Grantee Profile

Writers Theatre

Grants to Writers Theatre

  • $300,000

    2017 (Duration 5 years)

    Chicago Commitment

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — Writers’ Theatre produces works of literary significance in intimate settings at its facility in Glencoe, Illinois. It stages established plays and musicals from the canon, as well as premieres and second-run productions of contemporary playwrights. Writers’ Theatre also commissions, develops, and presents new plays and playwrights. Its year-round, award-winning, standards-based educational programs are available to students in the Chicago Public Schools. This award recommends five years of renewed general operating support to Writers’ Theatre.

  • $262,500

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — This grant will provide renewed multi-year general operating support to Writers’ Theatre, a nationally-recognized, critically-acclaimed theatre that produces classic and contemporary works of literary significance in intimate settings. Writers’ Theatre develops new works through its Literary Development Initiative, and has commissioned and developed new plays that have toured nationally, such as A Minister’s Wife. It engages more than 7,500 underserved Chicago area students through free, academically rigorous arts education curricula that were recognized in a 2010 Chicago Community Trust-commissioned arts education survey as one of the largest local theatre educational outreach programs.

  • $240,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Writers Theatre $802,500 between 1978 and 2017.

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