News brief: Synchronicity Theatre receives second $10,000 American Theatre Wing grant

Synchronicity's Anne Boleyn was a hit production from earlier this season. (Photo by Daniel Parvis)
Synchronicity's Anne Boleyn was a hit production from earlier this season. (Photo by Daniel Parvis)

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Synchronicity Theatre has received a prestigious $10,000 grant from American Theatre Wing, one of five theater companies nationwide to receive the grant for a second time.

In total, 12 theater troupes from across the country received the National Theatre Company Grants, which are earmarked to help smaller companies with operating expenses.

The grant is geared toward theaters that have been in operation between five and 15 years. The theaters that received the grant for the second time had the added criteria of having a strategic goal in place to innovate and grow. “The quality of work that these remarkable theater companies produce is nothing short of inspiring,” said Marva Smalls, chair of the National Theatre Company Grants Committee. “They further the conversations of issues important to their local communities.”

Synchronicity is the only Georgia theater to receive a grant this year. The American Theatre Wing originally was restricted to nonprofit theaters based in New York City, but expanded its scope in 2010 to branch out nationwide. Over the past 60 years, the organization has distributed over $3 million in grants.

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