Boise Contemporary Theater Wins $10,000 National Theatre Company Grant

Boise Contemporary Theater Wins $10,000 National Theatre Company GrantBoise Contemporary Theater is pleased to announce that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, is awarding Boise Contemporary Theater with a 2018 National Theatre Company Grant.

Created by American Theatre Wing to recognize and support the most promising emerging theatre companies, the 2018 grants for Initial Support are being presented to four 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.

This year marked the third year implementing new guidelines, creating Second-Time Support grants which are being presented to six companies. These grants for the 2018 cycle will be distributed for general operating support to companies who have already received the National Theatre Company Grant in grant cycles occurring between 2010 and 2017. It is the American Theatre Wing's hope to provide additional support for companies who plan to advance their work in a significant way and have a strategic goal to build the organization's capacity to continue to innovate and create a more dynamic American Theatre and have described an actionable plan to achieve that goal.

"The recognition from the American Theatre Wing is a tremendous honor," said Benjamin Burdick, Managing Director. "To be recognized alongside some of the premiere theater companies around the country speaks volumes about what we are creating here at BCT. It also speaks volumes about our incredible patrons and community here who continue to support new, vibrant theater. We are incredibly grateful to the ATW for this national recognition, and to the BCT member family for our local support. Without both, we wouldn't get to tell the stories."

More information about the National Theatre Company grants can be found at

Information about Boise Contemporary Theater is available at

One hundred years ago, on the eve of America's entry into World War I, seven suffragettes-all women of the theatre-came together to form The Stage Women's War Relief. A century later, the spirit and vision behind the founding of American Theatre Wing remains a touchstone for all we do. The Wing continues to champion bravery, with a focus on developing the next generation of brave artists. We envision an American Theatre that is as vital, multi-faceted, and diverse as the American people.

The Wing's programs span the nation to invest in the growth and evolution of American Theatre. We provide theatre education opportunities for underserved students through the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, develop the next generation of theatre professionals through the SpringboardNYC, Theatre Intern Network, and SwingSeats programs, incubate innovative theatre across the country through the National Theatre Company Grants, support emerging musical theatre songwriters through the Musical Theatre Songwriting Challenge (co-presented with the NEA) and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and illuminate the creative process through the Emmy-nominated "Working in the Theatre" documentary series. In addition to founding the Tony Awards, which are co-presented with The Broadway League, the American Theatre Wing co-presents the Obie Awards, Off Broadway's Highest Honor, with The Village Voice.

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