John Doyle
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
John Doyle
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced its first round of 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play awards. The grants have been given to 19 theaters to provide for extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays.

The New York-based companies that have received grants are Manhattan Theatre Club for Zoe Kazan's We Live Here and New York Theatre Workshop for Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader Hart's Food and Fadwa.

Two plays by Don Zolidis have been honored with grants: Current Economic Conditions, which will be produced by The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis; and White Buffalo, which will be produced by the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan.

Three Chicago companies have received grants: Lookingglass Theatre Company for Andrew White, Andre Pluess and Ben Sussman's Eastland, Steppenwolf Theatre for Frank Galati's March, and Victory Gardens Theatre for Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud.

In California, the companies that have been awarded grants are Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley for Mark Jackson's Salomania, La Jolla Playhouse for Kristin Greenidge's Milk Like Sugar, The Old Globe in San Diego for Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter's Nobody Loves You, San Diego Repertory Theatre for Matthew Spangler's Tortilla Curtain, and Theatreworks in Palo Alto for Kim Rosenstock, Michael Mitnick, and Will Connelly's Fly By Night.

Other grants have gone to Arena Stage in Washington, DC for Tazewell Thompson's Mary T and Lizzy K, The Kansas City Repertory Theatre for Steve Cosson and Michael Friedman's Great Immensity, Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis for Ken LaZebnik's On the Spectrum, New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch for Jack Canfora's Jericho, and Trinity Repertory Company in Providence for Debora Salem Smith's Love Alone, The Williamston Theatre in Michigan for Joseph Zettelmaier's Dead Man's Shoes, and Willliamstown Theatre Festival for John Doyle's Ten Cents a Dance, which features songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. .

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