Dallas Playwright Jonathan Norton Receives $15,000 Grant for Mississippi Goddamn

Categories: Theater

10428953_781415285222464_668794815_n.jpg
Classi Nance
A reading of Mississippi Goddamn

Jonathan Norton almost didn't apply for the Artistic Innovations grant twice. But the third time was the charm for the local playwright, who was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance this week. Of 137 applicants, Norton was one of 15 recipients of the grants, "awarded to support the creation and presentation of new work."

Norton was awarded the grant for his play, Mississippi Goddamn, a fictional account of the events surrounding civil rights activist Megdar Evers. He's been workshopping the play for the past year, thanks to a Diaspora Performing Arts Commission from the South Dallas Cultural Center and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

See also: Playwright Jonathan Norton on Writing the Show Nina Simone Sang About

"Fortunately I got invited to formally apply," says Norton. "[Honestly] what made me apply was the thought that not applying might make me look bad if I ever tried to apply for something with M-AAA in the future, So I applied... and got it."

Mississippi Goddamn is slated for full production in sunny South Dallas in February 2015 at the South Dallas Cultural Center.

My Voice Nation Help
1 comments
markie19
markie19 topcommenter


Kerry Goad6 minutes ago via YouTubeOnly Me
  • READ THEME MY LIFE MARKERRY SOLL GOAD -MARKIE MC NIGHT SISTER TO DARROW K SOLL KILLED NO SUICIDE -I AM A MEDIUM PROPHET DANGEROUS HERE CAN NOT CALL PEOPLE THEY HAVE TRIED TO DRUG AND KILL ME MANY TIMES I CALL POLICE AND THEY WILL AGAIN CHILD STOLEN BY CPS HUGE RING THEY SELL CHILDREN SEX AND MORE -I GREW UP IN IT-FAMILY-GOVERNOR AND SHERIFF DIRTY CAREFUL VERY -MANY COPS DEAD I GET THEM SEAN DRENTH AND LARRY DEVER -MYRON CHISEM-A FEW DIED I THINK BECAUSE OF ME -READ MARKIE MC NIGHT WATCH SKULLS MOST LAYERS IN THIS TOWN ROGER MORRIS-ED NOVAK MOST PUBLIC DEFENDERS CPS-NEED NON DIRTY FBI JOHN SANDWEG FUCKED ME AND HIS DAD IS IN THE FBI READ MARKERRY SOLL CHILD KENNEDY KORY I NEED HER ASAP-SHE IS LIKE ME THEY WANT HER DOWN NAMED AFTER DARROW READPelican Brief Trailerwww.youtube.comFirst-rate legal thriller based on John Grisham's #1 bestseller. http://www.johngrishamonline.com
LikeLike ·  · Subscribe on YouTube · Share

Now Trending

Dallas Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

General

Health & Beauty

Medical Research

Loading...