Thursday, March 11, 2010

Steppenwolf Announces Mellon Grant Recipients

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce it has commissioned playwrights Lisa D’Amour and Tanya Saracho to create two new plays each for the Steppenwolf ensemble over the next two years. These commissions are funded by a three-year grant presented to Steppenwolf in 2008 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Over the next three years, Steppenwolf will commission two additional playwrights, who along with D’Amour and Saracho, will write a total of eight new plays for the theatre’s ensemble through Steppenwolf’s New Plays Initiative. The commissions are part of a new initiative to expand the creation and development of new plays for the American stage—while providing audiences greater transparency into the artistic process.

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