The NOLA Project Receives 2017 National Theatre Company Grant from the American Theatre Wing

The NOLA Project Receives 2017 National Theatre Company Grant from the American Theatre Wing

The NOLA Project has announced that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, is awarding the company with one of the 2017 National Theatre Company grants.

Created by American Theatre Wing to recognize and support the most promising emerging theatre companies, the 2017 grants for Initial Support are being presented to nine 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 second year implementing new guidelines, creating Second-Time Support grants which are being presented to three companies. These grants for the 2017 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 2016. 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 A.J. Allegra, artistic director of The NOLA Project. "We are also very privileged to be one of only three companies to receive this recognition for a second time."

The American Theatre Wing advances the future of American Theatre by celebrating excellence and nurturing the next generation: on stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. They envision an American Theatre that is as vital, multi-faceted, and diverse as the American people. For more information, visit

The NOLA Project is an ensemble-driven theatre company that strives to challenge, entertain, and engage diverse New Orleans audiences through high-quality and innovative performances of relevant great works, the development and production of new plays, and comprehensive educational opportunities for aspiring theatre artists. The NOLA Project's aim is to continue producing the very finest and most exciting theatre in New Orleans and to put the city of New Orleans on the national map as a major player in the American regional theatre scene. For more information, visit

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