The Public Theater and Brooklyn College have announced a new partnership, made possible with the support of The Tow Foundation. The two institutions are teaming up to offer master classes, arts administration fellowships, and new research opportunities.
“We are so grateful that The Public Theater and Brooklyn College could find a way to partner together and foster new voices in the American theatre,” commented Public Executive Director Patrick Willingham. “As an alumnus of Brooklyn College, I cannot imagine a better university to align with, and I am thrilled that The Tow Foundation could help make this endeavor possible with its incredible support. The Public values artists at all levels and we are ecstatic about working with such a creative and diverse group of students.”
In celebration of the new initiative, the Public Theater recently hosted the 12th annual Bring A Weasel and A Pint of Your Own Blood Festival, presented by the Brooklyn College Theatre Program. The festival featured new plays written by MFA students, and for two weeks, The Public’s Shiva Theater served as a laboratory for Brooklyn College playwrights, directors, designers, and actors to collaborate.
“Leonard Tow epitomizes the way in which an alumnus can empower successive generations of students,” added Brooklyn College Department of Theatre Artistic Director Mary Beth Easley and Department of Theatre Chairperson Kip Marsh. “The Tow Foundation’s magnanimous gift to support a partnership between The Public Theater and Brooklyn College Department of Theatre has given our emerging artists life-changing opportunities to learn from and work alongside some of the most brilliant theater-makers working today. We are blessed and deeply honored.”
For more information on the new partnership visit PublicTheater.org.