NEA Announces Latest Round of Grants

by Jacob Coakley
The NEA will invest more than $88 million in arts projects.
The NEA will invest more than $88 million in arts projects.

The NEA has released the recipients of its latest round of funding. In the Musical Theatre category the Encores! program in New York City was the big winner, receiving $90,000 of support. The two next closest grants in musical theatre went to 5th Avenue Theatre Association in Seattle, Wash., to support a revival of Oklahoma! and to CAP21 in New York City to support their development of emerging artists and new musical theater works in the New Artists/New Work Development Program. In the world of plays, the big money went to Theatre Communications Group, which received $180,000 to help produce their annual conference in L.A. this year and other events for theatre staff, artists and trustees.

 

Theater Recipients

Actors' Gang, Inc.
Culver City, CA
$20,000

To support national and international touring performances of Break the Whip. The play is the first piece in a series of history plays written and directed by Academy Award-winner and Artistic Director Tim Robbins that explore the birth of the "American community".

Actors' Theatre Company (aka Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids)
Grand Rapids, MI, MI
$10,000

To support West Michigan New Works and Artists. The project will consist of a Visiting Artist Program that will offer professional training and mentorship to the local artist community by a visiting artist of diverse ethnicity or race, and a New Works Program that will feature the development and production of an original play and the expansion of the Living on the Edge ten-minute play festival.

Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
New York, NY
$30,000

To support Inclusion Project. This program aims to ensure full inclusion of people of color and those with disabilities in all areas of the not-for-profit theater field by responding to the field's needs and providing leadership on issues of diversity.

Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Inc. (aka A.R.T./New York)
New York, NY
$40,000
To support technical assistance programs for New York City theaters. The Nancy Quinn Technical Assistance Program offers workshops for small-budget theaters on a variety of topics including organizational development and fundraising. The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Theatre Leadership Program provides theaters undergoing a staffing transition with access to long-term consultants providing one-on-one advice.

American Theatre Wing, Inc.
New York, NY
$40,000
To support SpringboardNYC, and Theatre Intern Group. These programs offer pre-professional training for college students planning careers in theater.

Amphibian Productions, Inc. (aka Amphibian Stage Productions)
Fort Worth, TX
$20,000

To support Jumbies, Fort Worth! In this multidisciplinary and multicultural collaboration with Brooklyn Jumbies (stilt dancers in the Afro-Caribbean tradition) and Mexican artist Laura Anderson Barbata, artists will visit area schools in underserved communities to perform, teach workshops, and share the cultural history of their work.

Appalshop, Inc. (on behalf of Roadside Theater)
Whitesburg, KY
$35,000

To support Roadside Theater's Thousand Kites community residencies. This nationwide program will interface live theater with new media to encourage ongoing learning and the development and performance of new plays.

Arizona Theatre Company (Consortium)
Tucson, AZ
$25,000
To support the Theatre Education Residency program. In collaboration with Santa Cruz County Young Audiences, the company will develop and present 20 theater arts workshops in Santa Cruz and Cochise County Schools and offer discounted admission and free transportation to young people and adults from rural Arizona communities near the U..S./Mexico border to Tucson for six performances.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Company
Little Rock, AR
$10,000
To support a production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The production will be staged on the grounds of the 105-acre Wildwood Park botanical garden with incidental music performed live by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Atlanta Shakespeare Company (aka The New American Shakespeare Tavern)
Atlanta, GA
$25,000
To support Total Access Shakespeare, an educational arts enrichment project. At-risk students at four schools in the Atlanta Public Schools system will see professional Shakespeare productions, participate in workshops and in-school residencies, create new theater works, and witness members of their own community perform in theater productions.

Autry National Center of the American West (aka The Autry)
Los Angeles, CA
$80,000
To support the Native Voices at The Autry program with accompanying educational outreach activities. New works by Native American writers will be developed at an annual playwrights' retreat through professional workshops and publicly staged readings.

Barter Foundation, Incorporated State Theatre of Virginia (aka Barter Theatre) (Consortium)
Amelia, VA
$20,000
To support a national tour of an original adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. In partnership with Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Longview, Washington, the family-friendly production is planned to tour to venues in California, Florida, Maine, Texas, Washington State, and Wisconsin.

California Shakespeare Theater (aka Cal Shakes)
Berkeley, CA
$12,000

To support a production of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Shana Cooper. The rehearsal period will include the multidisciplinary "Essence Piece" process developed by Cooper, in which the cast and design team explore the text through non-verbal forms, thereby creating a physical and visual vocabulary unique to the production.

Chicago Children's Theatre
Chicago, IL
$20,000
To support the world premiere adaptation of Brian Selznick's The Houdini Box. Directed and adapted by Blair Thomas, with music by Mark Messing and lyrics by Hannah Kohl, the play tells the story of a young boy obsessed with Harry Houdini who continually tries to perform the magician's astonishing tricks.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL
$75,000
To support Through Team Shakespeare. This program will foster an increased appreciation of Shakespeare's plays by students in the Midwest through viewing professional matinee performances, and will aid educators with their classroom instruction of Shakespeare's plays by providing free interactive teacher workshops and an array of complementary educational materials.

Chicago Theatre Group, Inc. (aka Goodman Theatre)
Chicago, IL
$100,000
To support the world premiere production of David Henry Hwang's new play Chinglish, directed by Leigh Silverman. The play portrays the travels of an American businessman from the Midwest, a refugee from the recent economic collapse, to a provincial city in China hoping to take part in that country's "economic miracle."

Child's Play Touring Theatre
Chicago, IL
$20,000

To support Global Energy: The Musical. Children's writings about the need to become environmental stewards of the lands and waters throughout the world will be incorporated into a fully-staged touring production that will also be showcased on the theater's interactive website, allowing children worldwide to see the performance and add their own stories.

Chinese Theatre Works, Inc.
Jackson Heights, NY
$10,000
To support the creation and production of Day Jobs, Opera Dreams. Using techniques of the Peking Opera and contemporary Western theater, the production will depict the lives and aspirations of immigrant Chinese Opera artists in the U.S., and will be developed through a process of oral history interviews and workshops, with a final script and staging by Artistic Directors Kuang-Yu Fong and Stephen Kaplin, in collaboration with Musical Director/Composer Yukio Tsuji and Peking Opera Conductor Gang Tien.

