MacArthur Foundation Recognizes Four Theatrical Artists

Jacob Coakley

The MacArthur Foundation has announced their 2015 class of Fellows, giving 24 “exceptionally creative” individuals a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000 in recognition of their accomplishments and in support of accomplishments to come. Among fellows in other fields like economics and architecture, the Foundation recognized four performing artists: Mimi Lien, Michelle Dorrance, Basil Twist, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. More info about each artist after the jump.

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NYIT Awards Honor Off-Off-Broadway Theatre

Jacob Coakley

The Innovation Theatre Foundation held their 11th annual awards show on Monday, Sept. 21, honoring the best of Off-Off-Broadway. Much Ado About Nothing from Smith Street Inc. was one of the big winners, taking home the award for Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Revival of a Play. In Vestments, produced by Theater 4 the People, won Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play.

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