BMP's large-scale production at PROTOTYPE 2018 is Acquanetta, by Michael Gordon and Deborah Artman. 


Acquanetta is a work about the multiracial Hollywood actress Mildred Davenport (aka “Acquanetta” or “The Venezuelan Volcano”). In the racially-tense period of the 1940s and 1950s, she was cast as various “exotics,” more caricatures of ethnic stereotypes than actual characters. Frustrated by the limitations imposed upon her, she left Hollywood forever. Acquanetta delves into the on-set anger, rage and hopelessness that she faces, and the injustice of a system that continues to this day. 


BMP is still looking for a few patrons who would like to take direct ownership of this work.


Lead commissioning support recognition at $25,000+

Additional commissioning support recognition at $15,000-24,999


Please reach out to Noah Stern Weber ( to discuss commissioning opportunities for this or other works. 

Co-Commission ACQUANETTA


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