Randall's widow, Heather Randall, administers the fund, which recognizes the work of "passionate, resourceful theater companies," by spreading thousands of dollars in financial support among several theatre companies.
In prior years, the $100,000 Randall grant was awarded annually to one non-profit theatre company that focused on classic or classic-inspired work; however, the organization has now spread the financing to a handful of innovative institutions.
BAM and the Tectonic Theatre Project are receiving funding for a 2013 production of The Laramie Project; while LCT3 is recognized for offering new works at only $20 to audiences; and Elevator Repair Service is receiving its third operating support grant in four years.
Also recognized are the Bronx community-focused organization Pregones Theater; Off-Broadway's classical company the Red Bull Theatre; Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons; the Austin, TX, theatre ensemble Rude Mechs; and the Actors' Gang Prison Project, which brings theatre to correctional facilities.
For further information on the Tony Randall Theatrical Fund, visit TonyRandallTheatricalFund.