Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities. The awards mark the fifteenth consecutive year of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program managed by Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Listen to Chairman Adams discuss the impact of the ancient Greeks and Aquila Theatre's "WarStories," presented November 11th, 2014, Veteran's Day, at New York University's Hemmerdinger Hall, on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show here.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awards Aquila Theatre $350,000 in support of Warrior Chorus.
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...Congratulations to Aquila Theatre for the highly entertaining, innovative, and energizing spectacle, and for reminding us of a power and universal message worth remembering: life can be turned into an emotional hell when status and wealth are favored over true love, and revenge is chosen over forgiveness.” (Aquila Theatre’s Wuthering Heights)
"An ancient Greek play about the wounds of war is getting a new angle in A Female Philoctetes - a production made up of mostly Iraq and Afghanistan veterans."
Listen to the story here on NPR's "All Things Considered."