Conceived, written & directed by Kevin Doyle
Actors: Mike Carlsen, Keith Downing, Sauda Jackson, Katey Parker, April Sweeney, Chris Tyler
Lighting Designer: Kate McGee
Video Design: Eric Magnus
Sponsored By Nobody present workshop showings of Parts One and Two from “THE AЯTS” a new work of interdisciplinary theatre that investigates the history of public funding for the arts in the United States.
Part One covers the period of 1963-1965, during the formation of the National Endowment for the Arts. Part Two covers the chaotic “culture wars” period of 1989-1996, which culminated with the NEA budget being cut in half and the elimination of direct grants to individual artists.
* Moderated talk-backs with leading arts funding experts will follow several performances.
THE AЯTS is the inaugural recipient of the 2017 IMPACT Residency Award from The Drama League of New York and the Laguardia Performing Arts Center, with support from the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Trust.