To create a work of art, an artist first needs freedom of thought to formulate an idea. That idea needs time to germinate and grow. Through financial support, the Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation will support theatre artists (playwrights, composers, lyricists and worthy others involved in the creative aspects of theater) at all stages of their careers. Named in honor of Bret Adams and his lifelong partner Paul Reisch, lovers of theatre and avid supporters of artists, the Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation supports expansive, idea-driven artworks with inherently theatrical ways of illuminating big ideas and concepts.
The Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation encourages and embraces diversity in all its forms. Nominators are encouraged to consider perspectives and projects from artists of underrepresented backgrounds and unorthodox ideas. The Foundation considers this the best practice for supporting the highest caliber of artists and the most diverse ideas and concepts, as well as for developing a fair and just society.