Fountain Theatre Awarded $10,500 Grant from the City of Los Angeles to Support New Play Development in 2015-16

Stephen Sachs, Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, and Deborah Lawlor

Stephen Sachs, LA Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, and Deborah Lawlor

The Fountain Theatre has been awarded a grant in the amount of $10,500 from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to support the creation, development and presentation of a new play in 2015-16.

“We deeply appreciate the support from the City of Los Angeles,” said Fountain Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs. “Particularly in these embattled times. The LA City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs and our Councilman Mitch O’Farrell understand the importance of intimate theatre in Los Angeles.” 

Now celebrating its 25th year, the Fountain has a long and accomplished history of developing new plays that go on to enjoy successful lives beyond our intimate venue. Fountain projects have been produced across the United States, in London and throughout the UK, and around the world translated into other languages.  

Two world premieres of new plays are already slated for 2015: the world premiere stage adaptation of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs; and Freddie, an immersive theatre piece created by Deborah Lawlor, supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. The future new play funded by this 2015-16 City Department of Cultural Affairs grant will be determined by projects in the Fountain’s development pipeline. 

“Creating new work is at the heart of our artistic mission,” adds Lawlor. “Our longtime partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs helps make that happen.” 

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