City of Rancho Cucamonga (aka MainStreet Theatre Company)
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
$15,000
To support a production of A Wrinkle In Time, adapted by John Glore from the book by Madeleine L'Engle. Directed by Mark Rucker, associate artistic director at South Coast Repertory Theatre, the story is about the battle of good and evil and the ultimate power of love.

City Stage Company
Boston, MA
$10,000
To support the Stage Door Apprentice Touring Troupe. The program helps young actors transition between high school and college level theater training by building their resumes and helping develop writing and acting skills.

Cleveland Public Theatre, Inc. (Consortium)
Cleveland, OH
$10,000
To support the Y-Haven Theatre Project. Conducted in partnership with Y-Haven, a transitional home and treatment center for homeless men, the project will provide participants with the opportunity to create and tour an original play to social service, educational, and community settings.

Commonweal Theatre Company
Lanesboro, MN
$12,000
To support a production of Christopher Sergal's adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Artistic Director Hal Cropp. The production will feature several members of Commonweal's resident-artist company and will be part of the theater's student matinee series, which includes $5 student tickets, access to context videos and study guides, pre-performance classroom visits by members of the cast, and post-performance discussions.

Compass Behavioral Health Care
Tucson, AZ
$10,000
To support the Clean and Sober Theatre program. The project will provide a series of workshops for youth in Pima and Santa Cruz counties in which participants will develop original, issue-based plays to be performed for community audiences.

Cornerstone Theater Company, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
$75,000

To support Cornerstone Institute Summer Residency program in Fowler, California, to provide training to artists and community members in community-based theater methodology. During the four-week residency, institute students will partner with community members and Cornerstone Theater artists to create and perform a community-specific new play or adaptation of a classic.

Deaf West Theatre Company, Inc.
North Hollywood, CA
$60,000
To support the creation and production of a new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac using American Sign Language and spoken English. The world premiere adaptation will be modified and directed by Stephen Sachs, co-founder of The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, and will be performed by a company of hearing, deaf, and hard-of-hearing actors.

Dell'Arte, Inc. (aka Dell\'Arte International)
Blue Lake, CA
$18,000
To support the creation and tour of the original theater work Three Trees. The production will be developed utilizing European and American circus clown traditions and the company will tour it throughout rural Northern California and Southern Oregon using a wagon to transport the show to outdoor venues.

Drama League of New York, Inc. (aka The Drama League)
New York, NY
$35,000
To support the Directors Project, a career development program for emerging theater directors. The program provides young directors with hands-on instruction and opportunities to work with leading theater artists and to direct their own projects in New York City, Ithaca, and at theaters throughout the country.

East-West Players, Inc. (aka EWP)
Los Angeles, CA
$60,000
To support a production of A Life of Her Own by Shane Sakhrani. The play portrays a South Asian Indian widow who, committed to her traditional beliefs, is bound by tradition not to leave her flat and yet vows to see her modern daughter married.

El Teatro Campesino (Consortium)
San Juan Bautist, CA
$30,000

To support a staging of La Pastorela, The Shepherds Play, in the historic Mission of San Juan Bautista. In partnership with San Benito County, this work will be told through dance, music, and theater, portraying the journey of the pastores (shepherds) to find the holy manger in Bethlehem.

Elevator Repair Service Theater, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
$20,000
To support an Off-Broadway production of The Select (The Sun Also Rises), adapted from Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises and directed by John Collins. The play portrays an expatriate living in Europe who is forced to find himself in spite of his loss of connection to the culture (geographical and emotional) in which he lives.

Elm Shakespeare Company
New Haven, CT
$10,000
To support a production of Shakespeare's Henry V, directed by Artistic Director James Andreassi, with accompanying educational and outreach activities. In tandem with free performances in New Haven's Edgerton Park, the project will include The Elm Scholars Program, a summer theater experience for New Haven youth to work and study with professional actors and professional sound and lighting designers and operators.

Emerald City Theatre Company
Chicago, IL
$10,000

To support the tour of Goodnight, Gorilla, written and directed by Associate Artistic Director Ernie Nolan. Based on the children's book of the same title, the play is an example of "baby theater," an emerging theater genre developed specifically for infants and toddlers.

Falconworks Artists Group
Brooklyn, NY
$10,000

To support Off The Hook, a program in play development and acting for young people led by Artistic Director Reg Flowers. The flagship program comprises an eight-week workshop in which each participant writes his or her own play exploring compelling personal issues that will result in a public performance.

Figures of Speech Theatre
Freeport, ME
$12,000

To support the Rural Maine Touring Initiative. Support will be used to subsidize fees to schools to bring performances, workshops, and extended residency programs to geographically and economically underserved counties in the state of Maine.

Flea Theater, Inc.
New York, NY
$25,000

To support The Bats, a program that provides performance opportunities to a diverse, non-Equity company of apprentice actors. Competitively selected participants are given the opportunity to perform alongside seasoned professional actors in works by established playwrights and receive training through workshops and master classes to create their own works.

Freehold Theatre Lab Studio
Seattle, WA
$20,000

To support a production of Shakespeare's Pericles that will tour to culturally underserved communities. Performances will be augmented by workshops and extended community residencies in which participants will use creative writing, movement, theater, and spoken word to create original performance pieces.

GALA Inc., Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos (aka GALA Hispanic Theatre)
Washington, DC
$40,000

To support a production of El vergonzoso en palacio (The Shy Courtier) by Tirso de Molina. The Spanish Golden Age classic uses wit and ingenuity to weave a story of mistaken identity and political intrigue, uncovering the social mores and prejudices in 17th-century Spain.

Gloucester Stage Company, Inc.
Gloucester, MA
$10,000

To support a series of youth acting workshops. The program offers children of all levels of experience and socio-economic status a customized introduction to professional theater, music, creative movement, media arts, and stagecraft, as well as hands-on group tutorials with professional guest artists.

History Theatre, Inc. (aka Great American History Theatre) (Consortium)
St. Paul, MN
$20,000

To support the premiere of 1968: The Play (working title) that will run in conjunction with the St. Paul's History Center's installation 1968: The Exhibit (working title). In a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, the theater has commissioned eight diverse and highly lauded playwrights to each create a 10-15 minute play to be curated and staged into a full-length work that depicts events during this influential year in United States history.

