Monday, July 6, 2015
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants $4.1 Million to 41 Theater Programs
“The New York Theater Program recognizes the out-sized influence of the city’s small and mid-sized nonprofit theater organizations on the development and dissemination of new repertoire both locally and across the U.S.,” Mellon Foundation program officer Susan Feder said in a statement. “They develop and produce a broadly diverse array of new plays, cultivate playwrights and other theater makers, experiment with new technologies and multidisciplinary forms, present important revivals and translations and are risk takers in the extremely competitive environment of theater in New York City.”
The organizations were chosen from more than 100 New York City nonprofit theater groups in 2014. Each has an annual budget between $75,000 and $3.5 million. Women lead about half of the organizations, while 25% have leaders of color. Fourteen of the orgs focus primarily on social justice, or on artists and communities of color, women and people with disabilities....