GREENSBORO - The Southeastern Theatre Conference has awarded $14,795 in grants to seven professional theaters, including "The Lost Colony" production in Manteo.
The Greensboro-based network of theater practitioners offered the grants for the first time this year. They will help recipients with hiring, staffing and networking opportunities.
Three companies received grants of $2,265 each to attend the 2018 SETC Convention in Mobile, Ala.
They are the Jefferson Performing Arts Center in Metairie, La.; Childsplay in Temple, Ariz. and Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk.
Four companies and productions received staffing development matching grants of $2,000 each.
They are "The Lost Colony" production; Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts and "The Steven Foster Story" production in Bardstown, Ky.
Go online to www.setc.org to learn more about the organization and its grants.