The Vineyard Playhouse has been awarded a prestigious $10,000 grant from the Shubert Foundation Inc., according to an announcement by the playhouse artistic director MJ Bruder Munafo and board president Gerry Yukevich.

Dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the U.S., the Shubert Foundation is guided by the board’s belief that the most effective way to encourage the artistic process is by providing the general operating support that reinforces the structure that nurtures its development. Accordingly, the foundation does not earmark its awards; all allocations are unrestricted.

Theatres are evaluated individually and with appropriate allowance for size and resources. Grants are awarded based on an assessment of each organization’s operation and its contribution to the field. Artistic achievement, administrative strength and fiscal stability are factored into each evaluation, as is the company’s development of new work and other significant contributions to the field of professional theatre in the US.