Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

NAMT Gives $50,000 In Grants for New Works Including The Public's GIANT

The National Alliance for Musical Theater has announced eight projects that will receive funding from the organization's National Fund for New Musicals, according to Variety. 

Among the projects chosen are a new musical titled, GIANT, by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson. The project is being co-producted by Off Broadway's Public Theater and the Dallas theater Center with support from Dallas Summer Musicals.  GIANT is based on the 1952 novel which was also made into a film starring James Dean.  The production has received funds to put on a full production.  The show was seen in an earlier form last year at the Signature Theater in Arlington, VA. 

Other shows which will receive grants for full prudctions (receiving between $10,000 and $20,000) include Adam Abraham, Eric R. Cohen, Marc Madnick, and Michael Weiner's LIBERTY SMITH at Washington D.C.'s Ford Theate; Gregg Coffin's RIGHT NEXT TO ME at the Human Race Theater Company in Dayton, Ohio; and Larry Grossman, Carol Hall, and Duane Poole's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at TheaterWorks in Palo Alto, CA.

Other companies will receive funds in order to put on a workshop or a reading (up to $6,000).  These are CAP 21 for Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman's NEXT THING YOU KNOW, Lark Play Development Center for Kyle Jarrow's LOVE KILLS, and the Village Theater in Issaquah WA for Beth Blatt and Daniel Green's ONEIDA. 

The Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis will receive up to $2,500 for early developmental work for Dan Chouinard and Peter Rothstein's TROUGH ELLIS ISLAND. 

This year, NAMT has granted $50,000 toward the development of new works at non-profit theaters which are members of NAMT.

NAMT also operates an annual Festival of New Musicals which has given shows like THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLE and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE their starts.  

Related Articles View More Off-Broadway Stories   Shows

More Hot Stories For You