Connecticut performing arts groups win $290000 in US grants

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The National Endowment for the Arts has announced 11 grants totaling $290,000 for a range of performing arts and literary publications in Connecticut. The state’s congressional delegation said Tuesday that recipients include performing arts in Litchfield, a Hartford acting ensemble, development of new plays and a musical theater in Waterford, New Haven’s Arts and Ideas festival, and other productions and events. Connecticut College in New London will receive $10,000 to present productions in contemporary and classical dance and music from southeast Connecticut and southwestern Rhode Island. Wesleyan University will receive $25,000 to publish poets, and Yale University received $40,000 for a play commissioned by Yale Repertory Theater.