McCarter Theatre

Address

91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
County: Mercer
www.mccarter.org

Contact

Ms. Andrea S. Honore

Grant Amount

$65,000

Program Area

Arts

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support of McCarter's 2016-17 season of five plays, A Christmas Carol, 40+ presented events, new play development, and other programming.

Organization Background

McCarter's mission is to create world-class theater and present the finest performing artists for the engagement, education, and entertainment of our community.

As a nationally acclaimed producing theater and a leading presenter of the performing arts, we are dedicated to:

? Offering an unparalleled variety of entertaining and thought-provoking programming, produced to the highest artistic standards, that delights, challenges and moves our audiences;

? Commissioning, developing and producing ambitious new works by emerging and established artists and innovative new productions of classic plays and modern masterpieces;

? Making the arts accessible and engaging to diverse audiences of all ages, extending the reach of our artistry into schools and communities, deepening the impact of the work on our stages through education and engagement programs and fostering dialogue between the work on our stages and our community, region and world;

? Promoting and sustaining a diverse, vibrant and stable workplace in which artists and staff are recognized as indispensable contributors to the work on our stages and the experiences of our audiences.

Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the original 1,065 seat McCarter theatre building was constructed in 1929 to house the theatrical activities of the Triangle Club of Princeton University, and has now operated as an independent non-profit theatre since 1973. In 2003, the 360-seat Berlind Theatre was built as a significant addition to the original historic structure. Today, McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of the foremost performing arts centers in this country, and the only that serves as both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. For more than 40 years, McCarter has consistently contributed to the cultural vibrancy and economic vitality of central New Jersey.

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