National Endowment for the Arts Announces $100,000 in NEA Distinguished New Play Development Project Grants

(9-2-10) Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, today announced the 2010 NEA New Play Development Program’s Distinguished New Play grants. Five theaters will each receive a grant of $20,000 to support the early stages of development for a new play with strong potential to merit a full production:

  • About Face Theatre (Chicago, IL)
    for Tanya Saracho’s The Albert Cashier Project
  • Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis, MN)
    for Larissa FastHorse’s Fancy Dancer
  • Cornerstone Theater Company (Los Angeles, CA)
    for Tom Jacobson’s West Hollywood Musical
  • McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton, NJ)
    for Emily Mann’s Hoodwinked
  • Woolly Mammoth Theater Company (Washington, DC)
    for Danai Gurira’s Zimbabwe Project

Working in close collaboration with the playwrights, each theater will use this funding for development activities, such as dramaturgy, design workshops and consultations, read-throughs, public readings, workshop productions, and open rehearsals.

Get full details and project descriptions here.