Or to their charitable Foundation, at least.
Interesting that a $5 million dollar budget still only counts as "mid-size" in this town.
Twenty-five not-for-profit theatres received a total of $82,000 in grant money awarded by The New York Times Company Foundation Fund for Mid-Size Theatres.
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) administered the awards, which were given to companies with annual operating budgets between $500,000 and $5 million.
In case you're wondering, a "small" theatre would be one with an annual budget between $100,000 and $500,000. Less than $100,000? Don't ask. Luckily ART/NY runs a separate fund for the "small" group of $150,000 grants, to which the Times Foundation is also contributing, along with its main sponsor, Chase.
And I wonder how many "large"--i.e. over $5 million budgeted--nonprofit theatres there could even be in this city? Lincoln Center, Roundabout, that's two. MTC? Do they count BAM???
Anyway, thankfully the "mid-size" list is impressively inclusive and even extends beyond Manhattan, where those 82 G's will go much further:
- Atlantic Theater Company, Inc.
- Brooklyn Arts Exchange - BAX
- Black Spectrum Theatre Company, Inc.
- Classical Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
- Coney Island USA
- CSC Repertory, LTD
- DiCapo Opera Theatre
- Ensemble Studio Theatre
- The Flea Theater
- HERE Arts Center
- The Irish Repertory Theatre, Inc.
- La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Inc.
- Mabou Mines Development Foundation, Inc.
- Ma-Yi Theatre Ensemble, Inc.
- MCC Theater
- Mint Theater Company, Inc.
- Ping Chong and Company
- Pregones Theater
- Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Co.
- Queens Theatre in the Park, Inc.
- Repertorio Espanol
- Thalia Spanish Theatre, Inc.
- Women's Project and Productions
- Wooster Group, Inc.
- Young Playwrights, Inc.