The Fritt Ord Foundation has published the list of grants for more than NOK 100 000 that were awarded in June 2019.
Among the 70 recipients on the list, we find three grants for theatre projects. Pia Maria Roll received NOK 100 000 to tour with the play "Ways of Seeing", which is being scheduled to be performed in Tromsø, Bergen, Fredrikstad, South-Odal and Fjaler. Toni Usman received NOK 100 000 for the project "A cuppa". This play will portray the experiences of some of the first Pakistanis who came to Norway about 50 years ago.
Melahuset received an allocation of NOK 75 000 to stage of the auto-biographical performance "Teesri Dhun – The Third Song", a dramatisation of Pakistani transgender people's lives and struggle for acceptance.