Two Yale students honored with Princess Grace Awards
Moses Ingram, who will begin her third year at the School of Drama in the fall, has been selected a winner of a 2018 Princess Grace Award in theater, and Yale College student Clark Burnett ’19 has been awarded an honorarium Princess Grace Award in film.
The two Yale students are among 38 artists to receive Princess Grace awards in theater, dance, and film. The 2018 awards will be presented at the annual Princess Grace Awards gala on Oct. 16 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City in the presence of Her Serene Royal Highness The Princess of Monaco.
The awards continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during her lifetime. In total, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA is awarding over $1 million to artists in theater, dance, and film. Winners of the award who distinguish themselves in their artistic disciplines since receiving their Princess Grace Awards are eligible for the foundation’s Princess Grace Statue Award, which this year has been given to Sam Gold, Tony Award-winning director for “Fun Home,” and Kyle Abraham, founder of the dance company Abraham.In.Motion. In addition to a $25,000 unrestricted cash gift, Gold and Abraham will receive a bronze statue of Princess Grace created by the Dutch artist Kees Verkade.
“It is our pleasure to announce the 2018 Princess Grace Award winners, who represent some of the nation’s most outstanding emerging performing artists,” said Toby E. Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. “We look forward to following these artist’s careers and continuing to help them throughout their artistic journeys. This year’s Princess Grace Statue Award recipients, choreographer Kyle Abraham and director Sam Gold, have excelled in their crafts, creating groundbreaking work and enriching the artistic landscape for the 21st century. Kyle and Sam epitomize the artistic excellence for which this award stands and serve as incredible role models for this next generation of Prince Grace Award winners.”
Ingram is the winner of the Grace Le Vine Theater Award. At the Yale School of Drama, she appeared in “Sweat,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Winter’s Tale,” and “Marty and the Hands that Could.” Her other credits include “In the Red and Brown Water” and “Fuck Her” for the Yale Cabaret; “Detroit ’67” and “Building the Wall” for the Chautauqua Theatre Company; “Ruined” for Everyman Theatre; “Working” for the Showdown Theatre Company, United Kingdom; and “Harry and the Thief” at The Strand. In 2015 she won the National Society of Arts and Letters D.C. chapter theater award. She attended the Baltimore School for the Arts.
Burnett is the co-creator of “Now, In Color,” a documentary web series dedicated to expanding the perception of blackness in America. It follows the experiences of six Black students at Yale. It has been featured in The New York Times, Teen Vogue, WNPR CT public radio, and other places. Burnett’s films and documentaries have been screened across the country, earning recognition in such places as the Yale Policy Lab, the New Haven Documentary Film Festival, the Garden State Film Festival, and the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. The Library of Congress has archived his work as part of a project on WWII veterans. Burnett has interned at Florentine Films, Ken Burns’ production company, and Genius, creating videos that have been viewed over 300,000 times.
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is a non-profit, publicly supported foundation, headquartered in New York City and founded 36 years ago by Prince Rainier III of Monaco to honor the legacy of his wife, Prince Grace. The foundation’s mission is to identify and assist emerging talent in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. Since its inception, the foundation has given awards to nearly 800 recipeints. For more information, visit the foundation’s website.