Carey Perloff
(© Kevin Berne)
Carey Perloff
(© Kevin Berne)
Carey Perloff, the artistic director of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), has been named the recipient of this year's Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund Award for the upcoming world premiere of her play, Higher.

The $50,000 award includes $25,000 to support next February's world premiere production, $10,000 for the playwright, and $15,000 for A.C.T. to commission two new plays over the next year.

In the play, two American architects, entwined in a passionate love affair, find themselves locked in a high-stakes competition to design a memorial in Israel.

Mark Rucker will direct A.C.T.'s world premiere of the play at the The Theater at Children's Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum Theater), February 1-19. The production will feature core acting company member René Augesen alongside two A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program students.

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