Portland Opera Receives NEA Grant to Support ‘Thumbprint’

By David Salazar
Portland Opera has announced that it will receive a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of “Thumbprint.”

The opera by Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz tells the story of Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani activist who fought for freedom after surviving government-sanctioned sexual violence.

“We are so grateful for the support from the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Sue Dixon, General Director of Portland Opera, in an official press statement. “This grant, and the NEA’s continued support over the years, allows us to share groundbreaking works, like this piece by Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz, with the Portland community.”

“Thumbprint” is set to open at the Newmark Theatre on March 18, 2023. The opera will run for four performances through March 26, 2023.

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