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SOUTH OF BROADWAY THEATRE COMPANY RECEIVES RECOGNITION FROM THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING, Founder of the Tony Awards
We are pleased to announce that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, is awarding the South of Broadway Theatre Company with one of the 2016 National Theatre Company grants.
Created by American Theatre Wing to recognize and support the most promising emerging theatre companies, the 2016 grants for Initial Support are being presented to seven companies from around the country. Companies chosen to receive the grants 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.
“The recognition from the American Theatre Wing, founder and sponsor of the Tony Awards, is a tremendous honor,” said Mary Gould, Founder and Producer at South of Broadway Theatre Company. As one of only 7 theatre companies across the country to receive this recognition it is a profound endorsement and validation of our history, our product and our vision of the past 16 years to become a LORT theatre and Tony Awards eligible. As we move forward with the launching of the Daniel Island Performing Arts Center which will be South of Broadway’s future home, that vision becomes possible.
For information about Daniel Island Performing Arts Center visit: www.DanielislandPAC.com for information
More information about the National Theatre Company grants can be found at AmericanTheatreWing.org
About the American Theatre Wing:
The American Theatre Wing is dedicated to advancing artistic excellence and nurturing theatre’s next generation: on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. For nearly a century, the Wing has pursued this mission with programs that span the nation to invest in the growth and evolution of American Theatre. Traditionally, the Wing has encouraged members of the theatre community to share their off-stage time and talent directly with the theatre audience at large–whether it was singing for the troops in the Stage Door Canteen of the 1940s, or sharing their stories on a podcast today. As the founders of The Tony Awards®, the American Theatre Wing has developed the foremost national platform for the recognition of theatrical achievement on Broadway. Yet the Wing’s reach extends beyond Broadway and beyond New York. The American Theatre Wing is now in a long-term partnership with The Village Voice to co-present The Obie Awards, off-Broadway’s Highest Honor. The Wing also develops the next generation of theatre professionals through the SpringboardNYC and Theatre Intern Network programs, incubates innovative theatre across the country through the National Theatre Company Grants, fosters the song of American theatre through the Jonathan Larson Grants, honors the best in New York theatrical design with the Henry Hewes Design Award, illuminates the creative process through the “Working in the Theatre” program and media archive. Finally, the Wing supports theatre education opportunities for underserved young people and under-resourced public schools around the United States with the newly launched Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative. Visitors to AmericanTheatreWing.org can gain inspiration and insight into the artistic process through the Wing’s extensive media collection, and learn more about its programming for students, aspiring and working professionals, and audiences.