NEA Grants $19.4 Million to Theatres and Other Arts Groups

News   NEA Grants $19.4 Million to Theatres and Other Arts Groups The National Endowment for the Arts will give a total of $19.4 million to fund 848 grants for arts groups around the country, including many theatre groups, in the organization's first major grant announcement for fiscal year 2007.

To see a list of all the theatres included, visit the NEA website's full list of recipients for theatre and musical theatre and presenting venues. Among the New York theatre companies receiving grants for specific shows are:


  • Lincoln Center Theater (Salvage, the third installment in The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard)
  • Manhattan Class Company (Bad Jazz by Robert Farquhar)
  • The New Group (The Fever by Wallace Shawn)
  • New York Theatre Workshop (All That I Will Ever Be by Alan Ball)
  • Primary Stages (Adrift in Macao by Chris Durang and Peter Melnick)
  • Public Theater (A Free Man of Color by John Guare)
  • Roundabout Theatre Company (for 110 in the Shade by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones)
  • Second Stage (Mother Helen by Charles Fuller)
  • Signature Theatre Company (King Hedley II by August Wilson) Regional recipients include:


  • A Contemporary Theatre (The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl)
  • American Conservatory Theatre (After the War by Philip Kan Gotanda)
  • Arena Stage (The Women of Brewster Place adapted by Tim Acito)
  • Berkeley Rep (To the Lighthouse, a musical adapted from Virginia Woolf's novel by Adele Edling Shank and Paul Dresher)
  • Center Theatre Group (Distracted by Lisa Loomer)
  • Guthrie Theater (The Merchant of Venice directed by Joe Dowling)
  • Hartford Stage (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner by Luis Alfaro)
  • McCarter Theater (Mrs. Packard by Emily Mann)
  • Paper Mill Playhouse (revision and reading of the musical Bar Mitzvah Boy by Jule Styne, Don Black and Jack Rosenthal, with new book by David Thompson)
  • Pittsburgh Public Theater (The Glorious Ones by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty)
  • Signature Theatre (Saving Aimee by David Pomeranz, David Friedman and Kathie Lee Gifford)
  • Wilma Theater (The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Edgar)
  • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl) Recipients for more general events or activities, such as new work development, include National Alliance for Musical Theatre, The New York Musical Theatre Festival, York Theatre Company, Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, LAByrinth Theater Company, P.S. 122, Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizons.