“As a founder and original endowment committee member, I am very happy to be a part of this new chapter in the history of the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. The Winnipeg Jewish Theatre is truly a jewel in Canadian Jewish theatre and has proven itself as a mainstay in the cultural arts in Manitoba.”

Babs Asper

Babs Asper New Play Development Fund – Winnipeg Jewish Theatre

In 2003, a $250,000 gift from the Asper family through The Asper Foundation honouring Mrs. Babs Asper as a long time supporter and board member of Winnipeg Jewish Theatre helped ensure that the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre continues to meet its mandate of producing new plays by emerging playwrights.

The income that will be generated from the Babs Asper New Play Development Fund will become a part of The Babs Asper New Play Development Series. To date, the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre has relied on traditional sources for funding including subscriptions, grants, corporate sponsorships and private donations.

While these sources continue to be essential to the ongoing operation of the theatre, initiatives such as the Babs Asper New Play Development Fund are key to ensuring a solid and lasting financial future for the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre.

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