Congratulations Wild Swan Theater!

Congratulations to Wild Swan Theater on receiving a grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

Their next production is Coming to America on March 13-15. The original show includes music written by Ann Arbor duo Gemini.

Read the details in their press release below:


The Wild Swan Theater recently received a $17,000 grant award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), a statewide agency charged with encouraging, initiating, and facilitating an enriched artistic, cultural, and creative environment in Michigan.  The grant will help support Wild Swan Theater’s annual season of mainstage and touring productions, classes, workshops, and camps. “Funding from MCACA is crucial to sustaining our commitment to innovative, accessible, and affordable theater for all children and families.” said Hilary Cohen, Co-Artistic Director of Wild SwanTtheater. “These funds ensure that we can provide audiences through out the state with award-winning, live theater experiences that build imaginations and unleash creativity.”

Founded in 1980, Wild Swan Theater has earned a nationwide reputation for our critically-acclaimed productions that blend storytelling, movement, and music into magical, accessible experiences. Theatergoers have delighted in our plays performed by our award-winning troupe of professional adult actors, dancers, musicians, and American Sign Language (ASL) performers.

Funds received by Wild Swan Theater award were part of a total of $7.6 million in grants that MCACA awarded to 384 outstanding nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities in 52 counties. The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and others will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences. A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at

A grant from MCACA must be matched with other dollars. The MCACA grant has helped us leverage funds from a variety of sources this past year including individuals; businesses such as Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, Dominos Pizza, Ann Arbor Pediatric Dentistry, Telemus Capital, and Toyota; and organizations such as the Michigan Humanities Council, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Buhr Foundation, and Ann Arbor Rotary Club.

For a first-hand look at what we do and how vital state support is to our efforts, our next production, Coming to America will be held March 13-15, 2014 at Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College. Additional information about this production and the rest of our 2013-2014 season, classes, workshops, and camps is available on our website at or by calling (734) 995-0530.

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