Theatre Artists Relief Fund
The American Theatre Wing has established a $250,000 fund to support productions cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Theatre Wing, with the council and guidance of the Obie Awards’ Judges Panel (co-chaired by Obie-winning scenic designer Rachel Hauck and choreographer Sam Pinkleton), created a $250,000 Theatre Artists Relief Fund in order to get money directly into the hands of artists. This fund, which is generously supported by the Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust and the theatrical production company No Guarantees, granted each of these artists $500 to help sustain them during this period of mandatory shutdowns. Our hearts are with each of these artists, theatre workers, and technicians; we see you, and we want to support you.
To aid in distributing funds, The Wing has created an online database (found on our Resources page) which is striving to assemble a comprehensive list of each theatre, production, freelance artist, technician, and theatre worker affected by the shutdown.
If there is a show, theatre, or artist not listed, we encourage representatives from shows and theatres to reach out with additions, corrections, and updates.
Due to an overwhelming response, in less than 24 hours we have received over 500+ requests exhausting our initial $250,000 relief fund. If you would like to add your name to the resource database for Off and Off Off Broadway shows and freelance artists affected please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for understanding.