Musical Theater

Musical Theater


Theater & Musical Theater Director

Greg Reiner
Greg Reiner joined the NEA as the director of theater and musical theater starting in September 2015. Reiner manages NEA...


Ian-Julian Williams
Musical Theater/Theater Specialist,

Recent Grants

Medal of Arts

An online grant search is available to find information on NEA grants from 2000 to the present.

National Initiatives

Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge
A national musical theater songwriting competition for high school students.

Shakespeare in American Communities
Professional theater companies perform Shakespeare’s plays and conduct educational activities at middle and high schools throughout the country.

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Playwright, composer, lyricist


This publication details the challenges and opportunities faced by theaters in America focused on programming for young audiences, compiled from a convening held in partnership with the service organizations TYA/USA...
This report summarizes a roundtable conversation hosted by the NEA on creating opportunities for Deaf theater artists. More than 50 artists, administrators, academics, and funders gathered in New York City...