Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2019-20

(Brooklyn, NY)Justin Allen

Project Description

The Franklin Furnace Fund grant will support a new performance to premier at JACK in Brooklyn on November 15th and 16th. The performance will build on Allen's work focused on the history and influence of hardcore punk and the history of U.S. suburbs, and will incorporate movement, live vocals, and text.


Justin Allen is a writer and performer from Northern Virginia who lives and works in New York City. He has performed at Performance Space New York and Brooklyn Museum with fellow artist and frequent collaborator Devin Kenny, and performed solo work at Movement Research at the Judson Church, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and ISSUE Project Room, among other venues. He has read his poetry, fiction, and nonfiction at venues such as The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, Kampnagel (Hamburg, DE), and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise.

Image caption: Performance of Explain Totality (version 2) at Queer Trash: the Symposium at ISSUE Project Room, September 22, 2018. Photos by Cameron Kelly McLeod.