Introducing our 2022 Initiative:

To change the equity landscape of the American Theatre canon to increase the representation of BIPOC women and nonbinary playwrights 40+ by investing in their success through grant funding for emerging playwrights. Each award is $10,000 unrestricted funds. Applications are open March 7 – April 1, 2022 . Recipients announced July 2022. AGE is committed to curating the AGE Legacy Playwright grants program within the limits of our resources. Therefore, we will only be accepting the first 100 applications.

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#mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #theatreartist #ageinthearts [ID: Graphic has a colorful icon of the human brain at top center. Underneath the icon text reads "Mental Health Awareness Month. During this month, we wanted to highlight efforts to help destigmatize harmful misconceptions around mental health. Mental health, in many spaces, is still viewed as separate from physical health. The reality is mental health is not only a holistic part of overall wellness, but deeply impacts physical and emotional well-being. For theatre artists, we are asked to be vulnerable in the public sphere while we continue to perform, write, and direct in an industry that cannot offer financial stability or space from serious and traumatic topics. As conversations continue around equality/equity in theatre arts for marginalized groups, we also must acknowledge the additional emotional burdens, lack of equal access to jobs, and challenges to civil rights faced by artists in our community. Although we all may not have the resources, support, and societal structures to assist us during our hardest days, each of us has the choice to offer love, support, and kindness when possible to encourage and promote healing. For those of you trying to reach peace, know that you are doing enough and that by working on yourself, you are inspiring others and helping more than you could ever imagine."] ... See MoreSee Less

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