We are proud and pleased to share that the TEAM is 1 of 12 recipients of the American Theatre Wing’s National Theatre Company Grant. We’re in tremendous company, with our friends at Ars Nova, Red Bull Theatre, and Keen Company in New York, and others from across the country.
The grant provides always-needed-yet-seldom-funded general operating support–to help cover decidedly less glamorous but necessary things like insurance, office rent, and toner for our relentlessly thirsty printer. The storage we rent in Connecticut to house all of our sets when we’re not on tour. Oh, and the hardworking administrative staff in our office. Them too.
We’re thrilled and honored by the recognition of the American Theatre Wing, and grateful for their generous support.
UPDATE (9/30/14): Highlights from last night’s American Theatre Wing grant presentation:
An Artistic Director from a theatre company in Chicago announcing that after over 20 years of voluntary service, this grant has given his board the confidence to give him a full-time salary, and that he quit his day-job on Friday before flying to New York to receive the grant; talking with our fellow recipient theatre companies from across America, from Fargo to the Bay Area to NYC, about how they are creating, developing and sustaining their communities and their artists; the view from the Viacom building; and celebrating this great distinction/hamming it up in front of the step-and-repeat together.
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