A total of 37 Off-Broadway theatre companies and New York schools including Lincoln Center Theatre and the New York Theatre Workshop have won grants totaling $81,000 from the American Theatre Wing. The recipients were announced at a luncheon given Dec. 12 at Sardi's theatrical restaurant in New York.
Isabelle Stevenson, president of the Wing, announced the awards and scholarships on behalf of herself and the late Bernard Jacobs of the Shubert Organization.
Ted Chapin, Jay Harris, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Michael Price, Lloyd Richards and Richard Weaver comprised the Grants Committee.
Here are the Grant recipients: The Acting Company, Amas Musical Theatre, Inc., American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Atlantic Theatre Company, The Barrow Group, Blue Light Theatre Company, Circle In The Square Theatre School, City Center, DeWitt Clinton High School, The Director's Company, Drama League Of NY, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Irish Repertory Company, LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, La MaMa ETC., Lincoln Center Theatre, Manhattan Class Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Musical Theatre Works, New Dramatists, New Federal Theatre, The New Group, NY Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Public Theatre/NY Shakespeare Festival, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, The Second Stage, Signature Theatre Co., Theatre For A New Audience, Theatreworks USA, Vineyard Theatre, The Women's Project, WPA Theatre, York Theatre Company.
Scholarships are also a component of the program, and for the second year, Fiorello LaGuardia High School For the Performing Arts will award four student scholarships made possible by the Wing. DeWitt Clinton High School (alma mater to Bernard Jacobs and actor/comedian Robert Klein) in the Bronx, will give two scholarships. --By David Lefkowitz