2017-2018

Production Grants

Ars Nova (New York, NY) for The Lucky Ones by Abigail Nessen Bengson, Shaun Bengson and Sarah Gancher with funding from The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander organization. The Lucky Ones also received a Writers Residency Grant from the National Fund for its development at Ars Nova.

Diversionary Theatre Productions (San Diego, CA) for The Loneliest Girl in the World by Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary. The Loneliest Girl in the World was featured in the 2016 NAMT Festival of New Musicals. Meinwald and Leary are also Festival alumni for their 2011 Festival Show, Pregnancy Pact.

Goodspeed Musicals (East Haddam, CT) for Darling Grenadine by Daniel Zaitchik with funding from The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander organization.

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK) for When We’re Gone (fka Mortality Play) by Scotty Arnold and Alana Jacoby with funding from The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund. When We’re Gone was featured in the 2016 NAMT Festival.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, CA) for The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga by Min Kahng. The Four Immigrants previously received a Writers Residency Grant from the National Fund for its development at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

Project Development Grants

Atlantic Theater Company (New York, NY) for This Ain’t No Disco by Stephen Trask, Peter Yanowitz and Rick Elice.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Chicago, IL) for Bedknobs & Broomsticks by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, based upon the Walt Disney animated film. Bartram and Hill are NAMT Festival Alumni from their 2007 Festival show, The Story of My Life.

The Lark (New York, NY) for Sweethearts of Swing by Natalie Wilson and Kat Sherrell with funding from The Alhadeff Charitable Foundation.

Transport Group Theatre Company (New York, NY) for The Untitled Millay Project by Dick Scanlan and Carmel Dean. Scanlan is a NAMT Festival Alumnus from his 1996 Festival show, Thoroughly Modern Millie.


2016-2017

Production Grants

Atlantic Theater Company (New York, NY) for The Band’s Visit by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses with support from Stacey Mindich Productions. Moses is a NAMT Festival alum for his 2012 Festival show Nobody Loves You.

Annie Golden in BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington Stage Company. Photo by Scott Barrow.

Barrington Stage Company (Pittsfield, MA) for Broadway Bounty Hunter by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin and Jason “SweetTooth” Williams with support from The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund and Stacey Mindich Productions. Iconis is a NAMT Festival alum for his 2011 Festival show Bloodsong of Love.

Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY) in consortium with Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX) for Bella: An American Tall Tale by Kirsten Childs with funding from The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander organization. Childs is a NAMT Festival alumna from her 1998 Festival show The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin and her 2012 Festival show Funked Up Fairy Tales.

Project Development Grants

New Musicals Inc. (North Hollywood, CA) in consortium with 3-D Theatricals (Anaheim, CA) for Invisible by David Hollingsworth and David Orris with funding from The Alhadeff Charitable Foundation.

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company (Jacksonville, FL) for Drawn from the Water by Darryl Reuben Hall.

 

Writers Residency Grants

The 5th Avenue Theatre (Seattle, WA) for Intermission! by Jerry Zucker, Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary. Weiner is an alum from the 2000 Festival for Liberty Smith. Both Weiner and Zachary are alumni from the 2001 Festival for The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses.

American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) for Michael Collins by Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman. Cunningham and Salzman are alumni from their 2005 Festival show I Love You Because.

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Rehearsal for INVISIBLE at New Musicals Inc.

Ars Nova (New York, NY) for The Lucky Ones by Abigail Nessen Bengson, Shaun Bengson and Sarah Gancher.

Artpark and Company (Lewiston, NY) for Elephant in the Room by Jean Marie Keevins and Sahr Ngaujah.

Diversionary Theatre (San Diego, CA) for Run Away Home by Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser. Sohne and Rosser are both alumni from their 2013 Festival show The Boy Who Danced on Air.

New York Theatre Barn (New York, NY) for Eastbound by Cheeyang Ng and Khiyon Hursey.

Village Theatre (Issaquah, WA) for an untitled project by Justin Huertas, Kisten deLohr Helland and Sara Porkalob.


2015-2016

Production Grants

Ars Nova (New York, NY) for Futurity by Cesar Alvarez and The Lisps.

