The Play Co. gets $135K from Mellon

The Play Company – currently presenting ENJOY at 59E59 – is delighted to announce it has been awarded a three-year, $135,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation designated to support an artistic director’s discretionary fund and cash reserves.   The grant is intended to help The Play Company maintain artistic initiatives and significantly develop the company’s working capital fund.

“I am honored that The Mellon Foundation has selected The Play Company, along with a highly respected group of colleague theatres here in New York, to be recognized and supported at this time,” says Founding Producer Kate Loewald.  “This generous grant helps us enormously, and encourages us to continue to be bold, adventurous and forward-thinking in our artistic work.  It also enables us realize our goal of building a meaningful cash reserve fund, that will help Play Co. maintain financial stability in this turbulent economic environment.  We can continue to take risks on plays and artists we believe in, further our goal of providing artists with resources to generate original work, and explore new ways to connect local audiences with a whole world of new plays.”

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