Horizon Theatre Company, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$20,000

To support the New South Young Playwrights Contest and the New South Young Playwrights Festival. Plays are solicited from high schools, colleges, training programs, conservatories, and theaters nationwide for the contest; the winners are invited to participate in the Young Playwrights Festival, a tuition-free, week-long playwriting intensive training program that culminates in a public reading of the students' works.

Hudson Vagabond Puppets, Inc.
Blauvelt, NY
$12,000
To support touring attendance fees for performances of Guess Who Signed the Constitution?, written by Bernie Garzia with songs by Andrew Wilder and directed by Lois Bohovesky. Hudson Vagabond Puppets will partner with presenters or school districts to provide access for low and moderate income students to see a larger-than-life puppet performance that portrays the arguments and debates that took place in Philadelphia when the United States Constitution was being formed and adopted.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Inc.
Cold Spring, NY
$20,000

To support a production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet directed by Founding Director Terrence O'Brien. As part of the 25th anniversary season, the production will be performed under an open-air tent theater perched on the banks of the Hudson River on the grounds of the historic 19th-century Boscobel estate in Garrison, New York.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival
Boise, ID
$25,000
To support the Idaho Theater for Youth and Shakespearience educational touring programs. The programs bring live, professional theater arts programs and related educational components to schools throughout Idaho and parts of Oregon and Nevada, and are augmented with study guides, post-show discussions, and workshops.

Imagination Makers Unlimited (aka Imagination Makers Theater Company)
Boulder, CO
$20,000
To support the production and tour of Our Best Stories to elementary schools in Colorado. The play will be based on the writing of elementary school students from different racial, socio-economic, and geographic backgrounds, as well as those with disabilities.

Imagination Workshop, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
$15,000
To support Imagination Workshop: Youth at Risk. This theater arts program for young people at risk of gang involvement or marginalization pairs professional theater artists with youth participants to create original performance pieces that are presented publicly at the Rio de Los Angeles Community Center.

Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc. (Consortium)
Indianapolis, IN
$60,000
To support training for teaching artists and an expanded Summer Conservatory for Youth program. The theater's teaching artists will partner with teachers from Teach For America/Indianapolis to develop cross-training practices and arts-enriched teaching methods as they conduct a summer conservatory and artist-in-the-classroom programs.

Instituto Arte Teatral Internacional, Inc. (aka Teatro IATI)
New York, NY
$10,000
To support Triple Play Tours. This program will take full theatrical productions, staged readings, and workshops in theater and dance to diverse communities throughout the Northeast.

International City Theatre
Long Beach, CA
$12,000

To support the Performing Arts Classroom Teaching Program. The program will bring artist educators into Long Beach Unified School District's third-grade classrooms to incorporate hands-on theater instruction and performance.

Jungle Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
$18,000

To support a production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet directed by Artistic Director Bain Boehlke. The theater's interpretation of this renowned play will be informed by a contemporary mindset: tragedy equips one to act against lies.

L. A. Public Theatre, Inc. (aka The Public Theatre)
Lewiston, ME
$20,000
To support the Educational Outreach Program to increase arts access in the largely underserved rural communities of Central Maine. Artistic Director Christopher Schario will lead five integrated programs targeting students, families, and traditionally disadvantaged citizens, offering student matinees, free theater, and student internships.

LA Stage Alliance
Los Angeles, CA
$20,000
To support the PatronManager program, a web-based customer relationship management system for small and mid-sized theater companies in Southern California. Executive Director Terence McFarland will provide managerial leadership to expand the reach of the program, which provides an integrated database solution for all ticketing, marketing, and development activities.

Landis & Company Theatre of Magic, Inc. (aka Enchantment Theatre Company)
Philadelphia, PA
$35,000
To support the creation and national tour of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, based on a book written and illustrated by William Steig, directed by Artistic Director Landis Smith. Through the inventive use of puppetry, masks, music and special effects, the play will portray Sylvester, a winsome young donkey, who through the magic of a bright red pebble, learns about himself and about the importance of his family, friends, and community.

League of Chicago Theatres Foundation
Chicago, IL
$10,000

To support Professional Development Programs. The League of Chicago Theatres supports more than 200 Chicago member theaters and theater professionals with vital professional development opportunities in a constantly changing business environment.

Lexington Children's Theatre, Inc.
Lexington, KY
$10,000
To support Shooting Stars Youtheatre's Arts Programming. Funding will assist in the dissemination of arts curriculum, workshops, in-school residencies, and productions by the Shooting Stars Youtheatre.

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America, Inc. (aka LMDA)
New York, NY
$10,000
To support the 2011 conference The Dramaturg As Public Artist. Directed by Danielle Mages Amato, president of LMDA, the conference will promote the exchange of information about the function, practice, and value of literary management and dramaturgy and will explore the growing importance of the dramaturg as someone building bridges between theaters and audiences.

Los Angeles Poverty Department (aka LAPD)
Los Angeles, CA
$20,000

To support the creation and production of the Biggest Recovery Project Community Anywhere performance project. The production will tell the story of the building and growth of Skid Row, a recovery community in downtown Los Angeles, and is intended to foster dialogue with other recovery communities in more affluent parts of Los Angeles County.

Metro Theater Company
St. Louis, MO
$10,000

To support a regional tour of two productions for young audiences. The tour is scheduled to include performances of Tomato Plant Girl by Wesley Middleton and Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle (working title), a new play commission by José Cruz González.

Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company
San Diego, CA
$20,000
To support a production of 26 Miles by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed by Executive Artistic Director Seema Sueko, the play is about a half-Cuban, half-Jewish 15-year old who surmounts an attempted suicide and parental dysfunction to reunite with her estranged mother for a road trip.

Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
$35,000

To support the Montana Shakespeare in the Parks summer tour. The company will work with local tour coordinators and regional press in at least 60 communities to promote performances in Montana, Northern Wyoming, Eastern Idaho, and Western North Dakota.

