2014 Prize Raises Award Amounts and Recipients
The 2014 National Theatre Company Grants were just announced by the American Theatre Wing. The recipients are:
- The TEAM in Brooklyn, New York
- The House Theatre of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
- Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles, California
- Red Bull Theater in New York, NY
- PlayGround in San Francisco, California
- Keen Company in New York, New York
- Forum Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland
- Ars Nova in New York, New York
- Williamston Theatre in Williamston, Michigan
- Theatre B in Fargo, North Dakota
- Theater Wit in Chicago, Illinois
Amphibian Stage Productions (Fort Worth, Texas)The grants for the 2014 cycle will allocate $12,000 each for overall operational assistance to the companies mentioned above which have been operating between 5 to 15 years. They have proven a distinguishing mission, cultured an audience, and cultivated a community of artists that reinforce and exhibit the excellence, variety, and enthusiasm of American theatre.
The success of this year’s American Theatre Wing Gala paved the way for an increased subsidy for these grants. More than $750,000 was raised on the 15th of September 2014 and has bested all former records.
The President of the American Theatre Wing, Heather Hitchens, had also mentioned that they were proud to bring benefits to twelve theatre companies this year, considering larger grant allocations. These firms have demonstrated themselves vibrant to their respective societies. We are confident that they’ll also allocate this funding to profitable use and pursue to do excellent job.
Theatre Company Grants Program
Through the Theatre Company Grants Program of the American Theatre Wing, its not-for-profit theatres dedication is made highly proven. During the year 2010, the important change in the way The Wing provides grants had happened and was no longer restricted to New York City companies. Consequently, it has resulted to a very extensive review managed by the organization’s Board of Trustees. The total ATW grants already allocated had already reached around $3 Million over the past 55 years.
ATW is devoted to progressing artistic quality and cherishing theatre’s next generation on stage, behind the scenes and in the audience. For almost a century, ATW has continued this mission with programs which extent the country to capitalize in the development and fruition of American Theatre. It’s always traditional for ATW to encourage the members of the theatre community to share their offstage time and ability straight with the big and truly crowded theatre audience – whether it’s singing for the crowds in the Stage Door Canteen of the year 1940s or sharing their testimonies on a podcast today.
As the authors of The Tony Awards, the American Theatre Wing has established principal platform for the acknowledgment of theatrical attainment on Broadway. ATW has also become the new home of the OBIES, Off-Off and Off Broadway’s utmost honor in cooperation with The Village Voice. Through the SpingboardNYC and Theatre Intern Network Programs, the Wing’s span also extends beyond New York City to develop the next generation of theatre artists and incubate groundbreaking theatre across the country – it’s further through the National Theatre Company Grants. The American Theatre Wing also promotes the American theatre song through the Jonathan Larson Grants. It also illuminates the artistic process through the “Working in the Theatre” program and media archive.