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National Theatre Company Grants

The National Theatre Company Grants, launched in 2010, distributes $10,000 grants for general operating support to companies which, according to grant guidelines, have been in operation at least five, but not more than fifteen years, have articulated a distinctive mission, cultivated an audience, and nurtured a community of artists in ways that strengthen and demonstrate the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theatre. We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 grant cycle below:

Actors Shakespeare Project


Actors' Shakespeare Project believes Shakespeare's words are urgently relevant to our times. An ensemble of resident company members in Somerville, Massachusetts, the company brings Shakespeare's words into the voices, bodies, and imaginations of its actors, audiences and neighborhoods. These projects inspire civic dialogue, build relationships between people, strengthen communities, and reveal something about what it means to be human here and now.

Actors' Shakespeare Project


ArtsWest


ArtsWest The mission of ArtsWest is to produce artistic events so compelling that they require conversation, improve the imagination, and promote cultural vibrancy as a core value for the communities of Seattle, Washington.

ArtsWest


CityRep


CityRep serves Oklahoma City, Oklahoma's diverse artistic, educational and civic needs by providing dynamic professional theatre. The company's goal is to be a vibrant regional theatre that is vital to the cultural, educational and economic life of Oklahoma, and seeks to "Entertain, Enlighten and Inspire!"

CityRep


Know Theatre of Cincinnati


Know Theatre of Cincinnati creates explosive and evocative live entertainment in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. The company envisions a world awakened to its collective possibility, and values a playful artistic community where artists can collaborate and grow.

Know Theatre of Cincinnati


NC Stage


NC Stage in Asheville, North Carolina, produces plays that celebrate and examine the human spirit and experience. The company works with a great attention to detail and presents work in an intimate theatrical setting in an effort to change audience's expectations of art and theatre.

NC Stage


The New Jersey Repertory


The New Jersey Repertory Located in Long Branch, New Jersey, The New Jersey Repertory Company's mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American stage. The theater is committed to nurturing the work of not only established writers but new and unknown playwrights as well, and maintains an open-submission policy.

The New Jersey Repertory


Rogue Theatre


The Rogue Theatre The Rogue Theatre's mission is to create the highest quality theatre possible, challenging, stretching, and invigorating the community. Located in Tucson, Arizona, the company presents plays which offer complex and provocative points of view related to important social, political, and personal issues.

The Rogue Theatre


The Play Company


The Play Company located in New York City, is dedicated to advancing an international view of contemporary playwriting. The company was formed to address the community's lack of access to plays from other parts of the world, and to promote theatre as a means to engage with the ideas, issues and artists that shape our time.

The Play Company


The Theatre @ Boston Court


The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, California, produces passionate, artist-driven theatre that challenges both artist and audience. The Theatre @ Boston Court urges its artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision, and focuses on nurturing playwrights and new play development. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on works which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting.

The Theatre @ Boston Court


Upstream Theater


Upstream Theater is a professional production company dedicated to presenting new works and the inventive staging of classic plays, with a special focus on joint ventures involving artists from other countries. The company offers St. Louis, Missouri a theater that is spiritual and sentient, witty and engaged, multilayered and syncretic.

Upstream Theater