The SEW Productions / Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (The Hansberry) has been one of the nation’s foremost producers of plays by African American playwrights. During the past grant period, both its artistic and executive directors passed away, and programming was scaled back while the organization hired new leadership. The Hansberry has retained support from major funders; brought on new, strong management; and plans to ramp back up to a five-play season and return to the audience and subscription levels of its last complete season in 2008. It also intends to expand its board and individual giving.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
SEW Productions/Lorraine Hansberry Theatre creates theater by, for, and about African American people and other people of color. It is one of approximately 100 African American theaters in the United States. Each year, the organization creates at least one full production, in addition to co-productions, a holiday concert, and a series of staged readings that reach more than 3,000 people. Funding will support the organization to continue to produce theater, and bring on a new artistic director in 2017.