2010 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 13, 2009 deadline ]
Folk & Traditional Arts |
Local Arts Agencies
Media Arts |
Musical Theater |
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
42nd Street Moon
San Francisco, CA
To support script and score restorations and the production of Three Sisters, a musical play by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. Co-Artistic Director and musical theater historian Greg MacKellan will restore the production script with score restoration and new chamber orchestrations by musical director Dave Dobrusky.
5th Avenue Theatre Association
To support Theater for Youth Across Washington State. Producing Artistic Director David Armstrong and Associate Producing Artistic Director William Berry will lead two education programs for youth in grades K-12 and the tour of a new musical by composer/lyricist Albert Evans.
Adventure Theatre (Consortium)
Glen Echo, MD
To support the development and co-production of Mirandy and Brother Wind, with accompanying education and outreach activites. Jennifer Nelson will direct the production, with music and lyrics by John L. Cornelius and adaption/libretto by Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt from the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Patricia McKissack.
Artists Collective for Social Change
Fort Lee, NJ
To support Broadway in the Schools and accompanying educational activities. Executive Director Alexis Marnel will lead an eight-month residency in which students create an original musical at the Henry Highland Garnet School for Success (PS 175) in Harlem, New York.
Berkshire Theatre Festival, Inc. (aka BTF)
To support the annual BTF PLAYS! community production. Artistic Associate E. Gray Simons III and Associate Director Travis G. Daly will direct community members in Willy Wonka, a musical with lyrics and music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.
Casa Mañana Musicals, Inc. (Consortium)
Fort Worth, TX
To support a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with accompanying educational and outreach activities. The musical was written by the British team of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, and this production will be directed by Richard Stafford.
Civic Light Opera (aka Pittsburgh CLO) (Consortium)
To support the National High School Musical Theater Awards. In partnership with Theater Under the Stars of Houston and other regional theaters, Pittsburgh CLO will conduct a program to recognize achievement in high school musical theater at the national level.
Civic Light Opera (aka Pittsburgh CLO)
To support a production of Oliver! and related youth outreach activities. Students from the CLO Academy of Musical Theater will take part in the production.
Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, Inc. (aka The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene)
New York, NY
To support a production of The Golden Land, with accompanying educational and outreach activities. Folksbiene Artistic Director and Yiddish musical theater artist Zalmen Mlotek will collaborate with actor/producer/agent Moishe Rosenfeld to produce the musical.
Lyric Stage, Inc.
To support a production of the 1960s Broadway hit Bye Bye Birdie by Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, and Michael Stewart. Cheryl Denson will direct, and music director/conductor Jay Dias will conduct a full orchestra playing Robert Ginzler's original Broadway orchestrations.
Mad River Theater Works
West Liberty, OH
To support the creation of a new play with music in partnership with residents of farm communities and small towns in rural Ohio. The piece will explore the history of the participating communities by focusing on stories in the Works Progress Administration Ohio Guide published in 1939.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Inc.
To support a production of Academy, a new, full-length musical by Artistic Director Andrew Kato, with book, music, and lyrics by John Mercurio. Education and outreach activities will include a class on musical theater development for community members, workshops with students at area schools, and talkback opportunities for audience members.
Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance (aka The Marsh and MarshYouth Theater)
San Francisco, CA
To support a production of Siddhartha: The Bright Path, with a cast of young actors from an affiliated theater arts program. The performance opportunity is designed to introduce the students to the rigors of a professional production experience.
MCT, Inc. (aka Missoula Children's Theatre)
To support a national performing arts residency tour to underserved communities. Touring actors and directors will cast local youth in an original musical, to be rehearsed and performed for an audience within a week.
Music Theatre of Wichita, Inc. (aka MTWichita)
To support a production of Tony Award-winning musical Crazy For You. Producing Artistic Director Wayne Bryan will collaborate with musical director Thomas Wesley Douglas to produce the work with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and libretto by Ken Ludwig.
New York City Center, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Encores!, a series of staged concert productions of classic and lesser-known Broadway musicals. Musicals with original orchestrations and books will be staged by professional creative teams.
PCPA Foundation (aka PCPA Theaterfest)
Santa Maria, CA
To support a production of West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein, and choreography and concept by Jerome Robbins. Literary Manager Patricia M. Troxel and resident artist and choreographer Michael Jenkinson will co-direct under the leadership of Artistic Director/Associate Dean Mark Booher.
Prospect Theater Company Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the Broadway Bound Workshop & Staged Reading Project. Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel will collaborate with Goodwill Theatre's (Johnson City, New York) Executive Director Naima Kradjian to create an artist residency with workshops and a reading series.
Red Mountain Theatre Company
To support a production of the 1959 Tony and Theatre World Award-winning musical The Sound of Music, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsey and Russell Crouseas. Executive Director Keith Cromwell will direct and choreograph, with musical direction by Kevin Finn.
Rude Mechanicals-A Theatre Collective (aka Rude Mechs)
To support the production of the contemporary musical I've Never Been So Happy, with accompanying educational and outreach activities. Company members Thomas Graves and Lana Lesley will co-direct, with book by Kirk Lynn and music by Peter Stopschinski.
Salama Fellowship Urban Ministries, Inc. (aka Salama Institute) (on behalf of Salama Institute Performing Arts Series)
To support Salama Institute's 2010 Performing Arts Series. Associate Director Bill Crimm will oversee the series, and Persephone Felder-Fentress and Dr. Peter Fields will co-direct a presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel.
San Jose Children's Musical Theater (aka Children's Musical Theater San Jose)
San Jose, CA
To support a production of the musical Miss Saigon. Artistic Director Kevin Hauge will direct the modern adaptation of Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, with music and lyrics by Alan Boublil and Richard Maltby.
Shadow Box Theatre, Inc.
New York, NY
To support performances of shadow puppet musicals for family audiences. Repertory productions will include The African Drum, three traditional African folk tales told through drumming, storytelling, song, and dance, and Little is Big, an undersea adventure that teaches courage, tolerance, and the meaning of friendship.
Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (aka Teatro SEA)
New York, NY
To support a tour of children's musical theater in Spanish to underserved Latino neighborhoods in New York City and Puerto Rico. Performances will be presented in libraries, schools, museums, parks, and community theaters.
To support the development, live production, and national radio broadcast of Through Ellis Island: A Musical Voyage To America. Artistic Director Peter Rothstein will collaborate with composer and storyteller Dan Chouinard.
Theatre Building Chicago, NFP
To support the Musical Theatre Writers' Workshop. Workshop director John Sparks and Artistic Director Allan Chambers will lead the development program for lyricists, composers, and book writers to cultivate new musicals.
New York, NY
To support a national tour of original theater productions for young audiences. Performances will be presented in professional theaters, schools, and performing arts centers in as many as 29 states and the District of Columbia.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (on behalf of Playmakers Repertory Company)
Chapel Hill, NC
To support a production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with music and lyrics by Roger Miller and book by William Hauptman. The Playmakers Repertory Company production will be directed by Artistic Director Joseph Haj, with musical direction by Jack Herrick of the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers.
York Theatre Company, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Musicals in Mufti series. The series presents staged concert performances of notable but lesser-known works of musical theater.
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