Published On: Tue, Apr 4th, 2017

Shonda Rhimes Named IAMA Theatre Company’s “Patron of the Arts”

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Shonda Rhimes has been named “Patron of the Arts” by the Los Angeles-based IAMA Theatre Company, a nonprofit organization that aims to promote and develop new works from budding theater artists.

The endowment will fund “Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission,” which will allow aspiring playwrights the chance to create new plays with the company. Funding will put “special emphasis on cultural inclusion — all with the goal of showcasing fresh, creative, thought-provoking work,” according to a statement from IAMA.

Scandal star Katie Lowes and husband Adam Shapiro, who has also guested on the ABC series, helped found the IAMA in 2007. Since its opening, multiple Scandal co-stars have appeared in the theater’s productions.

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