Motion: The Women's Performing Collective
San Francisco, CA
$10,000

To support the continuing development and premiere of The Kepler Project. Written by Artistic Director Nina Wise in collaboration with Dr. Ralph Abraham, one of the pioneers of chaos theory, and Ryan J. Wyatt, director of Morrison Planetarium, The Kepler Project will integrate text, music, movement, and animated graphics to investigate events of the 1600s (such as scientific discoveries) and cast light on the transformation that may occur in our own lifetimes.

Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Nashville, TN
$15,000

To support the 24th annual free outdoor Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by David Wilkerson. The production will provide numerous opportunities to developing artists, including student internships and 50 hours of intensive theater training, and will cast a diverse group of 12-14 high school and college students from across the Middle Tennessee region in supporting roles.

National Asian American Theatre Company (Consortium)
New York, NY
$80,000

To support the 3rd National Asian American Theater Conference & Festival. In a partnership with East West Players, the theater will feature work by Asian American companies and individual artists with events exploring vital field issues and the contributions of Asian American artists to American culture.

National Asian American Theatre Company
New York, NY
$10,000

To support a production of Noel Coward's Hay Fever, directed by Daniel Winerman with an all-Asian American cast. Hay Fever will examine the lives of actors and the many roles they adapt as they move between reality and the stage.

National Black Touring Circuit, Inc.
New York, NY
$10,000

To support the 2012 Black History Month Play Festival. Four plays, including Adam by Peter DeAnda, Zora Neale Hurston by Laurence Holder, I, Barbara Jordan by Celeste Bedford Walker, and The Good Fight: A Philip Randolph by Al Boswell, will re-introduce historic African-American political heroes to the public, further illuminating them in post-play discussions focusing on issues faced during their lifetimes.

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA
$25,000

To support the Fighting for Democracy Theater Exhibition Project. The hybrid theater exhibition will integrate an interactive theater production incorporating live performance, multimedia installation, and online educational tools for audience members with the Fighting for Democracy exhibit in the National Constitution Center's exhibition gallery.

National New Play Network, Ltd. (aka NNPN) (Consortium)
Washington, DC
$18,000
To support the National New Play Network Annual Conference. Hosted in partnership with Marin Theatre Company of Mill Valley, California, the conference will provide an opportunity for NNPN member theaters to discuss and approve a long-range plan for the organization's next five years, which will focus on increasing the impact of the organization on the field of new play development.

National Public Housing Museum (Consortium)
Chicago, IL
$10,000
To support the presentation of performances of Emergency, a one-man show by Daniel Beaty. Presented in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History, the piece tells the story of 40 characters in a fantastical confrontation with history sparked by the appearance of an African slave ship in front of the Statue of Liberty.

Negro Ensemble Company
New York, NY
$40,000
To support a re-staging of The Great MacDaddy, by Paul Carter Harrison. Originally produced by the company in 1973, the Obie Award-winning play examines African American myths and metaphors through the use of archetypal characters from The Palm-Wine Drinkard, a novel by Amos Tutuola and from African folklore.

Network of Ensemble Theaters
Los Angeles, CA
$30,000

To support the Ensembles ABCs (All-Together Building Capacity) program. The program is designed to increase the organizational capacity and sustainability of ensemble theater companies through a series of artist-centered professional development workshops on financial literacy, touring, and governance.

Network of Ensemble Theaters (Consortium)
Los Angeles, CA
$50,000

To support the 2011 National Summit of Ensemble Theaters in Minneapolis. Hosted in partnership with The Minnesota Theatre Alliance, the summit is a program of Springboard for the Arts, and will foster dialogue on issues facing the ensemble field, provide professional development opportunities, present performances by member ensembles, and create a forum for critical discussion.

New Conservatory (aka New Conservatory Theatre Center)
San Francisco, CA
$20,000

To support the New Conservatory Theatre Center's YouthAware Educational Theatre program. YouthAware travels to schools to perform professional theatrical productions with an educational component that feature characters and story lines addressing diversity, substance abuse, school safety, body image, and HIV prevention.

New York City Players, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
$20,000

To support the U.S. premiere and tour of Neutral Hero, an original, interdisciplinary piece written, composed, and directed by Richard Maxwell. Inspired by the work of American comparative mythology scholar Joseph Campbell, the work will feature as many as 12 actors and musicians.

New York Shakespeare Festival (aka The Public Theater)
New York, NY
$90,000
To support the 2011 free summer season of The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. The project will include a rotating repertory season of at least two full Shakespeare productions with a single company of actors performing roles in both productions.

New York Theatre Workshop, Inc.
New York, NY
$50,000
To support a production of Alexander Dinelaris's play Red Dog Howls, with the creative team of Artistic Director Jim Nicola and Associate Artistic Director Linda Chapman. The play portrays a young man preparing to become a parent and mourning the recent death of his own father who stumbles upon clues that lead him to find and meet his grandmother for the first time.

New York University (on behalf of The Drama Review)
New York, NY
$26,000

To support the publication of The Drama Review, a quarterly journal edited by Richard Schechner. The publication documents performances in their social, economic, and political contexts and features the work of both established and developing scholars and artists.

North American Cultural Laboratory, Inc.
Highland Lake, NY
$15,000

To support artists and the development of new work in the Deep Space Performance Residency Series, curated by Founding Artistic Directors Tannis Kowalchuk and Brad Krumholz. From June through November 2011, the theater will host a week-long retreat each month to provide rehearsal space and housing for generative theater groups to further develop a piece in its final phase of creation.

North Carolina Black Repertory Company, Inc.
Winston-Salem, NC
$50,000

To support the 13th biennial National Black Theatre Festival. Over the course of six days, the festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will present performances, free workshops, film screenings, education activities for youth, and an International Colloquium on Black Theatre, with a special focus on documentation to preserve and celebrate the heritage and works of professional Black theater companies, artists, playwrights, designers, and technicians.

Old Globe Theatre (Consortium)
San Diego, CA
$15,000

To support the Student Access to the Arts and Free Student Matinee Program. The Old Globe Theatre will partner with the San Diego County Office of Education to provide free student matinees of its five regular season productions during the school year. Students may attend a free in-school workshop with a Globe Teaching Artist and view online study guides before seeing the show.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association
Ashland, OR
$70,000

To support script development, design, rehearsal, and production of a new version of Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella with the resident acting company, co-directed and adapted by Artistic Director Bill Rauch and Tracy Young. The project interweaves Greek drama, Shakespearean tragedy, and American musical comedy in a bold and inventive union of experimental and populist theater.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Inc.
New York, NY
$40,000
To support the world premiere production of Rangoon, a new play by Mayank Keshaviah. The play, which examines issues of cultural heritage, racial profiling, and social justice, centers on the Patel family, who emigrate to the rural South in pursuit of the American Dream after having lost everything after a political coup in Burma.

