NEA Announces 2010 Grant Award Recipients

In 2010, the National Endowment of Arts (NEA)  announced it will be awarding 44 grants and $2 million to Washington state arts organizations.  Among them, Freehold and Intiman:

Freehold Theatre Lab Studio
To support an Engaged Theatre production of Julius Caesar. The production will tour to culturally underserved communities in the Seattle area and will be accompanied by workshops and residencies.

Intiman Theatre
Seattle, WA
To support a production of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter, adapted by Phyllis Nagy. The production will be directed by Artistic Director Kate Whoriskey.

See the full list on the NEA website, or keep reading to see more highlights.

5th Avenue Theatre Association
Seattle, WA
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Musical Theater
To support Theater for Youth Across Washington State. Producing Artistic Director David Armstrong and Associate Producing Artistic Director William Berry will lead two education programs for youth in grades K-12 and the tour of a new musical by composer/lyricist Albert Evans.

Seattle Repertory Theatre (Consortium)
Seattle, WA
CATEGORY: Learning in the Arts   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Learning in the Arts
To support Bringing Theater Into the Classroom. In partnership with the Seattle Children’s Theatre, the program will provide professional development and follow-up classroom residencies in which professional artists and teachers combine theater education and concepts of literacy into their classroom curriculum.

Seattle Theatre Group
Seattle, WA
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting
To support Art in the Community. Artists will participate in performances, workshops, master classes, lectures, discussions, radio interviews , and school residencies.

Shunpike Arts Collective
Seattle, WA
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting
To support the expansion of the Partner Artists program, offereing basic administrative platforms to arts organizations.

Theatre Puget Sound will also be indirectly involved with a different project funded by the NEA grant:

Theatre Bay Area (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support the development and implementation of Intrinsic Impact: Measuring How Live Theatre Affects Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual Growth in Audiences. The nationwide study will be implemented in partnership with Theatre Puget Sound and other regional service organizations throughout the United States.

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