Edgerton Foundation funds new plays

Sarah Ruhl, Beau Wilimon to receive grants

Productions of new plays by legit scribes Sarah Ruhl, Tarrell Alvin McCraney, Beau Willimon and Itamar Moses are among those receiving grants as part of the 2008 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

The McCarter Theater in Princeton, N.J., has scored $70,000 for its 2009 production of McCraney’s “Marcus: Or the Secret of Sweet,” while Berkeley Rep gets $54,000 for Ruhl’s “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play),” skedded for early next year.

Also receiving awards from the foundation, whose funding supports extensions of the rehearsal periods for winning productions, are Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater for its upcoming staging of Willimon’s “Farragut North” and San Diego’s Old Globe for Moses’ “Back Back Back.”

Other orgs on the list of 2008 recipients include the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Arena Stage in the D.C. area and the Oregon Shakespeare Fest. This year’s Edgerton awards add up to nearly $675,000.

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