Pangea World Theater
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
To support the collaboration of performing arts networks to develop a model for a National Directing & Ensemble Creation Institute for artists of color. Project partners will include the National Performance Network, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Alternate ROOTS, the Network of Ensemble Theaters, and others.

Pearl Theatre Company, Inc.
New York, NY
$10,000

To support production of American immigré Ferenc Molnar's The Guardsman. Born in Hungary in 1878 to German-Jewish parents, Molnar established an international following in 1908 when four New York theater companies simultaneously produced his plays.

Pendragon, Inc.
Saranac Lake, NY
$15,000

To support a touring production of To Kill a Mockingbird. The production will travel through the culturally underserved and economically disadvantaged rural Adirondack region of Northeastern New York and will offer subsidized ticket prices for students.

Philadelphia Young Playwrights (Consortium)
Philadelphia, PA
$50,000

To support the development of student-written plays through a play development series and professional productions. In partnership with InterAct Theatre Company, selected students will be given dramaturgical support and a staged reading of their work by professional theater artists.

Phoenix Theatre Academy, Inc. (aka Academy Theatre)
Avondale Estates, GA
$10,000
To support the Academy Theatre for Youth's Artists-in-Schools tour and the Thoroughly Modern Senior Ensemble. The Artists-in-Schools tour offers original plays that address relevant issues facing young people and is performed by a diverse ensemble of professional actors in schools, churches, and community centers, with accompanying educational activities.

Pioneer School of Drama (aka Pioneer Playhouse)
Danville, KY
$15,000

To support the Northpoint Performance and Workshop Project, led by Executive Artistic Director Holly Henson in collaboration with award-winning playwright Elizabeth Orndorff and Curt Tofteland. The project will take place at Northpoint Education Center, a medium security prison, and employ theater professionals who have been trained to work with the incarcerated to stage a production of Moliere's Tartuffe and present talk back discussion sessions and one-on-one workshops to enhance communication and life skills.

Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Inc. (aka PICT)
Pittsburgh, PA
$10,000

To support Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest as re-imagined by Irish playwright and director Conall Morrison. Morrison will direct an all-male cast, and a new prologue and interludes will allow Wilde himself to become a character in the play.

Playhouse Arts (aka Arcata Playhouse)
Arcata, CA
$15,000

To support the 6th annual Playhouse Family Fun Series. Co-Artistic Directors Jacqueline Dandeneau and David Ferney will lead the project and programming of culturally diverse theater performances at the Arcata Playhouse.

Playwrights' Center, Inc. (Consortium)
Minneapolis, MN
$25,000

To support New Plays on Campus Core Apprenticeships. In partnership with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the theater will provide undergraduate and graduate student playwrights and dramaturgs with script development workshops in the Playwrights' Center Lab as well as a year-long mentorship with a Playwrights' Center "Core Writer."

Purple Rose Theatre Company
Chelsea, MI
$20,000
To support the development and world premiere of White Buffalo by Don Zolidis. Based on actual events, the play recounts the miracle birth of a white buffalo calf that fulfills a birth prophecy believed by the Sioux to bring peace on earth and unity to all mankind.

Push Push Theater Company
Decatur, GA
$15,000

To support Open Planning Program, a career-building initiative for theater and media artists. The program will provide artists with professional development, connections to collaborators, physical space, promotional resources, and production support for their work.

Quest:arts for everyone, Inc.
Lanham, MD
$20,000
To support training and performance opportunities in visual theater for the Wings Company, a group of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing performers. The company will offer performances, residencies, and workshops at schools, universities, festivals, and conferences throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Red Bull Theater, Inc.
New York, NY
$25,000
To support a production of Ben Jonson's classic Jacobean comedy Volpone. A timeless satire about money, greed, and the gullibility of investors, the play tells the story of a financially rapacious character and the money-hungry charlatans that surround him.

Redmoon Theater
Chicago, IL
$50,000

To support Festival J.O.E. 2011, a festival of works by local and international performers, designers, artists, and musicians. Each day of the event will combine mainstream and contemporary programming and art forms, featuring side-show tents, musical acts, and wandering performances, and will culminate in an original large-scale outdoor performance each evening.

Regents of the University of California at San Diego
La Jolla, CA
$10,000

To support the production of two issues of TheatreForum, an international theater journal. The publications will include the scripts for two previously unpublished plays by U.S. and international playwrights, and up to 10 articles focused on bringing readers increased understanding of the range and diversity of contemporary theater throughout the world.

Rude Mechanicals-A Theatre Collective (aka Rude Mechs)
Austin, TX
$10,000

To support the re-creation of Mabou Mines' 1975 play B. Beaver Animation. The project will be the second production in the company's Contemporary Classics Series, in which the collective attempts to re-create the rehearsals and performances of modern American classics, exposing audiences in Central Texas to rarely-performed canonical works.

Sandglass Center for Puppetry and Theater Research (aka Sandglass Theater) (Consortium)
Putney, VT
$30,000

To support the 8th International Puppet Festival, Puppets in the Green Mountains, and the commission and performance of Madame Schnuckenack by Spybird Theater's Jana Zeller. Zeller, who was raised as an artist at Sandglass, will premier her piece about the intricacies of miscommunication and the mystery of love.

Sandglass Center for Puppetry and Theater Research (aka Sandglass Theater) (Consortium)
Putney, VT
$20,000
To support and expand Voices of Community 2012. Working with consortium partner Touchstone Theatre of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and additional partner Hartbeat Ensemble of Hartford, Connecticut, Sandglass will present a series of performances by artists from communities of color and allow the companies to share presenting expertise, maximize limited resources, and explore how theater can foster dialogue across diverse audiences on issues of race, ethnicity, and religious diversity.

