Performing Arts, 2016
James Scruggs received a MAP Grant to create 3/5, a large scale experimental work about race. He was awarded a grant from Franklin Furnace in August of 2002. Disposable Men—his solo performance piece that juxtaposes images from Hollywood monster movies with the harsh reality of the historical treatment of black men in America—was produced by HERE in June 2005. In the same year, he received a NJSCA grant for artistic excellence, and the first ever NY IT Award for Outstanding Solo Performance (for Disposable Men). In 2013 he performed a staged reading of his solo piece A Voluptuary Life, a piece about aging and self worth. His play Deepest Man premiered at 3LD Art and Technology Center in May 2014 with 3D holographic video elements created to plunge the audience into an underwater world. He has a BFA in Film from School of Visual Arts.
The tension between black and white men that continues from slavery to the present day is palpable and complex. Documentary news video of racially ch…
May 01 – May 28, 2017
James Scruggs Premieres His Creative Capital Project, 3/Fifths, at 3-Legged Dog
April 28, 2015
MAP Fund Announces 2015 Grantee Class