News & Articles
2005-2006, Volume 1
Steppenwolf Continues to Receive Generous Support
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Supports after the quake
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust provided a generous grant to support the production after the quake
, ensemble member Frank Galati’s
adaptation of short stories by Haruki Murakami, developed through our New Plays Initiative. Through this play development program, we give our ensemble members an opportunity to work together on original plays and, in some instances, embrace new roles as directors and playwrights. The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust was created in 1986 by Harold Steinberg on behalf of himself and his late wife. The primary mission of the Steinberg Charitable Trust is to support the American theater. Since its inception, the Trust has provided numerous grants – totaling many millions of dollars – to theaters throughout the United States to support new productions of American plays and educational programs for children and others who may not ordinarily have the opportunity to experience live theater.
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust has been an important partner to Steppenwolf since 1985. In 2001, the Trust generously awarded us a three-year grant earmarked to support the development and production of new plays in each of our three performance venues. Steppenwolf salutes The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for its uncompromising support of new play development and of after the quake
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Renews Its Support of Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends our deepest thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their very generous three-year, $200,000 grant as part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Leading National Theaters Program in support of our next three seasons. Their support over the next three seasons is essential to helping Steppenwolf sustain our commitment to the creation of new work and the development of new artists.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Leading National Theaters Program makes grants to theaters in support of classic plays, new play development, dramaturgical activities and artist residencies. Grants aim to strengthen organizations by supporting artistic work and administrative capacity, and are awarded on the basis of artistic merit and leadership in the field, and concentrate on achieving long-term results.
Steppenwolf’s inclusion in the Leading National Theaters Program ensures that we are able to support the development of new plays and the creativity of our ensemble, which is at the core of our mission. We are truly grateful to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and look forward to continuing our partnership with this prominent institution.