Congratulations to the 2019 First of May Award Winners!




Congratulations to this year’s First of May Awardees!! This year we are delighted to announce four award recipients: Maia Ramnath (of Constellation Moving Company), Becca Bernard, Mariko Iwasa, and Jeff Seal (of Jeff and Buttons). We can’t wait to see what they do next.

This year’s selection process was challenging as always — we continue to be awed by the incredible talent in our community. Thanks so much to all who submitted for this year’s award, and we look forward to seeing your work in the coming year!

Bindlestiff’s First of May Award is granted each year to support new productions by circus and variety artists based in NYC.

And we hope you’ll come out and support our own new production, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: Brooklyn Abridged at the Connelly Theater (May 30-June 9)! We want to see your smiling faces in the audience.