Center Theatre Group Receives Million Dollar Grant for Experimental Work

News   Center Theatre Group Receives Million Dollar Grant for Experimental Work The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group $1 million to nurture and develop new non-text-based works for the stage.

The funding is part of CTG's expanded New Play Production Program, which will support three large-scale commissions for non-text-based works, provide funding toward the completion of works that are currently in development and the incorporation of technology-driven works. A special focus will be placed on Los Angeles-based writers. "This is a unique and ambitious component to new play development. CTG is responding to the growing number of artists across the country who are making work and plays in collaborative ways and not only from the single vision of a playwright, said CTG director of New Play Production Diane Rodriguez in a statement. "It keeps us current and up-front in terms of developing new work for our stages and new play development models for the field."

Forthcoming productions include a new work from Obie winner Phil Soltanoff of Mad Dog Theatre Company. The experimental piece, to be presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, will incorporate a Los Angeles-based ensemble.

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