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Centenary Stage Company Receives Grant from the Sandra S. Kupperman Foundation

The Centenary Stage Company, a nonprofit professional equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, N.J., has recently received a grant of $5,000 from the Sandra S. Kupperman Foundation.

The Sandra S. Kupperman Foundation was created to support a wide array of causes in honor of the late Sandra S. Kupperman.  Dedicated to providing support for various organizations, the foundation supports issues related to cancer, poverty, theater arts and causes which address and seek to improve the human condition.  "What CSC does is tremendous here in north Jersey," said Tim Smith, foundation treasurer.

As a nonprofit professional theatre, the Centenary Stage Company relies on the contributions of its patrons, donors and sponsors to provide artistic, educational and entertainment programs to the Skylands Region and greater tri-state area. "We're delighted to have the Sandra S. Kupperman Foundation join the ranks of our distinguished sponsors. It is with their generous contribution and the support of other similar organizations that CSC is able to help strengthen the arts community of Northern New Jersey," said Carl Wallnau, CSC artistic director.

Centenary Stage Company Receives the International Center for Women Playwrights 2016 50/50 Applause Award

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP)  is thrilled to report that a record-breaking number of recipients will receive the 2016 50/50 Applause Awards, which recognizes theatres that produced 50% or more women playwrights in their 2015/16 season of shows. ICWP defines 50/50 by the number of qualifying performances in a theatre’s season. This allows a concrete measurement of the resources being devoted to women playwrights.

For the awards’ 5th anniversary, ICWP recognized 107 recipients in ten countries on five continents. The list includes theatres in Australia, Canada, England, Italy, Kenya, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States. Approximately 32% of the theatres are repeat recipients, demonstrating gender parity in two or more seasons. Recipients range from community and college theatres to internationally renowned theatres.

ICWP started in 1988 with a mission to support women playwrights worldwide and bring attention to their work. The ICWP 50/50 Applause Awards were founded in 2012 to increase awareness and applaud theatres that produced a season with an equal or greater number of plays written by female playwrights. More information about the awards can be found at:

Check out the awards video (here)!

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Centenary Stage Company Receives Grant from Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Centenary Stage Company has received a grant of $27,500 from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for the 2016 - 17 Season.  The grant will cover general operating expenses during Centenary Stage Company's 2016 - 17 season.

For more than 40 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions which transcend self interest and promote a sustainable future. We focus on issues critical to our home state of New Jersey, and organizations that have a direct and meaningful impact here.

Working with nonprofit, community, government, and business leaders to imagine a better New Jersey, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation funds Arts, Education, Environment and Informed Communities initiatives that are innovative and promote collaboration and community-driven decision making.

Centenary Stage Company Receives Grant from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

In December of 2016 Centenary Stage Company received a $10,000 grant from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.  The grant will support general operating expenses for the 2016-17 season.  With a strong commitment to the advancement of the Arts in New Jersey, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation supports a variety of projects across a broad spectrum of issues.