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Monday, June 09, 2008

Props to NYT

Or to their charitable Foundation, at least.

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.

Interesting that a $5 million dollar budget still only counts as "mid-size" in this town.

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.
Use it well "middle" children. Use it well.

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