SEW Productions/Lorraine Hansberry Theatre is one of the nation’s few African American theaters. Following the unexpected deaths of its co-founders in 2010 and a resulting financial crisis, the organization maintained its visibility in 2013 by presenting a series of free staged readings in partnership with arts and cultural organizations in San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. The successful series reached more than 500 people and enabled the organization to regain its financial footing, positioning it to mount two to three productions during each year of the upcoming grant period. Renewed support would help the organization continue its financial recovery by hiring a part-time executive director and produce modest seasons that would maintain its unique presence in the Bay Area.
About the Grantee
762 Fulton Street, Suite 204, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
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.