Personal Philanthropy

The Wuchien Michael Than Fund

The Wuchien Michael Than Fund was established by Michael Than in 2012 and launched in 2013 to support the development and nurturing of theatre arts in Canada, with a particular emphasis on new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights, and the development of emerging talent in the Asian-Canadian theatre community.

Production Grants

2019 Recipients

Lady Sunrise by Marjorie Chan
Factory Theatre

Gramma by Maki Yi 
Pacific Theatre

Here are the Fragments by Suvendrini Lena, Leah Cherniak, Lyon Smith and Trevor Schwellnus
The Theatre Centre

The Mahabharata by Ravi Jain and Miriam Fernandes
Why Not Theatre

Development Grants

2019 Recipients

The Frost Fair by Marjorie Chan, Nina Gilmour, Jeff Yung, Courtenay Stevens, Eponine Lee 
Common Boots Theatre

OBVI by Gary Mok 
Factory Theatre

Salesman in China by Jovanni Sy and Leanna Brodie
Playwrights Theatre Centre

Otosan by Shizuka Kai, Jess Amy Shea, Randi Edmundson
Powell Street Festival

K BODY AND MIND by Conor Wylie, Jasmine Chen, Donna Soares, Nancy Tam, Daniel O'Shea, Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien
Theatre Replacement

Past Recipients

Application details for grants: 
The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation

News Releases

2019 Wuchien Michael Than Fund Grants Announced  October 1, 2019

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