AE Awarded $72,500 in Government Funding!

Posted on August 03, 2017

Actor's Express is thrilled to announce that the theatre has been awarded grants of $30,000 by both the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and a grant of $12,500 by the Georgia Council for the Arts to support its programming throughout 2017 and 2018. Together the grants amount to the highest level of government support Actor’s Express has received in its 30 year history. Managing Director Alex Scollon comments, “As Actor’s Express enters its 30th Anniversary Season, we are honored that the city, county and state recognize the theatre’s contribution to the region’s cultural community.” The 30th Anniversary Season includes mainstage productions of The Christians by Lucas Hnath, Cardboard Piano by Hansol Jung, both parts of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece Angels in America, the World Premiere comedy The Flower Room by Atlanta playwright Daryl Lisa Fazio and a major Broadway musical to be announced, as well as a special concert version of The Harvey Milk Show and the Third Annual Threshold New Play Festival.

Actor’s Express received a Contract for Services in the amount of $30,000 from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for its programming in 2017. Fulton County believes the arts are essential to the quality of life of its citizens and to the economic and social health of our communities. Its mission is to insure all citizens’ access to the arts.

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs has awarded Actor’s Express a $30,000 contract to support its 2017-2018 season. The Office of Cultural Affairs seeks to create and promote rich and diverse cultural experiences in the city of Atlanta that enhance quality of life and expand the city’s international reputation while preserving and protecting Atlanta’s cultural heritage.

Georgia Council for the Arts awarded Actor’s Express a Partner Grant of $12,500 to support its 30th Anniversary Season. Georgia Council for the Arts cultivates the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities through the arts.