Friday, September 27, 2013

Constellation Theatre Company Receives American Theatre Wing Grant

From our friends at the Constellation Theatre Company...

Constellation Theatre Company is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Theatre Company Grants Program of the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards. Since the initiation of the program in the mid 1950s, American Theatre Wing has distributed over $3 million dollars to emerging theatres.

The National Theatre Company Grants has awarded Constellation Theatre Company a $10,000 grant. A total of 10 American theatre companies were awarded this grant, all of whom have “articulated a distinctive mission, cultivated an audience, and nurtured a community of artists in ways that strengthen and demonstrate the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theatre.” (American Theatre Wing website.)

Constellation Theatre Company Mission:
Constellation Theatre Company’s mission is to spark the curiosity and imagination of the people of Greater Washington, DC by bringing stories to life from all over the world. We open our creative process to the community and encourage a dynamic exchange of ideas. We cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration that unites the acting ensemble, the written word, visual spectacle, original music and movement to form an intimate and vibrant entertainment experience.

The company presented its first production, A Dream Play, in 2007. In 2008 Constellation became a Resident Company at Source and were honored by the Helen Hayes Awards with the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. Over the past 6 years the company has received Helen Hayes Awards in numerous categories and the production history includes two world premieres, Zorro, and Gilgamesh, in 2013 as well as the area’s premiere of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses.