at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn for free ten-week run, through June 13, 2019.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is deeply honored by this award and is proud to support Harlem Stage in offering a rich diversity of performing arts opportunities and sharing them with the public at large through educational outreach,” said SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos. “Last year’s run of Antigone in Ferguson demonstrates how Harlem Stage makes possible performances that are simultaneously accessible to audiences of all types and provocative of important conversations.”

SNF’s grantmaking works to make the arts more accessible to all through support for organizations like Harlem Stage, which builds on Harlem’s exceptional history of artistic output.