L.A. Theatre Works

To record four new Sloan-commissioned or supported science plays for broadcast on public radio and distributed to schools, libraries, online retail partners and regional theatres, and for development of "Relativity" apps, eBooks, and website material

  • Amount $450,848
  • City Venice, CA
  • Investigator Vicki Pearlson
  • Year 2012
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Radio

This grant to L.A. Theatre Works supports its continuing efforts to produce and disseminate high-quality recordings of science-themed plays. Grants funds will support the recording and public radio broadcast of four science-themed plays produced or commissioned through the Foundation's Theater program, the addition of these recordings to L.A. Theatre Works online library collection, the distribution of two recordings to 3,000 schools nationwide along with the production of teachers' guides and other supplementary educational material, and the design and production of ten ebooks and ten smartphone apps adapted from existing science-themed plays in the L.A. Theatre Works corpus. This ambitious series of projects promises to significantly extend the reach of grantmaking in the Foundation's Theater program.

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