Patron support remains relatively scarce in a theater space dominated by institutional funders. Even more so when it comes to funding theater education programs for kids. Here's an exception.
Thanks to a $3.77 million infusion from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project is extending its scope beyond developing and staging new work.
News out of Chapel Hill points to another example of a loyal patron looking to transform a university performing arts program into a regional (and potentially national) powerhouse.
A $5 million fund from digital audiobook company Audible suggests that the next frontier of theater grantmaking may not be the stage, but the smart phone in your pocket.
While theater directors understand the value of working with peers who've boosted audience engagement, criss-crossing the continent doesn't come cheap. Which is where these grants come in.
A New York-based private equity titan giving millions to support a new college theater? Sounds like a typo, but more Wall Street types are into the arts than you might think.
The Restless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater devoted to a new play, involves partnering with the British theater community.
Nine play cycles. Twenty-four-hour performances. "Hamilton." They jury behind the $100,000 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for drama inspired by American history likes ambitious grandiose productions.
News out of D.C. suggests that a contentious political climate and the public's thirst for compelling portrayals of U.S. history have created in opening in what was once considered a niche area of theater.
Donors dollars are turning universities into small town talent incubators, funneling students towards the country's theater hot spots. We dig into a recent example out of Michigan.
A unique initiative out of New York has received financial backing from institutional funders like the Howard Gilman and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation as well as Hamilton playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda.