What act yet mightier yet imagineth
Thy venturous spirit?

The Odyssey, Book IX
(tr. Chapman)

Venturous Theater Fund Grants and Prospective Grants

Note: Our grants are made through Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation, a donor-advised fund. All grants are prospective until approved by the Board/CEO of the Tides Foundation.


Fall 2017

“Venturous Capital” Production Grants

Thomas and Sally by Thomas Bradshaw
Marin Theatre Co., Mill Valley, CA


Sound House by Stephanie​ ​Fleischmann
New Georges
, New York, NY


The Eva Trilogy by Barbara Hammond
Magic Theatre
, San Francisco, CA

Is God Is by Aleshea Harris
Soho Rep
, New York, NY


Birthday​ ​Candles by Noah Haidle
Detroit Public Theatre
, Detroit, MI


Good for Otto by David Rabe
The New Group
, New York, NY



Additional Grants


The Pool (Lynn Rosen, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Susan Bernfield)

New York, NY


[Porto] by Kate Benson

The Bushwick Starr/WP Theater
New York, NY



Spring 2017


“Venturous Capital” Production Grants


​​​School Girls (Or; The African Mean Girls Play) by Jocelyn Bioh
MCC Theater, New York, NY

(Not) Water by Sheila Callaghan
New Georges, New York, NY

A Tale of Autumn by Christopher Chen
Crowded Fire, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Fear City by Kara Lee Corthron
Contemporary American Theater Festival, Shepherdstown, WV

CasablancaBox by Sara Farrington
HERE, New York, NY 

Kaidan by Naomi Iizuka, Lisa Dring, Chelsea Sutton and Miles Taylor
East West Players, Los Angeles, CA

{my lingerie play} by Diana Oh
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Ma-Yi Theater Company, New York, NY

The Ice Front by Eric Samuelsen
Plan-B Theatre Company, Salt Lake City, UT

Peaceable Kingdom by Mary Tuomanen
Orbiter 3, Philadelphia, PA


Additional Grants


Home by Geoff Sobelle
FringeArts, Philadelphia, PA


Tiny Little Band
New York, NY


Justin Kuritzkes Company at JACK
New York, NY


Headlong Dance Theatre (for MJ Kaufman's  Destiny Estimate)

Philadelphia, PA


​Fall 2016


“Venturous Capital” Production Grants

Balls by Kevin Armento & Bryony Lavery
One Year Lease Theatre Company, New York, NY

Baby Screams Miracle by Clare Barron
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC

Alligator by Hilary Bettis
New Georges, New York, NY

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
The Playwrights Realm, New York, NY

Trilogy of plays by Meridith Friedman 
Curious Theatre Company, Denver, CO

Ballast by Georgette Kelly
Diversionary Theatre, San Diego, CA

Nogales by Richard Montoya
Borderlands Theater, Tucson, AZ
Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Syncing Ink by NSangou Njikam
The Flea Theater, New York, NY


Additional Grants

Minor Theater
New York, NY

National New Play Network
Washington, DC
In support of The Collaboration Fund



Spring 2016

“Venturous Capital” Production Grants

Caught by Christopher Chen
The Play Company, New York, NY

A Wonder in My Soul by Marcus Gardley
Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, IL

Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman
National Asian American Theatre Company, New York, NY

The Sensuality Party by Justin Kuritzkes
The New Group, New York, NY

Tell Hector I Miss Him by Paola Lázaro
Atlantic Theatre Co., New York, NY

Samara by Richard Maxwell
Soho Rep, New York, NY

This Is Reading by Lynn Nottage
Labyrinth Theater Company, New York, NY
Produced in Reading, PA

Kentucky by Leah Nanako Winkler
Co-produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre and Page 73 Productions, New York, NY            



Additional Grant

Andy Bragen Theatre Projects
New York, NY



Fall 2015

“Venturous Capital” Production Grants

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally by Kevin Armento
One Year Lease Theatre Company, New York, NY

Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus
Clubbed Thumb, New York, NY

Spill by Leigh Fondakowski
TimeLine Theatre Company, Chicago, IL

Charles Francis Chan's Most Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery by Lloyd Suh
National Asian American Theatre Company, New York, NY

Sojourners and runboyrun by Mfoniso Udofia
Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Indecent by Paula Vogel
Vineyard Theatre, New York, NY 


Additional Grants

6NewPlays
San Francisco, CA

Playwrights’ Center
Minneapolis, MN

Workhaus Collective
Minneapolis, MN

 

Spring 2015

“Venturous Capital” Production Grants

This Golden State (trilogy) by Luis Alfaro
Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Swimmers by Rachel Bonds
Marin Theatre Co., Mill Valley, CA

Fulfillment by Thomas Bradshaw
The Flea Theater, New York, NY

We Are Pussy Riot by Barbara Hammond
Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

O, Earth by Casey Llewellyn
Foundry Theatre, New York, NY

Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl
Ars Nova, New York, NY


Additional Grants

Carlyle Brown & Company
Minneapolis, MN

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
Waterford, CT

The Kilroys
Los Angeles, CA 



Fall 2014

“Venturous Capital” Production Grants

You Got Older by Clare Barron
Page 73 Productions, New York, NY

Pussy Valley by Katori Hall
Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Minneapolis, MN  

They Call Me a Hero by Guillermo Reyes
Borderlands Theater, Tucson, AZ

10 out of 12 by Anne Washburn
Soho Rep, New York, NY


Additional Grant

Orbiter 3
Philadelphia, PA



Spring 2014

“Venturous Capital” Production Grants

Everything You Touch by Sheila Callaghan
Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, NY

The Late Wedding by Christopher Chen
Crowded Fire, San Francisco, CA

Charm by Philip Dawkins
Northlight Theatre, Skokie, IL

An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Soho Rep, New York, NY

Ludic Proxy by Aya Ogawa
The Play Company, New York, NY

Zombie: The American by Robert O’Hara
Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington, DC

Down Past Passyunk by A. Zell Williams
InterAct Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA


Additional Grants

National New Play Network
Washington, DC
In support of The Collaboration Fund

The Welders: A Playwrights Collective
Washington, DC



Fall 2013

“Venturous Capital” Production Grants

The Ashes Under Gait City by Christina Anderson
Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker
Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Minneapolis, MN  

Every Five Minutes by Linda McLean
Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Superheroes by Sean San José
The Cutting Ball Theater, San Francisco, CA

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Roy Williams
Atlantic Theatre Co., New York, NY


Additional Grants

New Dramatists
New York,  NY

 

Winter 2012–2013

“Venturous Capital” Production Grants

The Bereaved by Thomas Bradshaw
Crowded Fire, San Francisco, CA

Intimacy by Thomas Bradshaw
The New Group, New York, NY

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath
Soho Rep, New York, NY

Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
 Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, IL

Lasso of Truth by Carson Kreitzer
Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, CA

Trade Practices created by David Morris and Kristin Marting, written by Erin Courtney, Eisa Davis, Robert Lyons, Qui Nguyen, KJ Sanchez, and Chris Wells
HERE Arts Center, New York, NY

The Hill Town Plays by Lucy Thurber
Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, NY

The Insurgents by Lucy Thurber 
Labyrinth Theater Company, New York, NY


Additional Grants

Playwrights Horizons
New York  NY

Lark Play Development Center
New York, NY



Inaugural Grants (Spring 2012)
 
Contemporary American Theatre Festival
Shepherdstown, WV
Support for Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams

Epic Theatre Ensemble
New York, NY
Support for Dispatches from (A)mended America by Brandt Adams and Godfrey L. Simmons Jr.

Flux Theatre Ensemble
New York, NY

Labyrinth Theater Company
New York, NY

Ma-Yi Theater Company
New York, NY
Support for the Ma-Yi Writers Lab

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre
New York, NY
Support for Massacre (Sing to Your Children) by José Rivera

Soho Rep
New York, NY
Support for Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, as adapted by Annie Baker

Victory Gardens Theater
Chicago, IL
Support for Oedipus El Rey by Luis Alfaro


Supporting Risk-Taking, Experimentation, and Ambition in the Theater