Twelve theatre administrators from across the country gathered in the Viacom building on Monday, September 21st for a day of development and knowledge sharing followed by a beautiful reception where each company received their grant. This year’s each recipient received $10,000 each for general operating support.  Each of the twelve companies 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.

“These twelve theater companies have proven themselves integral to the fabric of their respective communities, and are furthering the national cultural conversation in exciting ways,” said Marva Smalls, Chair of the National Theatre Company Grants committee.

“These grants are a perfect expression of the Wing’s mission and we are delighted to have the opportunity to support these theater companies from coast to coast,” commented Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing. “By nurturing these organizations, we are helping to ensure that artists and audiences in communities large and small have access to great theater for years to come.”