15 Theater Awards Total Nearly $1 Million

Publication: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Author: Stephan Salisbury

06/16/2009 - Nearly $1 million in grants has been awarded by the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, a program of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Pew officials announced yesterday.

The annual awards, this year totaling $938,000 and ranging from $14,520 to $150,000, will go to 15 theaters, presenters and individual artists in the Philadelphia area.

The funds will support a theatrical adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises (created by New York's Elevator Repair Service for the Philly Fringe Festival), as well as the U.S. premiere of Václav Havel's first new play since he stepped down as president of Czechoslovakia 20 years ago (Leaving, at the Wilma Theater).

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