People's Light & Theatre Company received $150,000 to produce the world premiere of Fallow by Kenneth Lin.
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe Company received $150,000 to present the U.S. premiere of Food Court, a production by Back to Back Theatre from Geelong, Australia.
Pig Iron Theatre Company was awarded $90,000 for collaboration on a new work, tentatively titled Zero Cost House, with Japanese playwright, director, and choreographer Toshi Okada.
The Wilma Theater received $150,000 to produce the U.S. premiere of Our Class by Polish playwright Tadeusz Slobdzianek, to be directed by Wilma artistic director Blanka Zizka.
Theater artist Charlotte Ford received $18,000 for a stage project that wonders if a woman can be funny and sexy onstage at the same time.
Director Thaddeus Phillips received $60,000 to produce an original musical, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, about the final days of Edgar Allen Poe.
Theater artist Geoff Sobelle received $50,000 to present Elephant Room, at once a real magic show and a hoax.
The grants were awarded through Pew's Philadelphia Theatre Initiative.
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