Lucille Lortel at the Sherry Netherland

The Lucille Lortel Foundation was created by Lucille Lortel to foster excellence and diversity in the theatre, as well as to faithfully preserve the rich history and support the continued prosperity of Off-Broadway. The Foundation has several major programs, including its General Operating Support Program which has provided millions of dollars to New York City theatre companies. Companies outside of New York City are ineligible for funding. Only companies that receive a request for proposal are eligible for the General Operating Support Program. Please contact Jeffrey Shubart at 212-924-2817 or email with any questions.