Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce the 2010 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards Event on Monday, October 11, 8pm at Johnson County Community College’s Polksy Theatre, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS.
Free and open to the public, the event will include live performances featuring the work of actor/creator/writer/singer/songwriter/musician/teacher Stephanie Roberts and composer/musician Brad Cox, who received unrestricted cash awards of $6500 each from Charlotte Street Foundation earlier this year.
Stephanie Roberts’ presentation will present a short segment of her one-woman film-noir mask play, The Mask of the Broken Heart, as well as a new theatrical clown piece devised by herself, Matt Weiss and fellow Dell’Arte grad, Gulshirin Dubash. Brad Cox’s presentation will feature new compositions, structured improvisations, and excerpts from a larger work, “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream,” written originally for Owen/Cox Dance Group. Performing will be a nonet featuring Rich Wheeler (tenor saxophone), Matt Otto (tenor saxophone), Jeff Harshbarger (bass), Gerald Spaits (bass), Scotty McBee (drums), Kent Burnham (drums), Sam Wisman (percussion and samples), Patrick Alonzo Conway (percussion and baritone saxophone), and Brad Cox (rhodes). The performance will conclude with a collaborative piece involving both artists and several of their colleagues.
Through its Awards to Generative Performing Artist and Visual Artist programs, CSF seeks to contribute to the vitality of Kansas City’s art community and to enhance Kansas City’s desirability as a place for artists to work and live. Since 1997, the Charlotte Street Foundation has now recognized 78 Kansas City based artists with unrestricted cash Charlotte Street Awards, with a total of $490,500 in unrestricted cash grants distributed directly to artists.