ONE-EYED RABBIT IS A NEW TELEVISION AND FILM
WE SEEK TO OFFER NEW PERSPECTIVES THROUGH CHARACTER-DRIVEN NARRATIVES TO ILLUMINATE THE FULL SCOPE OF OUR SHARED HUMANITY.
MAREN LAVELLE is a Brooklyn based director, writer, and producer hailing from the Northeast. A graduate of Pace University's BFA Acting Program, and an original member of the José Rivera Writer's Group, Maren began writing for the stage and, eventually, transitioned to screenwriting. Maren’s plays have premiered in various venues in NYC: Composition of a Woman (Westside Theatre, 440 Layfayette Studios), The Holding Room (The Sheen Center), Under the Brooklyn Bridge (14th St. Salon Series). Maren collaborated with The Representatives, an NYC-based, site-specific theater company, and traveled with their production Private Manning Goes to Washington to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016. Maren's screenwriting and directing are featured in the short films The Yard (2019) and Beyond Bone (2018). In 2020, Maren co-wrote and directed the short films Maya and Keeper. Website: marenlavelle.com
MATT STEINER is an actor, writer, and educator originally from Sacramento, California. Off-Broadway/US Tours: Jane Eyre, The Three Musketeers, Macbeth (The Acting Company). Regional: Indian Blood (Studio Arena), Tartuffe (Two River) Television: Homicide City: Charlottesville, Village of the Damned, Pandora's Box, Redrum. Film: Above the Shadows (starring Megan Fox), Bizzy and the AIMEs. Matt also co-wrote, directed, and starred in the short horror comedy The Thing I Never Told You. From 2012-2017, Matt served as the Co-Artistic Director of The Representatives, an NYC-based, site-specific theater company, producing and starring in over 15+ original productions including Veritas (NY Fringe, Cave @ St. George's) and Private Manning Goes to Washington (Edinburgh Fringe, The Studio @ 345). Matt trained as a clown in Europe with master clown teacher Pierre Byland, in NYC with Jane Nichols and Chris Bayes, and holds a BFA from CalArts. Matt is a Lead Teaching Artist at Lincoln Center Education and was a 2018 Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellow. Website: matt-steiner.com
BLACK SCREENWRITERS GRANT
One-Eyed Rabbit's annual BLACK SCREENWRITERS GRANT was established to amplify Black voices, create a bridge between Black writers and more funding opportunities, and to increase representation within the film & television industry.
For the inaugural year of this initiative, two writers with submission-ready screenplays/teleplays that aligned with One-Eyed Rabbit's mission of using stories to "illuminate the full scope of our shared humanity" were each awarded a $250 grant to aid them in submitting their winning scripts to larger screenwriting competitions and/or to further their writing careers in whatever way they choose.
Congratulations to our 2020 grant winners!