Thank you for your interest in AfterWork Theater's financial assistance program. In order to apply for tuition relief for our Fall 2024 season please complete the application below.

The application deadline for financial assistance for our Mainstage Musical and Dance Out is July 16, 2024 at 12p noon. Only completed applications received prior to that date will be considered for financial assistance.

Due to the number of spots reserved for financial assistance, participants who have already registered into a program, or who have joined the registration interest list, will not be considered for financial assistance for that program.

If you are unable to provide a written response to the essay question below, you are welcome to send a voice memo or other recording to info@afterworktheater.org, or leave us a voicemail at (917) 318-3309. Please make sure to provide your name, phone number, and email address so we may reach out to you with any questions.

Make sure to add afterworktheater.org to your safe senders list so you don't miss out on the opportunity to register!

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* 1. Please provide us the following information. All demographic information will be anonymized prior to review.

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* 2. In what year were you born? (enter 4-digit birth year; for example, 1976)

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* 3. To which gender do you most identify?

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* 4. How would you describe your race and/or ethnicity? Check all that apply.

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* 5. Are you living with physical or mental disabilities?

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* 6. Were you born in the United States?

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* 7. Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?

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* 8. MAINSTAGE MUSICAL – Tuition for this program is $675. What percentage of that is manageable for you?

Please note: If offered financial aid, we will do our best to offer the requested amount but we make no guarantees. Limited funds are available and while we want to ensure applicants receive necessary assistance to facilitate participation we must balance that with the high volume of applications received.

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* 9. DANCE OUT – Tuition for this program is $470. What percentage of that is manageable for you?

Please note: If offered financial aid, we will do our best to offer the requested amount but we make no guarantees. Limited funds are available and while we want to ensure applicants receive necessary assistance to facilitate participation we must balance that with the high volume of applications received.

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* 10. If you are applying for assistance for multiple programs, which is your first choice?

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* 11. It is the intention of this creative team to cast the roles of Emma, Alyssa, and Barry in The Prom with people who self-identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Please let us know if this is how you self-identify. (By answering affirmatively, this does not mean you will automatically be cast in any of these roles. Prior to Launch Day, you will also have the opportunity to say if you are not interested in any of these roles.)

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* 12. Have you previously participated in an AfterWork Theater program?

Short Essays

Please avoid including information that will identify who you are! Portions of answers may be redacted to ensure anonymity.

We are committed to rewarding financial assistance to applicants who exemplify AWT's Core Values. With that in mind please answer the following essay question. We encourage you to take your time and be thoughtful in your responses as the content of your essay will play a factor in award decisions.

If you are unable to provide a written response below, you are welcome to send a voice memo or other recording to info@afterworktheater.org, or leave us a voicemail at (917) 318-3309. Please make sure to provide your name, phone number, and email address so we may reach out to you with any questions.

Completed applications (including a written or verbal response to this question) must be received by the due date at the top of this application.

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* 13. AWT is committed to enriching the every day lives of adults.  How would participating in this program enrich your life? (In 250 words or less)

Proof of Need

Financial assistance is awarded, in large part, on a need basis. As such, applicants must disclose annual income. We recognize that this is extremely sensitive information and it will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. AWT staff will make all applications anonymous before they are reviewed, and all applications will be permanently deleted/destroyed as soon as the process is complete. 

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* 14. What is your approximate average household income per year?

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* 15. How many individuals reside in your household?

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* 16. Please provide any additional context regarding your financial circumstances so we can better evaluate your need.

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* 17. We would like to minimize participant absences during tech and show week. Please confirm below if you are available for the whole tech/show time for at least one cast for any shows you are interested in. If interest in a program is greater than the number of spots available, participants who are able to attend tech/dress/shows entirely for one cast may be prioritized over those with absences.

Applications that are submitted without this completed form will not be considered for financial assistance. Applicants who indicate an interest in a program above but do not provide their absence information for that program won't be considered for assistance for that program.

In order to maintain the most flexibility with casting the play, participants must currently be available for all dates, and hold those dates until after casting and the final schedule is determined

Please click here to fill out the form regarding your absences

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* 18. Please type your name below to testify that the answers above are truthful.  Applicants found to be providing false information will be immediately removed from the program and banned from participation in future AWT programs.

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