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Cypress Creek Wins Prestigious Grant

Cypress Creek wins prestigious grant for theater education

 

On December 21, 2017-Cypress Creek High School announced that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, ​was awarding our drama department with a Classroom Resource Grant from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative.

With the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation’s help, the American Theatre Wing is investing in Public Schools to help drama teachers get more of the resources they need to provide quality drama instruction in their schools. Through this Classroom Resource grant-giving program, funding is provided directly to under-resourced public schools to provide instruments, dance floors, lighting grids, and other necessary materials to help create new and enhance existing theater programs.

These grants are part of the American Theatre Wing’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, a major new national program which received $1.3 million in seed funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to promote diversity, equity, and access to the arts. This project is an expansion of the work that the multi-Tony Award winning composer and producer has been doing to promote and fund arts education through his Foundation in the United Kingdom. The Initiative’s focus is to bridge the gap between talent and opportunity, creating a stronger pipeline to the professional theater for promising artists of all backgrounds—fostering a future generation of theater makers and patrons that reflects the diversity and dynamism of America as a whole. 

Receiving the grant is a great honor and the $17,000 grant will be used to purchase new scenery construction tools, sewing machines and sergers, mannequins and lighting equipment.