The Theatre Communications Group has announced that the Pasadena Playhouse will receive a grant for a program that will benefit its Latino artists.

The Audience (R)Evolution grant, which will be funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, will be used to create an engaged Latino Community Taskforce that will facilitate outreach programs and artistic mentorship.

The national theater group awards the grant to TCG Member Theatres who aim to increase their proficiency in reaching specific audiences or communities by implementing successful models used by their partner organizations.

No information on the exact amount of the grant was given but the national theater group said the recipients could receive up to $65,000 each.

The Theatre Communications Group was founded in 1961 with a grant from the Ford Foundation to foster communication among professional, community and university theaters. It currently has nearly 700 member theaters and affiliate organizations, and more than 12,000 individual members nationwide.

The Pasadena Playhouse hosted several projects in the past that focused on theatrical and artistic diversity including the sold out “One Night With Ozomatli,” a special concert which featured multiple Grammy Award-winning bands and benefited the Los Angeles and greater San Gabriel Valley Latino community.

The Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Ave. For more information, call (626) 356-7529 or visit