Diversionary Theatre (San Diego, CA) for The Boy Who Danced on Air by Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser with support from Kathryn & Raymond Harbert.  This project was previously presented in NAMT’s 2013 Festival of New Musicals and also received a Writers Residency Grant for its development at New York Theatre Barn.

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The cast of FUTURITY at Ars Nova. Photo by Ben Arons.

Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn, NJ) for Ever After by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich with support from Stacey Mindich Productions.

Transport Group Theatre (New York, NY) for The Blonde Streak by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer with support from The Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation.  Both writers are NAMT Festival alumni for notes to MariAnne (Fest ’11) and Joe! The Musical (Fest ’00).

 

Project Development Grants

The 5th Avenue Theatre (Seattle, WA) for Dutch Master by Marc Acito and Jeffrey Stock with support from Stacey Mindich Productions.

La Jolla Playhouse (La Jolla, CA) for The Hunter S. Thompson Musical by Joe Iconis and Gregory Moss with support from The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.  Iconis is a NAMT Festival alumnus for his show Bloodsong of Love (NAMT Fest ’11).

 

Writers Residency Grants

11th Hour Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA) for Big Red Sun by John Jiler and Georgia Stitt, with support from The Human Race Theatre Co. Big Red Sun appeared in our 2010 Festival of New Musicals.

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EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse

Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX) for an untitled project by Rajiv Joseph and Bill Sherman.

MCC Theater (New York, NY) for Magnificent Climb by Rick Elice and Will Van Dyke. Van Dyke is an alumnus from NAMT’s 2015 Festival for Imagine Harry.

Pittsburgh CLO (Pittsburgh, PA) for Nero by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, with support from The Human Race Theatre Co. Sheik is an alumnus from NAMT’s 2015 Festival for Noir.

Theatre Aspen (Aspen, CO) for Finn the Fearless by Andrew Farmer and Andrew Butler.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, CA) for The Four Immigrants Manga by Min Kahng.


 

2014-2015

Kyle Beltran, Carla Duren, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Adam Chanler-Berat in THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE at The Public Theater. Photo by Doug Hamilton.
Kyle Beltran, Carla Duren, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Adam Chanler-Berat in THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE at The Public Theater. Photo by Doug Hamilton.

Production Grants

THE CIRCUS IN WINTER at Goodspeed Musicals
THE CIRCUS IN WINTER at Goodspeed Musicals. Photo by Diane Soblewski.

Goodspeed Musicals (East Haddam, CT) for The Circus in Winter with music and lyrics by Ben Clark, and book by Hunter Foster and Beth Turcotte, with support from Stacey Mindich Productions. This project was presented in NAMT’s 2012 Festival of New Musicals. Festival alumnus Hunter Foster’s Summer of ’42 was presented in our 1999 Festival of New Musicals.

The Public Theater (New York, NY) for The Fortress of Solitude by Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses, with support from Stacey Mindich Productions. The Fortress of Solitude has previously received a Project Development Grant for its development at Dallas Theater Center. Itamar Moses is an alumnus from NAMT’s 2012 Festival for Nobody Loves You, which also received a Project Development Grant in 2011-2012 in support of its time at The Old Globe.


Project Development Grants

The 5th Avenue Theatre (Seattle, WA) for Beautiful Poison by Duane Poole, Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, with support from the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund. Beautiful Poison was also selected for the 2014 Festival.  Milburn and Vigoda are alumni for NAMT’s 2012 Festival’s Sleeping Beauty Wakes and 2004 Festival’s Striking 12. Milburn was also the composer of 2011’s Watt?!?.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Chicago, IL) for Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Gunter by Hannah Kohl, Will Aronson and Daniel Maté, with support from the Alhadeff Family Foundation. Aronson and Maté are alumni from NAMT’s 2010 Festival for The Trouble With Doug.

Village Theatre (Issaquah, WA) for Jesus in My Bedroom by Brian Yorkey, Melanie Burgess and Tim Symons, underwritten by generous support from Kathryn & Raymond Harbert. Brian Yorkey is an alumnus of NAMT’s 2001 Festival for Making Tracks.

MY HEART IS THE DRUM at Kent State University (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)

 

Writers Residency Grants

Ars Nova for K-Pop by Teddy Bergman, Helen Park and Jason Kim.

AMTP at Northwestern for The Enlightenment of Percival Von Smootz by Michael Kooman and Chris Dimond.  Kooman and Dimond are alumni for Dani Girl (Fest ’11) and The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes (Fest ’14).

Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance (Kent, OH) for My Heart Is the Drum by Phillip Palmer, Jennie Redling and Stacey Luftig, underwritten by generous support from Kathryn & Raymond Harbert. My Heart Is the Drum appeared in our 2013 Festival of New Musicals.

New York Theatre Barn (New York, NY) for The Boy Who Danced on Air by Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser, underwritten by generous support from Kathryn & Raymond Harbert. The Boy Who Danced on Air appeared in our 2013 Festival of New Musicals.

Theater Latté Da for The Last Queen of Canaan by Harrison David Rivers, Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik. The Last Queen of Canaan appeared in our 2015 Festival of New Musicals.



2013-2014

 

Production Grants

Barrington Stage Company (Pittsfield, MA) for Southern Comfort by Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis. This project previously received a Project Development Grant in support of its time at CAP21, a Writers Residency Grant for its time at Playwrights Horizons and was presented in NAMT’s 2012 Festival of New Musicals.

Transport Group (New York, NY) for The Memory Show by Sara Cooper and Zachary Redler, with support from Stacey Mindich Productions. The Memory Show was presented in NAMT’s 2009 Festival of New Musicals.


Project Development Grants

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Chicago, IL) for Summerland by Laura Eason, Jenny Giering and Sean Barry. Giering is an alumna from NAMT’s 2005 Festival for Princess Caraboo.

Dallas Theater Center (Dallas,TX) for The Fortress of Solitude by Itamar Moses and Michael Friedman, with support from the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund. Moses is an alumnus from NAMT’s 2012 Festival for Nobody Loves You, which also received a Project Development Grant in 2011-2012 in support of its time at The Old Globe.

Human Race Theatre Company (Dayton, OH) for The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, with support from The Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation. Kooman and Dimond are alumni from NAMT’s 2011 Festival for Dani Girland The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes was also selected for the 2014 Festival of New Musicals.

TRIANGLE at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
TRIANGLE at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK) for Triangle by Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, with support from Stacey Mindich Productions. Triangle was presented in NAMT’s 2012 Festival of New Musicals.


Writers Residency Grants

Ars Nova (New York, NY) for Robin by Shaina Taub and Jen Silverman.

CAP21 (New York, NY) for LIVE! NUDE! GIRL! by Wayne Barker and Donna Kaz.

Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY) for Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington, Adam Gwon and Jenny Giering. All three authors are NAMT Festival alumni: Laura Harrington for The Perfect 36 (Fest ’96), Adam Gwon for Ordinary Days (Fest ’08), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Fest ’11) and String (Fest ’14); and Jenny Giering for Princess Caraboo (Fest ’05).

Theater Latté Da (Minneapolis, MN) for C by Bradley Greenwald and Robert Elhai.

 


2012-2013

 

Production Grants

Far From Heaven at Playwrights Horizons. Photo by Joan Marcus.
FAR FROM HEAVEN at Playwrights Horizons. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Diversionary Theatre Productions (San Diego, CA) for Harmony, Kansas by Bill Nelson and Anna K. Jacobs, with support from The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund. This project previously received a NAMT Writers Residency Grant in support of its time at Barrington Stage Company (MA).

Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY) for Far From Heaven by Richard Greenberg, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. Korie is an alumnus of NAMT’s 1989 Festival of New Musicals for Blanco.

WHEELHOUSE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
WHEELHOUSE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

TheatreWorks (Palo Alto, CA) for Wheelhouse by Gene Lewin, Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, with support from Stacey Mindich Productions. Milburn is an alumnus from NAMT’s 2011 Festival of New Musicals for Watt?!? and, along with Vigoda, for Beautiful Poison (Fest ’14), Sleeping Beauty Wakes (Fest ’12) and Striking 12 (Fest ’04),


Project Development Grants

American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) for The Verona Project by Amanda Dehnert, with support from The Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation.

Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles, CA) for Up and Adam by Matt Sax.

Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX) for Stagger Lee by Will Power, Justin Ellington and Daryl Waters.

Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre, University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) for Something Wicked This Way Comes by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, with funds contributed in honor of former NAMT Executive Director Kathy Evans. Bartram and Hill are alumni from NAMT’s 2007 Festival for The Story of My Life.


