PREMIERED 07.20.2020


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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift in education across the country, Tony Award nominee and Executive Producer Hailey Kilgore presents PROJECT SING OUT!, a one-night-only livestreamed event to raise funds for the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) to support arts education, specifically in low-income communities and communities of color.

The livestreamed event will take place on Monday, July 20at 7pm (EST) in partnership with and can be viewed exclusively on’s and .

Our mission is to universally keep the arts alive by igniting creativity and inclusivity while paying homage to our educators, empowering young artists, and honoring the Broadway community. We are dedicated to making sure arts programming is available in communities large and small.

The Educational Theatre Foundation

Thespian Relief Fund to Save School Theatre

School theatre programs use box office proceeds to fund their next year's shows. With schools closed and spring shows canceled, many theatre programs are at risk of failing. Plus, with the massive cuts anticipated in state education budgets, arts and theatre programs will be at even greater risk. Thespian Relief Fund grants to help save school theatre will be awarded to schools in most need, including Title 1 schools with significant student enrollments of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

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The Thespian Relief Fund program will offer two types of grants to help school theatre programs. Troupes can apply for one or both of the grants for a total of $1,500 per school.


$500 grants for schools to start or renew a Thespian Troupe and cover lifetime fees for ten students.


$1000 grants to assist school theatre programs that have been negatively impacted by cancellation of events or loss of projected revenue.

If you are a part of a school that is in dire need of financial assistance, please click below to learn more about the Thespian Relief Fund and how to apply for a grant.

About the Beneficiary

Welcome to Project Sing Out!

The Educational Theatre Foundation was launched in November of 2017 as the philanthropic arm of the Educational Theatre Association, which is the home of the International Thespian Society. ETF provides essential financial support to enhance excellence in theatre education and to expand access to school theatre programs for every child, putting them on a more positive life path. ETF is focused on three areas: JumpStart Theatre, to create sustainable musical theatre programs where there previously were none; need-based grants to schools, to provide teaching and performance resources and equipment in under-resourced schools; and merit and need-based grants to individuals, to nurture the next generation of theatre teachers and artists. In its first year, ETF has awarded more than $650,000 in grants, directly impacting high school theatre programs in 50 cities, and enabling the development of musical theatre programs in underserved middle schools in six states.

Watch Project Sing Out!