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The Sloan Initiative

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Playwrights to Write,
Develop, and Produce New Works About Math and Science

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International playwrights to develop and produce new plays about technology, science, and math. Funding is also available to commission not-yet-written works. This grant supports the productions of emerging, mid-level and established writers.

In 2000, Manhattan Theatre Club began a partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to commission, develop and produce new plays about math, science and technology. Since first collaborating on MTC’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning production of David Auburn’s Proof, the partnership has expanded to include four to five annual commissions for emerging, mid-level and established writers.

With the Foundation’s support, MTC has commissioned forty plays. The Foundation also provides a production grant to stage Sloan-related works, and has supported MTC’s productions of Charlotte Jones’s Humble Boy, Rebecca Lenkiewiecz’s adaptation of An Enemy of the People, Sharr White’s The Other Place, Nell Benjamin’s The Explorers Club, Nick Payne’s Constellations and Nick Payne’s Incognito.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178395

Number of Grants:

Four to five commissions will be granted each year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

There are no geographic restrictions on eligibility. All submissions are considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Manhattan Theatre Club’s partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is two-fold: the commissioning of not yet written plays about math, science or technology, and consideration for production of completed scripts that deal with these themes.

In order to apply for an MTC/Sloan commission, please submit a proposal by March 1. There is no deadline to send a completed script. MTC generally does not accept unsolicited scripts, but will consider completed plays about math, science or technology.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please send proposals or scripts and address any questions to the Sloan Project Manager at:

or by mail to:

Attn: Sloan Project Manager
Manhattan Theatre Club
311 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.