Seven Loaves, Inc. (aka GOH Productions) (on behalf of Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre)
New York, NY
$10,000
To support the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre's interdisciplinary re-staging of Golem for marionettes and live performers. Conceived and directed by Artistic Director Vit Horejs, the production portrays the Jewish experience in 16th-century Eastern Europe with a score by Frank London and choreography by Naomi Goldberg Haas.

Seven Stages, Inc. (aka 7 Stages)
Atlanta, GA
$20,000

To support the creation and premiere of All Blues by Robert Earl Price in collaboration with professional artists and faculty of Washington College of Chestertown, Maryland. In 1948, Ray Sprigle, a white journalist, disguised himself as a light-skinned black man in an effort to find out what it meant to be black in the South.

Shakespeare - San Francisco (aka San Francisco Shakespeare Festival)
San Francisco, CA
$20,000

To support Free Shakespeare in the Park with a production of Cymbeline, directed by award-winning director Ken Kelleher. As many as 29 public performances will be presented in public parks in four different Bay Area regions: Pleasanton, Cupertino, San Francisco, and one venue still to be determined.

Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
$15,000
To support Shakespeare in the Streets. The community immersion initiative through street performance of Shakespeare and block parties will re-energize the socio-economically distressed Gravois Park neighborhood of South St. Louis.

Southern Rep
New Orleans, LA
$25,000

To support a production of The Lily's Revenge by performance artist Taylor Mac. The epic five-act, five-hour piece tells the story of a flower on a quest to become a man in order to wed his beloved bride.

Spanish Theatre Repertory Company, Ltd. (aka Repertorio Español)
New York, NY
$25,000
To support Teatro Acceso. The program will feature free online resources for students and teachers, in-school residencies by teaching artists, and matinee and touring performances of classical and contemporary Spanish-language plays for student audiences including simultaneous English translation through an infrared listening system.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Workshop Foundation, Inc. (aka Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation)
New York, NY
$10,000
To support the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program. The program provides emerging theater directors and choreographers with opportunities to observe nationally-recognized directors and choreographers as they work to create new theater productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at regional theaters across the country.

TeAda Productions (Consortium)
Santa Monica, CA
$10,000
To support Refugee Nation: Healing Through Oral History and Theater. Conducted in collaboration with Latino Theater Company, the project will provide training workshops in oral history and community-based performance to local Latino and Southeast Asian artists that will culminate in a professional production of Refugee Nation at the Los Angeles Theater Center.

Teatro Avante, Inc.
Miami, FL
$25,000
To support the production and presentation of the award-winning XXV! International Hispanic Theater Festival of Miami, with accompanying educational activities. Producing Artistic Director Mario Ernesto Sanchez will direct the festival, which includes multi-lingual productions by internationally renowned companies from Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

Tectonic Theater Project, Inc.
New York, NY
$20,000

To support the national tour of El Gato con Botas (Puss in Boots). A collaboration with Gotham City Opera, the bilingual production will be presented in both English and Spanish by a cast of actors and puppeteers at 10 theaters and universities across the nation, such as the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, California, and the Walton Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Telling Project
Austin, TX
$20,000
To support the creation and performance of the original work Telling: Donaldson State Penitentiary. In collaboration with the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project), Executive Director Jonathan Wei will work with incarcerated veterans to create a script about their enlistment, deployment, and return to civilian life.

Ten Chimneys Foundation, Inc.
Genesee Depot, WI
$20,000
To support the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program. Up to 10 renowned American actors, nominated by and representing ten of the nation's premier regional theaters, will join actress Olympia Dukakis for a week-long master class and immersion experience at Ten Chimneys.

Ten Thousand Things
Minneapolis, MN
$35,000
To support a production of Il Campiello by Carlo Goldoni. Artistic Director Michelle Hensley will direct the 18th-century commedia inspired piece, which centers on a small square in an Italian town and the life of its four working class families on a day in which a mysterious stranger from the upper class comes to visit.

Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Nashville, TN
$30,000

To support the presentation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, adapted and performed by Théâtre Tout a Tràc. The Canadian troupe, which has placed the classic story in a library full of books that transform into set pieces, will perform six performances for mid-Tennessee area students and teachers, as well as two public weekend performances as part of the Arts Center's Family Field Trip Series.

Texas State University - San Marcos
San Marcos, TX
$15,000
To support the Texas State Black and Latino Playwrights' Conference. The conference provides an opportunity for Black and Latino playwrights to develop new, unpublished, and unproduced plays through a week-long rehearsal process culminating in staged reading presentations.

Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia (Consortium)
Philadelphia, PA
$18,000

To support PhillyTheatreTix, an audience development initiative. In partnership with the Azuka Theatre, the project will align a group of 16 member organizations to share a comprehensive patron database, using the Tessitura Arts Enterprise Software.

Theatre Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
$30,000
To support Mission Accomplished, a program aimed at capacity building for small and mid-size theaters. The year-long project will provide learning opportunities for staff and artists in all departments of participating theaters, impart an intensive set of tools and processes to define the organizations' central goals, and identify benchmarks for excellence.

Theatre Bay Area (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
$40,000

To support the next phase of Intrinsic Impact, a nationwide study that attempts to quantify and standardize the measurement of patron captivation at performing arts events. Conducted in partnership with the Alliance of Resident Theatres (A.R.T./New York), the next phase will focus on development and dissemination of a suite of tools that will enable theaters to assess the intrinsic impact of their programming on audience members.

Theatre Communications Group, Inc. (aka TCG) (Consortium)
New York, NY
$80,000
To support RADAR L.A., an international festival of new theater. Produced in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the festival will be offered as a pre-conference activity for the 2011 TCG National Conference.

Theatre Communications Group, Inc. (aka TCG)
New York, NY
$100,000

To support professional development programs for theater staff, artists, and trustees, including the annual TCG National Conference, Fall Forum, and educational and leadership teleconferences. The 2011 National Conference will be held in Los Angeles and will celebrate TCG's 50th anniversary.

Theatre Development Fund, Inc. (aka TDF)
New York, NY
$30,000

To support the National Open Captioning Initiative. The program will provide theaters with open captioning services to increase access to deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences, and will also train the organizations to implement their own open captioning programs.

