Norwalk Community College PepsiCo Theatre – Thrown Stone was honored today at the 2017 New Canaan Community Foundation Grant Awards with $500 in support of the U.S. Premiere of Milk, a new play by Ross Dunsmore, to be presented July 14-30 at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. Thrown Stone was one of 73 organizations — including 17 in Arts, Culture & Community Resources — to receive support.
Thrown Stone thanks the New Canaan Community Foundation Board of Directors, Staff, Fundraising Appeal Committee, and volunteers for their support — and we congratulate our fellow grant recipients. We are proud to serve this community alongside such generous and visionary professionals.
ABOUT NEW CANAAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
New Canaan Community Foundation is the local charitable partner for all New Canaan residents and offers a wide range of philanthropic and educational services. The Foundation collaborates with donors to help each individual achieve their personal giving goals. Volunteer leaders guide the Foundation’s work and help the Foundation maximize its impact in our community. Building on New Canaan’s spirit of generosity, the Foundation makes careful investments in area nonprofit organizations and awards scholarships to college students.
ABOUT THROWN STONE THEATRE COMPANY
Thrown Stone cultivates artists and audiences through opportunity, education, and mentorship, emphasizing new work and unconventional approaches to repertoire. We are committed to integrity, inclusiveness, and using technology to serve the region with theatre of distinction.
Three couples struggle to meet their basic needs for food, love and survival. As they try to make sense of a changing world, their inner desires and appetites become driving forces that could lead to either catastrophe or redemption. Milk is an emotive and heartfelt play about what sustains us, what makes us sick, and what we just can’t get enough of.
Thrown Stone performed Milk — just weeks after its opening in Scotland — as a staged reading for the 2016 Chekhov International Theatre Festival, and was subsequently awarded the rights to present the U.S. premiere. Milk will be Thrown Stone’s first full production.