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Synetic Theater Receives $10,000 Grant

By • Sep 24th, 2010 • Category: News

American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of their 2010 National Theatre Company Grants.

Grants for the 2010 cycle in the amount of $10,000 each will be distributed for general operating support to these companies which, according to grant guidelines, have been in operation at least five, but not more than fifteen years, have articulated a distinctive mission, cultivated an audience, and nurtured a community of artists in ways that strengthen and demonstrate the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theatre.

Grants Committee Chair Lucie Arnaz commented, “In a bold departure from our past grants giving program, the Wing decided to use our limited resources to bring national attention and acknowledgment to what we feel are some of the most inspiring and innovative theatre companies on our national landscape. Fewer grants for more money on a wider scale. It’s a very exciting concept.”

“The Board of Trustees of The Wing embraced our new granting program as a clear declaration of the organization’s commitment to theatre across the country, not just here in New York,” added Theodore S. Chapin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

The American Theatre Wing has long shown its dedication to not-for-profit theatres through its Theatre Company Grants Program. After many years during which eligibility was restricted to New York City companies, this year marks a significant change in the 53-year granting history of The Wing, resulting from extensive review by the organization’s Board of Trustees. The ATW Grants have distributed some $3 million dollars over the past 53 years.

“These grants are an affirmation of the fine work of these growing companies,” said Howard Sherman, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, “and, we hope, may have the added benefit of drawing more attention to them–from artists, from the press, and from other funders.”

The recipients are:

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has performed in local productions, but prefers to be behind the scenes. Mike earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and the Online News Association.

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