Actress Nava Sarracino, director Vivian Melde, and composer Christel Veraart each received career grants from the Alaska State Council of the Arts. Grants that will enable them to travel to their upcoming show of The Child Behind the Eyes by Israeli playwright Nava Semel. Featuring actress Nava Sarricino, the production debuts at the Victoria Fringe Festival on Vancouver Island in August 2016, with further performances in Anchorage in September.
Career Opportunity Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to professional artists for travel to in-state, national, or international events, programs or seminars and for other activities that will contribute to the strength of the artist’s professional standing or skill. These cash awards help professional artists take advantage of impending, concrete opportunities that will significantly advance their work or careers. The awards are for unique, short-term opportunities that do not constitute routine completion of work in progress.
The Child Behind the Eyes is supported in part by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.