"Urban Rez" by Larissa Fasthorse, at Cornerstone Theater Company. (Photo by Kevin Michael Campbell)

New England Foundation for the Arts Announces 6 Grant Recipients

Six theatre companies receive grants to develop and tour new ensemble-based works.

BOSTON: The New England Foundation for the Arts has announced the recipients of the National Theater Project (NTP) grants. Now in its seventh year, NTP supports the development and touring of new theatre works. This year’s six grants total $630,000.

“I am so excited about this cohort of grantees, whose projects address issues of identity, incarceration, gentrification, climate change, and racism,” said Quita Sullivan, program director for theatre at NEFA, in a statement. “The breadth and depth of these projects is breathtaking!”

Grants for this round ranged from $90,000 to $125,000. In addition to the Creation and Touring grant, each recipient will also receive $10,000 to support project capacity building. The six recipients are:

  • Cornerstone Theater Company, Los Angeles, for Urban Rez
  • Kaneza Schaal, Brooklyn, NY, for JACK&JILL
  • Manual Cinema, Chicago, for The End of TV
  • Phantom Limb Company, New York City, for FALLING OUT
  • Rebecca Mwase & Ron Ragin, New Orleans, for Vessels
  • Theater Grottesco, Santa Fe, N.M., for PIE

NTP will also award Finalist Development grants totaling $30,000 to assist in further development of four applicant projects.

Since the first round of grants in 2010, NEFA has put more than $5 million into the field through the NTP program. To date, 57 new theatre works have been supported, and tours have reached 42 different states across the United States. Leadership support for NTP  is generously provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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