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The premier run of The Grand Design was made possible by Heartwood Regional Theater's season sponsor Dead River Company, and a grant from the Maine Community Foundation's Maine Expansion Arts Fund.

Several individuals also made contributions specifically for this production. These friends and patrons include:
  • Dr. & Mrs. Sandy Ives
  • Gerald Stadig
  • Benita & Harold Tucker
  • Fred Bowers
  • Anonymous
  • Joyce Kadwell
Our heartfelt thanks go to these people who helped us realize this project.


Julia Lane has spent four years researching the historical roots of The Grand Design. In the process she traveled to Northern Ireland, Grand Manan Island, Boston, and North Carolina. Many people and organizations have provided help, encouragement, and guidance. Julia would especially like to thank the following:
  • The Lyman Fund
  • A Coracle Foundation
  • Laura Lee Perkins
  • Ken Green
  • Thomas B. Allen
  • Donald Soctomah
  • Wayne Newell
  • Dr. Neill DePaoli
  • John Bear Mitchell





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