Trap Door Productions
Chicago, IL
$5,000
To support the American premiere production of Werner Schwab's Overweight, Unimportant: Misshape. The production will be directed by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tracy Letts, with lighting design by Richard Norwood, set design by Ewelina Dobiesz, and sound design by Sam Lewis.

Tricklock Company
Albuquerque, NM
$50,000

To support the Revolutions International Theatre Festival. The festival will host companies from around the world including Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, the Philippines, South Africa and the United States, performing in venues throughout Albuquerque and Santa Fe, with each visiting company offering free workshops and/or lecture-demonstrations to students at the University of New Mexico and within the Albuquerque community.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (on behalf of Playmakers Repertory Company)
Chapel Hill, NC
$100,000
To support production and outreach activities for the rotating repertory of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts I and II, and Henry V. Outreach activities will include partnerships with The Army's Army, a local organization dedicated to supporting the military community, as well as peace and social justice organizations including UNC's certificate program in International Peace and Conflict Studies, Triangle-based Elders for Peace, and NC Peace Action to create a dialogue surrounding issues of war, loyalty, and leadership.

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (Consortium)
Arlington, VA
$10,000

To support an archiving project to preserve productions by small theaters in the Washington, DC area during the 2011-12 season. In partnership with The Helen Hayes Awards, the project will document professional productions and encourage awareness of the archive.

Westport Country Playhouse, Inc.
Westport, CT
$15,000
To support a production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Artistic Director Mark Lamos. The project will include community partnerships with the Westport Public Library, The Shakespeare Society, and Neighborhood Studios, an afterschool arts program for underserved youth in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in addition to other educational institutions.

Williamstown Theatre Foundation, Inc. (aka Williamstown Theatre Festival)
Williamstown, MA
$20,000

To support pre-professional training programs and community outreach initiatives. The project will include training and mentoring opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the Greylock Theatre Project mentoring program for underserved youth from the theater's rural community.

Wise Fool New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM
$10,000

To support the Peñasco Theatre Collective, a community arts program targeted to the Hispanic and Native residents of the region surrounding Peñasco, New Mexico. Workshops, training, and performances will be offered to youth and families in circus, physical theater, poetry, visual art, and dance.

Wooster Group, Inc.
New York, NY
$60,000

To support the development of Sea Freight Returns, a new production that will explore the early "sea" plays of Eugene O'Neill. The project will use plays such as O'Neill's Bound East for Cardiff (1914) and The Long Voyage Home (1917) as primary source material, as well as historical documents related to the cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion.

Young Playwrights Inc. (aka Young Playwrights Festival)
New York, NY
$40,000
To support the creation and production of the Young Playwrights Festival. Approximately 10 writers, chosen by a selection committee, will attend a week-long writers' conference and will be in residence, receiving dramaturgical and development support throughout the rehearsal process.

Young Playwrights' Theater, Inc. (Consortium)
Washington, DC
$25,000
To support the Express Tour, a two-month professional tour of plays written by young playwrights. In partnership with GALA Hispanic Theatre, the playwrights receive dramaturgical support, and actively participate in the rehearsal process in collaboration with professional theater artists prior to touring.

Z Space Studio (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
$30,000

To support Z Space Technical Development Residencies for local and national performing arts groups. In partnership with Mixed Bag Productions, Z Space will make their new theater facility available to the selected groups Living Word Project, LEVYdance, Big Art Group, and Mixed Bag Productions, and will cover all technical and production costs to enable the organizations to further develop their work.

Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. (aka The Z)
New Bedford, MA
$20,000

To support ArtsBridge outreach program. Activities will be centered on performances of L.A. Theatre Works' The Rivalry and Aquila Theatre's Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives Project, Macbeth, and The Importance of Being Earnest. In addition, the project will include school and community residencies, professional development opportunities for teachers, book groups, lectures, a community reading event, a master class, and a community based project.

Musical Theater Recipients
5th Avenue Theatre Association
Seattle, WA
$60,000

To support a production of Rogers' and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, with direction by producing director Bill Berry and new choreography by Donald Byrd, artistic director of Spectrum Dance Theater. The project will include teen musical theater workshops; special dance training with members of Spectrum Dance Theater; a free "SpotlightNight" with guest speakers from the show; and a free all-day community event with performances, lectures, classes, and a hoe-down.

Amas Musical Theatre, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
$25,000

To support the premiere of Keep On Walkin', with book by James Armstrong, lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen, music by Lavell Blackwell, and direction by Christopher Scott. Presented in collaboration with Queens Theatre in the Park, the musical depicts the early days of the civil rights movement through the pen-pal relationship of two 12-year-old schoolgirls during the historic Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-56.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Tigard, OR
$30,000
To support the world premiere of Duane Nelsen's Ripper with the creative team of Abe Reybold as director, Alan Lytle as musical director, and set and light design by Gene Dent. Based on the story of Jack the Ripper, the regional premiere will feature a cast of 30 and an 11-piece orchestra.

Civic Light Opera (aka Pittsburgh CLO) (Consortium)
Pittsburgh, PA
$30,000

To support Pittsburgh CLO's National High School Musical Theater Awards, in recognition of achievement in high school musical theater. In partnership with Houston's Theater Under the Stars and other regional theaters, the program will invest in young artists nationally and connect high school performers with theater industry professionals.

Collaborative Arts Project 21, Inc. (aka CAP21)
New York, NY
$60,000

To support CAP21's development of emerging artists and new musical theater works in the New Artists/New Work Development Program. Activities will include the Writer's Co-op, the Roundtable Reading Series, the Monday Night Reading Series, and the Showcase.

Cumberland County Playhouse, Inc.
Crossville, TN
$40,000
To support a production of Dreamgirls, with music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tom Eyer. The piece celebrates the history and growth of the Motown sound and the African American artists who created it.

Florida Stage, Inc.
West Palm Beach, FL
$30,000

To support the development and production of a musical adaptation of Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer and composer Christopher McGovern, with accompanying educational activities. Originally produced at the 2010 Humana Festival, the play portrays a middle-age marriage that has lost its spark after 25 years.

Hartnell College Foundation (on behalf of Western Stage)
Salinas, CA
$15,000

To support a production of the musical Let The Eagle Fly- The Story of Cesar Chavez, with book by John Reeger, music and lyrics by Julie Shannon, direction by producer, writer, choreographer Lorenzo Aragon, and musical direction by Don Dally. The musical portrays Chavez's life as an influential civil rights leader.

