2022 Strengthening NYC Theatres Grants 

(Formerly the Nancy Quinn Fund)


A.R.T./New York is excited to announce the recipients of the 2022 Strengthening NYC Theatres Grants. This cycle, we received more applications for this grant than we have for any other grant program in A.R.T./New York’s history. Of the 190 applicants, $60,000 was distributed to 54 small theatres through this year’s program. The Strengthening NYC Theatres Grant Program builds on the legacy of A.R.T./New York’s Nancy Quinn Fund, which for over 20 years provided New York City’s smallest theatre companies with general operating grants to support their work and growth. As theatres continue to navigate their ongoing recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, we are proud to support New York City’s small theatres with these flexible grants. 

The Strengthening NYC Theatres Fund provides theatres throughout the five boroughs of New York City with annual budgets under $250,000 with one year flexible, general operating support grants of $1,000-$2,000. Since the inception of the program, A.R.T./New York has awarded over $1 million dollars to this constantly evolving, culturally diverse, and artistically influential sector of our community. This year we utilized a consolidated application for all of our Fall 2021 grant programs to create an accessible and streamlined application process for applicants. 

Recipients of the 2022 Strengthening NYC Theatres Grants were determined by a panel of theatre-makers from New York City. Nominations for panelists were solicited from the community, and 22 panelists met virtually to score and allocate funding. Congratulations to all our recipients!


 2022 Strengthening NYC Theatres Grant Recipients

Actionplay Inc.
Amaterasu Za
Anonymous Ensemble
Astoria Performing Arts Center
Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop
Boundless Theatre Company
Braata Productions
Brave New World Repertory Theatre
Clutch Productions
Conch Shell Productions
Et Alia Theater
Falconworks Theater Company
Fault Line Theatre
FELT THEATER Inc. (The Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater Inc.)
Grand Pistachio
Group Dot BR
Gung Ho Projects
Hypokrit Productions
Immediate Medium
IRT Theater
Italian and American Playwrights Project
JV Squad presents Theater in Quarantine
Kyoung's Pacific Beat
Leviathan Lab
Little Lord
Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company
Mass Transit Street Theater Inc

Naked Angels Theater Company
National Asian Artists Project
Noor Theatre
Notch Theatre Company
NYLaughs Inc.
One Whale's Tale
Out of the Box Theatre (OotB)
Oye Group
Parallel Exit
Patty Cake Theatre
Quick Silver Theater Company
Radical Evolution Performance Collective
Remote Theater Project (RTP)
Rooted Theater Company
Safe Harbors NYC
SheNYC Arts
Spellbound Theatre
Spiderwoman Theater
Stage Aurora NY
STEPS Theatre
The Anthropologists
The Brick Theater
The Parsnip Ship
The Shakespeare Forum
Trusty Sidekick Theater Company
USE: Underground Skills Exchange
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre

Strengthening NYC Theatres Grants Panelists

Panelists were selected from community nominations. For more information on the panelist process and how you can nominate a panelist for future A.R.T./New York grants, please click here. 

Tatiana Baccari
Artistic Director, Experimental Bitch Presents

Sara Billeaux
Institutional Support Manager, Theatre for a New Audience

Maylin Castro
Artist and Founder, Angel Falls Theater Productions

Trevor Catalano
Artistic Director, Journalists Theatre Co

Carolina Do
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Leader, The Sống Collective

Ayling Dominguez
Culture Change Coordinator, United We Dream and Teaching Artist, DreamYard

Edward Einhorn
Artistic Director, Untitled Theater Company No. 61

Naimah Hassan
Teaching Artist, Franklin Furnace and Creative Arts

Jinn Kim
Executive Director, Developing Artists

Laura Lee
Artistic Director, Access Theater 

Annaleise Loxton
COVID Safety Manager, Thoughts Of A Colored Man

Wayne Maugans
Artistic Director, Voyage Theater Company

Gabrielle Mertz
Artist and Director, Drawing Out The Vote

Amy Palen
Associate Producer, Boundless Theatre Company

Lucy Powis

Nandita Shenoy
Actor/Playwright, AAPAC Steering Committee

Hayley Sherwood
Program Manager, CO/LAB Theater Group

India Stachyra
Marketing Coordinator at CO/LAB Theater Group

William Steinberger
Director and Producer

Nella Vera
Director of Marketing, BFV Management

Brittney Woolley
Development Manager, National Alliance for Musical Theatre

kryssy wright
Director of Production, 14StreetY

Zach Zamchick
Creative Producer, Zamchick & Company