The American Theatre Wing will again award several top non-profit theatres monetary grants at the 42nd Annual Grants and Scholarships luncheon Dec. 9 at Sardi's. Over $100,000 will be distributed. The ATW Grant recipients will be Abington Theatre Company, The Acting Company, AMAS Musical Theatre, The American Place Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Company, Barrow Group, Blue Light Theatre Company, Circle in the Square Theatre Company, City Center, Classic Stage Company, The Directors Company, The Drama Dept., The Drama League, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Foundry Theatre, Inc., HH Playwright's Foundation, Intar Hispanic American Art Center, The Irish Repertory Theatre, La MaMa E.T.C., Lincoln Center Theater; MCC Theatre (Manhattan Class Company), Manhattan Theatre Club, Mint Theatre, Musical Theatre Works, New Dramatists, New Federal Theatre, The New Group, New York Stage & Film Company, Now York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Public Theatre, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Second Stage Company, Signature Theatre Company, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Inc., Theatre for a New Audience, Theatreworks/USA, Vineyard Theatre, Women's Project & Productions, WPA Theatre, The York Theatre Company, as well as scholarships to American Academy of Dramatic Arts, LaGuardia High School and Talent Unlimited High School.
This year's grants committee included Theodore Chapin, Weissberger Theater Group founder and producer Jay Harris, Douglas Leeds, singer actress Jo Sullivan Loesser, Michael Price, director Lloyd Richards (Fences) and ATW President Roy A. Somlyo.
-- By Christine Ehren