Innovation & Exploration Fund Past Recipients
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company (Colorado Springs, CO) to support the research and development of a Musical Theatre Production Apprenticeship Program.
Lyric Theatre @ Illinois (Urbana, IL) to support “Crazy for the Shim-Sham-Shimmy,” a community engagement project centered on the theatre’s production of Crazy for You.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater (Pittsburgh, PA) to support the outfitting and expansion of inclusive devices and equitable access to artistic programming in their theatre.
The Musical Stage Company (Toronto, ON) to support audience accessibility at the Heliconian Club during their upcoming production of Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life.
Theater Latté Da (Minneapolis, MN) to support Artists Intersecting with Audiences, an effort to strengthen and transform post-show discussions for future seasons.
This is the second round of grants awarded from the Innovation & Exploration Grant in a program funded by the Alhadeff Charitable Foundation. The recipients were selected by a distinguished panel, moderated by NAMT Executive Director, Betsy King Militello. The panelists were Maria Goyanes, Director of Producing and Artistic Planning at the Public Theater and NAMT Board Member; Chris Ignacio, Associate Producer at Ma-Yi Theater; Ann Marie Lonsdale, Deputy Director of A.R.T./New York; Carolyn D. Miller, Co-Founder/Owner of Creative Endeavor Office; Courtney Simms, Director of Advancement at The Muny; and Abbie Van Nostrand, Director of Corporate Communications at Samuel French.
11th Hour Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA) to support the hiring of a marketing analyst to improve audience development efforts.
Atlantic Theater Company (New York, NY) to support the creation of a behind-the-scenes podcast for their production of This Ain’t No Disco by Stephen Trask, Peter Yanowitz and Rick Elice.
Goodspeed Musicals (East Haddam, CT) to support their new Theatre Access Across Connecticut (TAAC) education program.
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK) to support the integration of a Deaf performer into their production of Fun Home.
North Carolina Theatre (Raleigh, NC) to support a new outreach program, The Autism and Sensory Accessibility Project.
Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY) to support the creation of a video tour for audience members with disabilities.
This is the first year of grants awarded from the Innovation & Exploration Grant in a pilot program funded by the Alhadeff Charitable Foundation. The recipients were selected by a distinguished panel, moderated by NAMT Executive Director, Betsy King Militello. The panelists were Anika Chapin, Literary Manager of Two River Theater; Lisa E. Cooney, Director of Education of Paper Mill Playhouse; Drew Francis, Creative and Marketing Director for Red Mountain Theatre Company; Michael G. Murphy, President of Shea’s Performing Arts Center and NAMT Board member; and Lily Traub.