The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced that 40 theatre companies will receive grants of $25,000 to participate in “Shakespeare for a New Generation,” introducing middle and high school students to Shakespeare. Our friends at Seattle Shakespeare Company were among the recipients. Congratulations!
Part of the NEA’s Shakespeare in American Communities initiative, Shakespeare for a New Generation introduces middle and high school students to the power of live theater and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare. Managed by Arts Midwest, the program has benefitted more than 1.5 million students and their teachers with live performances and educational activities since the program began in 2003.
Check out the full press release here.