Edgerton Foundation

TCG is proud to serve as a communications partner of the Edgerton Foundation. In that role, TCG announces the recipients of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards and highlights each of the winners on the TCG website. Additionally, TCG offers conference subsidies to playwrights whose work has been supported by the New Play Awards.


2011 TCG National Funder Award from Theatre Communications Group on Vimeo.

Over the last 13 years, the Edgerton Foundation has awarded over 13 million dollars to 430 productions, enabling many plays to schedule subsequent productions following their world premieres. Thirty-six have made it to Broadway, sixteen of which were nominated for Tony Awards, with All the Way, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and Oslo winning the best play or musical awards. Ten plays were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with wins for Cost of Living (2018), Hamilton (2016), The Flick (2014), Water by the Spoonful (2012), and Next to Normal (2010).

Piloted in 2006 with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards give plays in development extended rehearsal period for the entire creative team, including the playwrights. The program launched nationally in 2007 and has awarded grants to non-profit theatres for 393 new plays to date. The Edgerton Foundation was awarded the 2011 TCG National Funder Award.