Writers Residency Grants 

Goodspeed Musicals (East Haddam, CT) for The Single Girls Guide by Tommy Newman and Gordon Greenberg. The Single Girls Guide was selected for the 2013 Festival. Newman and Greenberg are alumni from NAMT’s 2009 Festival of New Musicals for Band Geeks!. Newman is also an alumnus for Tinyard Hill in the 2007 Festival.

Millikin University (Decatur, IL) for Bastard Jones by Amy Engelhardt and Marc Acito.

New Musical Foundation (New York, NY) for Mad Scientists by Marc Acito, Christine McKinley and James Beaton.

Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse (Sharon, CT) for Strange Tails by Rob Rokicki and Michael Ruby.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Co. (Weston, VT) for an untitled project by Ryan Scott Oliver.

 


2011-2012

 

Production Grants

Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles, CA) for Los Otros by Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael John LaChuisa, with support from the Ann Palmer Foundation. Fitzhugh is an alumna from NAMT’s 1995 Festival of New Musicals for Paper Moon.

The Spirit of Broadway Theater (Norwich, CT) for Snow by Sean Hartley. Hartley is an alumnus from NAMT’s 2000 Festival of New Musicals for Cupid & Psyche.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company (Weston, VT) for Saint-Ex by Jenny Giering and Sean Barry, with support from Stacey Mindich Productions. Giering is an alumna from NAMT’s 2005 Festival of New Musicals for Princess Caraboo.


Project Development Grants

SOUTHERN COMFORT at CAP21
SOUTHERN COMFORT at CAP21

CAP 21 (New York, NY) for Southern Comfort by Julianne Wick Davis and Dan Collins, with support from The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

La Jolla Playhouse (La Jolla, CA) for The Life of John Birch by Keith Bunin and Mark Bennett.

The Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, CA) for Nobody Loves You by Gaby Alter and Itamar Moses. Nobody Loves You was selected for the 2012 Festival of New Musicals.

Public Theater/NYSF (New York, NY) for February House by Gabe Kahane and Seth Bockley.

Uptown Players (Dallas, TX) for Crazy Just Like Me by Louis Sacco and Drew Gasparini.


Writers Residency Grants

Ars Nova (New York, NY) for Suprema by Jordan Harrison & Daniel Zaitchik.

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (Chicago, IL) for Othello: The Remix by GQ & JQ (The Q Brothers). Othello: The Remix was selected for the 2015 Festival.

Milikin University (Decatur, IL) for The Grid by Marisa Michelson and Frank Terry.

New York Theatre Barn (New York, NY) for Speargrove Presents by Sammy Buck & Brandon James Gwinn.

New York University: The Steinhardt School (New York, NY) for Pool Boy by Janet Allard & Nikos Tsakalakos.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR) for Elijah By Night by Shaina Taub.

Theatre Under The Stars (Houston, TX) for Love Like Crazy by Ryan Kennedy.

TheatreWorks (Palo Alto, CA) for La Ronde by Kait Kerrigan, Brian Lowdermilk, Chris Miller, Michael R. Jackson, Adam Gwon, Jenny Giering, Janine Nabers, Deb Stein, Dan Dietz, Lauren Gunderson, and Peter Nachtreib.

 


2010-2011

 

Production Grants

GIANT at Dallas Theatre Center
GIANT at Dallas Theater Center

Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX), in a co-production with The Public Theater (New York, NY), for Giant by Michael John LaChuisa and Sybille Pearson, with support from Dallas Summer Musicals.

Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC) for Liberty Smith by Adam Abraham, Eric R. Cohen, Marc Madnick and Michael Weiner, which was presented in NAMT’s 2000 Festival of New Musicals, with support from The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

The Human Race Theatre Co. (Dayton, OH) for right next to me by Gregg Coffin, with support from Theatre Under The Stars.  Coffin is an alumnus from NAMT’s 2000 Festival of New Musicals for Convenience.

TheatreWorks (Palo Alto, CA) for A Christmas Memory by Larry Grossman, Carol Hall and Duane Poole, with support from The Ann Palmer Foundation.  Grossman is an alumnus of NAMT’s 1995 Festival of New Musicals for Paper Moon, Hall is an alumna for Good Sports in 1993 and Poole is an alumnus from Beautiful Poison in 2014.


