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2016-17 Marion International Fellowship Awarded to Juanita Rockwell
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016-17 competition for the Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts is Ms. Juanita Rockwell of Baltimore, Maryland.
Ms. Rockwell is an award-winning theater director, playwright, composer, and educator who has presented and taught at some of the foremost theaters in the country. Her winning project’s working title is Calutron Girls: A Play with Songs, and the journey begins at the Chautauqua Institution during Week Eight, “War and Its Warriors.” The play explores the refinement of Uranium for the first atomic bombs, conducted at the Oak Ridge nuclear facility by women hired to manage the giant Calutron which controlled the process. Learn more about her at https://juanitarockwell.wordpress.com/
Established by Fredonia graduate Cathy Marion and her husband, Jesse, the fellowship supports artistic journeys that lead to new opportunities for collaborative artistic excellence. Applicants must be affiliated with one of the six Marion Fellowship Circle member institutions: Chautauqua Institution (Mayville, NY); Ucross Foundation (Clearmont, WY); Alley Theatre (Houston); Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary); Springboard Schools (Abu Sir, Giza, Egypt); and the State University of New York at Fredonia. The winning project receives $18,000 to complete the artistic journey, which concludes with a presentation in Fredonia in October 2017.
Shown below are Cathy Marion, Jason Dilworth (2014-15 Fellow), Liz Lee (inaugural Fellow, 2013-14) and Jesse Marion.