The NEA is one corner of the swamp that needs to be drained as soon as possible. I’m tired of my tax dollars going to garbage like this.
The Public Theater in New York has received an additional $100,000 grant from the federal government, fresh off its controversy for staging a Julius Caesar production where a Donald Trump lookalike is assassinated.
Just days after controversy over the graphic mock Trump killing began, the National Endowment for the Arts announced its newest round of grants.
The Public Theater received $100,000 for its New York Shakespeare Festival. This time the theater will do performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
“Performances will take place outdoors at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, bringing together a diverse audience with renowned classical performers and young, emerging actors of all backgrounds and experience,” according to the June 14 grant announcement.
The NEA denied that any previous funding went to the production of Julius Caesar, but said, “In the past, the New York Shakespeare Festival has received project-based NEA grants to support performances of Shakespeare in the Park by the Public Theater.”