Classical Theatre Company Receives Grant Award from American Theatre Wing

October 5, 2016
Contact: John Johnston,

Image courtesy of America Theatre WingClassical Theatre Company wins prized National Theatre Company Grant honor from Founder of the Tony Awards

WHO: Classical Theatre Company & the American Theatre Wing

WHAT: National Theatre Company Grant award

WHERE: American Theatre Wing

230 West 41st Street, Suite 1101

New York, NY 10036

WHEN: October 17, 2016

Classical Theatre Company is pleased to announce that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, is awarding the Classical Theatre Company with one of the 2016 National Theatre Company grants.

Created by American Theatre Wing to recognize and support the most promising emerging theatre companies, the 2016 grants for Initial Support are being presented to seven companies from around the country. Companies chosen to receive the grants 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.

This year marked the implementation of new guidelines, creating Second-Time Support grants which are being presented to 5 companies. These grants for the 2016 will be distributed for general operating support to companies who have already received the National Theatre Company Grant in grant cycles occurring between 2010 and 2015. It is the American Theatre Wing’s hope to provide additional support for companies who plan to advance their work in a significant way and have a strategic goal to build the organization’s capacity to continue to innovate and create a more dynamic American Theatre and have described an actionable plan to achieve that goal.

“The recognition from the American Theatre Wing is a tremendous honor,” said CTC Executive Artistic Director John Johnston, “this grant will provide us with the funds necessary to expand our operation a bit despite the local difficulties many nonprofits are facing because of the current challenges in the energy industry – and subsequently many local funders. We are thrilled to garner national recognition not only for CTC, but for the Houston theatre community at large.”

More information about the National Theatre Company grants can be found at