Project Development Grants

NEXT THING YOU KNOW at CAP21. Photo by Greg Solomon.
NEXT THING YOU KNOW at CAP21. Photo by Greg Solomon.

CAP 21 (New York, NY) for Next Thing You Know by Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman, with support from Stacey Mindich Productions.  Cunningham and Salzman are alumni of NAMT’s 2005 Festival of New Musicals for I Love You Because.

Lark Play Development Center (New York, NY) for Love Kills by Kyle Jarrow, who is an alumnus of NAMT’s 2009 Festival of New Musicals for Hostage Song.

Village Theatre (Issaquah, WA) for Oneida by Beth Blatt and Daniel Green. Blatt is an alumna of NAMT’s 2005 Festival of New Musicals for Princess Caraboo.


Early Collaboration Grant

Theater Latte Da (Minneapolis, MN) for Through Ellis Island by Dan Chouinard and Peter Rothstein.


Writers Residency Grants

Academy for New Musical Theatre (North Hollywood, CA) for Duplexity by Eric Dodson and Jake Anthony.

THROUGH ELLIS ISLAND at Theatre Latte Da
THROUGH ELLIS ISLAND at Theatre Latte Da

Barrington Stage Co. (Pittsfield, MA) for Harmony, Kansas by Bill Nelson and Anna K. Jacobs.

The Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA) for Factory Girls by Maggie-Kate Coleman, Creighton Irons and Sean Mahoney, which was presented in NAMT’s 2009 Festival of New Musicals.

The Little Theatre On The Square (Sullivan, IL) for How to Bust a Bully! by Terry Abrahamson, Michael Carlson and Buddy Reeder.

Millikin University (Decatur, IL) for String by Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond.

Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY) for Southern Comfort by Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis.

TheatreWorks (Menlo Park, CA) for Fly By Night by Kimberly Rosenstock, Will Connolly, and Michael Mitnick.

 


2009-2010

 

Production Grants

Ordinary Days Adirondack
ORDINARY DAYS at Adirondack Theatre Company

Adirondack Theatre Festival (Glens Falls, NY) for Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon, which was part of NAMT’s 2008 Festival of New Musicals, with underwriting support from Stacey Mindich.

Red Mountain Theatre Company (Birmingham, AL) for Barnstormer by Cheryl Davis and Douglas Cohen, which was part of NAMT’s 2008 Festival of New Musicals, with underwriting support from Broadway Across America.


Project Development Grants

Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles, CA) for Post Office with book & lyrics by Melissa James Gibson and music by Michael Friedman, with underwriting support from Broadway Across America.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Chicago, IL) for The Emperor’s New Clothes with music & lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Dave Holstein, with underwriting support from The Mackintosh Foundation.  Schmuckler is an alumnus of NAMT’s 2009 Festival of New Musicals for How Can You Run With A Shell on Your Back?

BAND GEEKS! at Goodspeed Musicals
BAND GEEKS! at Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals (East Haddam, CT) for Band Geeks! with a book by Tommy Newman & Gordon Greenberg, lyrics by Gaby Alter & Newman, music by Mark Allen, Alter & Newman, concept by Newman, with underwriting support from The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund. Band Geeks! was part of NAMT’s 2009 Festival of New Musicals Allen and Newman are alumni from NAMT’s 2007 Festival of New Musicals forTinyard Hill; Newman is also an alum from Single Girls Guide (Fest ’13), and Alter is an alumnus from Nobody Loves You (Fest ’12). 

The Human Race Theatre Company
(Dayton, OH) for The Trimble Wars with music by Sean Michael Flowers, book & lyrics by Patrick Vaughn, with underwriting support from Charlie Fink/New Musical Foundation.

The Old Globe
(San Diego, CA) for The Weird Sisters with music by Ian Williams and book & lyrics by Aaron Jafferis, with underwriting support from The Lake Company, Inc.  Both Williams and Jafferis are alumni from NAMT’s 2007 Festival of New Musicals for Kingdom.


Early Collaboration Grant

Ford’s Theatre Society (Washington, DC) for The House by Andrew Gerle and Eddie Sugarman, with underwriting support from The Shen Family Foundation.  Gerle and Sugarman are alumni from NAMT’s 2005 Festival of New Musicals for Meet John Doe.