La Compagnia de' Colombari, Inc
New York, NY
$10,000

To support More or Less I Am, a music-theater piece drawn from Walt Whitman's 1855 Song of Myself, conceived and directed by Karin Coonrod with original music by Colin Jacobsen, Kyle Sanna, and Eric Jacobsen. The production will include members of the string ensemble Brooklyn Rider, a Mingus Jazz Orchestra trumpet player, a Trinidadian steel drum player, a mezzo-soprano opera singer, and a gospel singer.

Light Opera Works
Evanston, IL
$20,000

To support Midwest New Musicals, a workshop and development program for lyricists, composers, and book writers led by director John Sparks, associate workshop director Larry Todd Johnson, and producer Joan Mazzonelli. Divided into three levels, workshop members throughout the year will participate in intensive weekend sessions in which writers present their work.

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
$45,000

To support a production of Oliver!, with accompanying educational and outreach programs. The project will feature Camp Oliver, a two-week summer camp experience for 60 children, ages 7-12, who will attend rehearsals, learn choreography, and serve as the children's ensemble for the production.

Mad River Theater Works
West Liberty, OH
$40,000

To support the creation of a new play with music in partnership with immigrant populations and migrant work forces in the industrial and agricultural sectors of rural Ohio. The work will be created through a collaborative process with families, businesses, and advocacy agencies and tour throughout the state with plays from the company's repertoire of original productions.

Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance
San Francisco, CA
$20,000

To support the remounting of Marsh Youth Theater's Jip, His Story with a cast of high school student actors from its theater arts program. Based on the Newbery Award-winning book by Katherine Paterson, the musical explores the pre-Civil War era in the United States.

MCT, Inc. (aka Missoula Children\'s Theatre)
Missoula, MT
$40,000

To support Missoula Children's Theatre's national performing arts residency tour in underserved communities and on U.S. military bases. During an estimated 1,200 residencies, touring actors and directors will cast 55-65 local youth in original musicals, rehearse, and perform within a week's time.

Music Theatre of Wichita, Inc.
Wichita, KS
$20,000

To support a production of Finian's Rainbow, with book and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy and music by Burton Lane. Mixing fantasy with social commentary, the 1947 classic was the first Broadway musical to engage a diverse ensemble to portray a story that explores race, class, and political corruption.

New York City Center, Inc.
New York, NY
$90,000

To support Encores!, a series of staged concert productions of classic and lesser-known Broadway musicals with original orchestrations and books. The series has featured some of the 20th century's greatest composers and lyricists, including George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, and Jerome Kern.

PCPA Foundation (aka PCPA Theaterfest)
Santa Maria, CA
$15,000
To support PCPA Theaterfest's presentation of My Fairytale, a family-friendly musical featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, with guest direction by his son Scott Schwartz. Originally performed as Mit Eventyr in Denmark to honor the 200th anniversary of Hans Christian Anderson's birth, the subsequently refined and English language version by Schwartz portrays Anderson's choice to write fairytales rather than adult plays for the Danish intelligentsia.

Prospect Theater Company, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
$15,000
To support a developmental workshop for emerging musical theater artists led by Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and composer/lyricist Peter Mills with Goodwill Theatre Executive Director Naima Kradjian. In partnership with Goodwill Theatre, a two-week artist residency will enable professional performers, directors, and music directors to work with an ensemble of community talent to workshop and present staged readings of new musicals.

Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (aka Teatro SEA)
New York, NY
$40,000
To support Teatro SEA's expansion of an ongoing tour of children's theater in Spanish to underserved Latino neighborhoods in New York City and Puerto Rico. Performances in libraries, schools, museums, parks, and community theaters will include the Latinized Children's Classics, Latin American Folktales, Children's Classics from Spain, and a youth and adult series, each featuring original music, sets, costumes, and puppetry.

The Other Side of The Hill Productions Inc. (aka The Road Theatre Co.)
North Hollywood, CA
$20,000
To support The Road Theatre Co.'s development and production of The Baby Project by Lori Ada Jaroslow and collaborators Fonda Feingold, Noriko Olling, and director Shannon MacMillan. Begun as a solo piece by Jaroslow, the musical portrays a single bisexual woman who navigates the world of medically-assisted fertility in her desire to become a mother.

Theater Latte-Da
Minneapolis, MN
$20,000

To support a re-imagining of The Fantasticks directed by Peter Rothstein. The production will feature an intergenerational cast with actors ages 70-80 in the leading roles.

Theatre for Young America Inc.
Kansas City, MO
$20,000

To support the development and production of Fair Ball: Negro Leagues in America. The musical will explore the history of the players who played against racial segregation and "Jim Crow" laws in the Negro Leagues.

Theatre Under The Stars, Inc. (aka TUTS)
Houston, TX
$30,000

To support the expansion of programs offering children with disabilities the opportunity to experience the physical and developmental benefits of musical theater. As TUTS merges its outreach with The River Performing and Visual Arts Center in Houston, expanded programming will include a fine arts summer camp, an off-site program, a Saturday morning program, a musical theatre workshop, and a performance troupe, in which students with disabilities receive professional instruction in musical theater.

Theatreworks/USA Corporation
New York, NY
$50,000

To support a national tour of original theater productions for young audiences. The tour will include The Color of Justice, the story of a battle for equal rights in 1950s America; Skippyjon Jones, a musical adaptation of the popular children's book series by Judy Schachner; and a bilingual version of The Wizard of Oz.

University of Maryland at College Park
College Park, MD
$20,000

To support Musical Theatre Online (1860-1923), a project that will provide online access to the libretti and music of early musicals. Electronic transcriptions of piano-vocal scores for selected musicals will be made available for download in a variety of formats, and a web interface will be designed to link text from a libretto to the audio score.

Weston Playhouse Theatre
Weston, VT
$45,000
To support the world premiere production of Saint-Ex, a new musical by composer Jenny Giering and author Sean Barry, to be directed by Kent Nicholson. Inspired by the life of authorand aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince), the project will feature daytime student performances, an online performance guide, pre- and post-show discussions, and a day-long teachers' workshop.

 

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