Arts contingent lobbys in D.C.

Group to focus on support, funding in Congressional talks

WASHINGTON — Playwright Wendy Wasserstein, along with Screen Actors Guild prexy Richard Masur and National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences prexy Richard Greene will spend two days this week lobbying Congress on arts funding.

In addition to lobbying members of Congress directly, Wasserstein was scheduled to lecture on the importance of public support of culture at the Kennedy Center on Monday. The trio will be joined on Capitol Hill today by “hundreds of artists, mayors, business leaders and educators” in honor of Arts Advocacy Day. The group is expected to lobby for public support of the National Endowment for the Arts and local arts funding.