upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Ezra Berkley Nepon

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Ezra is a performer, writer, and organizer who often uses the strategies of Rehearsing Resistance, Re-Mixing History, and "Dazzle Camouflage" -  the use of surrealism, satire, camp, and humor to disarm and engage viewers - in their creative work. An active member of queer, trans, and Jewish communities, Ezra says “my work as an activist and artist comes from a hunger for stories and spaces that allow me to live my life with a bright reflection that at my most free I am not alone, that people I share these margins with are real, have always been here, have a past and a future.” Ezra has shared their work in bookstores, synagogues, cabaret stages, living room salons, art auctions, and international film festivals. 


Leeway grant?

Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
03/017:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FLOODGATE: First Friday Performance

Marcelline Mandeng is the selected 2018-2019 Leeway x Headlong Performance Artist-in-Residence.

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03/024:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FLOODGATE: Artist Presentation and Workshop

Marcelline Mandeng is the selected 2018-2019 Leeway x Headlong Performing Artist-in-Residence.

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