The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced its grant recipients for 2023-2024, awarding $105,000 in grants to NAMT member organizations.
“We are immensely proud to support the creativity and innovation of artists and administrators through these grants,” says NAMT Executive Director Betsy King Militello. “The projects and organizations recognized this year embody the resilience, ingenuity, and passion that drive the field forward. Both the Frank Young Fund and the Impact & Exploration Fund stand as vital instruments in nurturing the future of musical theatre. NAMT is unwavering in its commitment to progress and fostering collaboration among NAMT member organizations, writers, and audiences.”
The Frank Young Fund for New Musicals, intended to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in the creation, development, and production of new musicals, has awarded the following member organizations $5,000-$10,000 each to support full productions:
Ars Nova (New York, NY) for (pray) by nicHi Douglas, S T A R R Busby and Tariq Al-Sabir.
Atlantic Theater Company (New York, NY) for Days of Wine and Roses by Adam Guettel, with funding from the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.
Constellation Stage + Screen (Bloomington, IN) for The Moon & The Sea by Douglas Lyons and Creighton Irons, with funding from The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Organization.
La Jolla Playhouse (La Jolla, CA) for Redwood by Tina Landau, Kate Diaz, and Idina Menzel.
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK) for King of Pangaea by Martin Storrow (Fest ’22), with funding from The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Organization.
The Musical Stage Company Foundation (Ann Arbor, MI) for KELLY v. KELLY by Britta Johnson and Sara Farb.
Prospect Theater Company (New York, NY) for Lizard Boy by Justin Huertas (Fest ’20), with funding from The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Organization.
Seattle Rep (Seattle, WA) for Lydia and the Troll by Justin Huertas (Fest ’20).
The Frank Young Fund for New Musicals has also awarded each of the following member organizations $2,000-$5,000 to support a workshop or reading:
The 5th Avenue Theatre (Seattle, WA) for Yoko’s Husband’s Killer’s Japanese Wife, Gloria by Erika Ji, Clare Fuyuko Bierman, and Brandy Hoang Collier.
Diversionary Theatre (San Diego, CA) for TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix (Fest ’21) by EllaRose Chary & Brandon James Gwinn.
Philadelphia Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA) for Macbeth in Stride by Whitney White.
Theater Latté Da (Minneapolis, MN) for The Legend of La Llorona: A Zarzuela of La Frontera by Celeste Moreno.
The Impact & Exploration Fund, with funding from the Capdevilla Gillespie Foundation, has awarded the following member organizations $1,000 to $5,000 each to support their projects:
Constellation Stage + Screen (Bloomington, IN) for their Rural Community Access Tickets Initiative.
McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton, NJ) for their Anti-Bullying Workshops.
Music Theatre Wichita, Inc. (Wichita, KS) for their Child Protection Training.
Ogunquit Playhouse Foundation (Ogunquit, ME) for their ASL Interpreted Performances.
Olney Theatre Center (Olney, MD) for their Community Partners Program - Family Nights.
Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY) for their Playwrights Horizons Access Passport.
Seattle Rep (Seattle, WA) for their Spanish Open-Captioning for Little Women and Quixote Nuevo.
Signature Theatre (New York, NY) for their American Sign Language (ASL) Translation Expansion & Outreach.
The Musical Stage Company Foundation (Ann Arbor, MI) for Exploring Integrated ASL in Developing Musical Theatre: Cowboy Tempest & a Director of Artistic Sign Language.
Tuacahn Center for the Arts (Ivins, UT) for Replacement of Assistive Listening Devices.
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre is a not-for-profit organization serving the musical theatre community. To learn more, visit NAMT.org.