FY24 - FY25 NYC Small Theatres Fund
(A Howard Gilman Foundation Program)

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York and the Howard Gilman Foundation are thrilled to announce the 20 recipients of the New York City Small Theatres Fund for FY24 - FY25. Selected from an initial application pool of over 140 applications, the funded theatres will receive two years of flexible, general operating support to support the operations of their theatre companies. We are excited to continue to be able to provide multi-year support to this vibrant and crucial segment of New York City’s cultural ecosystem. 

The theatres funded through this year’s grant cycle represent a range of theatrical aesthetics, organizational structures, methods of working, and artistic communities from across all five boroughs. They include theatres led by designers, working with young audiences, creating work that provokes social change, providing opportunities for artists in festival settings, venues and itinerant theatres, theatres focused on serving a specific cultural community, devising ensembles, and companies consistently challenging what theatre is – and can be. 

For some of the grantees, this funding will help push them to their next level of growth, as they continue to build resilience and capacity, while some grantees will use this support to take some space to stabilize and right-size. 

“The Howard Gilman Foundation knows that small budget theatre companies are vital to both the field and the artform," said Howard Gilman Program Officer Emily Sproch. “By partnering with ART/NY on the New York City Small Theatres Fund, we are investing in the bedrock and the future of the American theatre.” 

FY24-25 New York City Small Theatres Fund Recipients

Boundless Theatre Company >>

Broken Box Mime Theater >>

Caborca >>

Colt Coeur >>

Conch Shell Productions >>

Experimental Bitch >>

General Mischief Dance Theatre >>

Hypokrit Theatre Company >>

International Human Rights Art Festival >>

Jewish Plays Project >>

Jugando N Play >>

Latinx Playwrights Circle >>

LubDub Theatre >>

NYLaughs >>

One Whale’s Tale >>

Remote Theater Project >>

SheNYC Arts >>

Spellbound Theatre >>

The Brick Theater >>

The Exponential Festival >>

NYC Small Theatres Fund Grant 


Panelists were selected from community nominations, consisting of theatre artists and administrators familiar with New York City's small theatres. Carefully reviewing each application and considering it against the evaluation criteria, all nineteen panelists (across two rounds of the application process) brought their knowledge, attention, and time to the evaluation process.

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. 

Sam Hood Adrain
Co-Artistic Director of What Will the Neighbors Say?

Adriana Ascencio
General Manager at Oye Group

April Barber
Actress and Creative Partner for The Anthropologists

Lucrecia Briceno
Co-Artistic Director at Anonymous Ensemble

Bliss Griffin
Principal at BG Consulting

Paige Esterly
The Fled Collective

Ariel Estrada
Producing Artistic Director at Leviathan Lab

Natalie Gershtein
Producing Artistic Director at Pipeline Theatre Company

Samar Haddad King
Artistic Director at Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre

Simon Henriques
Co-Artistic Director at Nightdrive

Sherri Kotimsky
General Manager at Red Bull Theater

Sheila Lewandowski
Executive Director at The Chocolate Factory Theater

Nikhil Mahapatra
Freelance writer

Paul McGinley
Director of Teaching & Learning at Roundabout Theatre Company

Francisco Mendoza
Playwright / Marketing Manager at The Playwrights Realm

Amy Palen
Associate Producer/Virtual Manager at Boundless Theatre Company

Rachel Mueller
Development Manager at Clubbed Thumb

Kyoung Park
Artistic Director at Kyoung's Pacific Beat

Rachel Sullivan
Artistic Director