After 45 years of proudly serving theatres across the country and strengthening connections among corporate and individual donors, regional theatres and their communities, Theatre Forward is winding down its operations. The plan to dissolve the organization is made with the intention of accelerating the distribution of all of Theatre Forward’s assets to its founding member theatres in these difficult times. Theatre Forward hopes its corporate funders and individual donors recognize the financial challenges facing the field and will continue to support the theatres directly.

Theatre Forward, formerly named National Corporate Theatre Fund, was founded in 1977 by a group of the nation’s leading regional theatres for the purpose of forging a collective New York City presence to work with major corporate headquarters to provide awareness and operating support for these theatres across the country. Over the course of its history Theatre Forward has facilitated countless productions, performances, and opportunities for students to experience live theatre through education programs that instill a lifelong love of theatre and a more empathetic and collaborative view of the world.

On behalf of Theatre Forward’s member theatres, Board of Directors and staff, thank you to all who fund, attend and believe in the importance of theatre.

As continued financial support remains a priority for all of our member theatres, please consider making a gift directly to any of them using the contact information and links provided below.



Theatre Forward Member Theatres

(*) Denotes Founding Theatres


Actors Theatre of Louisville *

Louisville, KY

Robert Barry Fleming, Executive Artistic Director
Patrick Owen, Chief External Relations Officer


Alley Theatre

Houston, TX

Dean R. Gladden, Managing Director
Rob Melrose, Artistic Director


Alliance Theatre

Atlanta, GA

Mike Schleifer, Managing Director


American Conservatory Theater *

San Francisco, CA

Pam MacKinnon, Artistic Director
Jennifer Bielstein, Executive Director


American Repertory Theater *

Cambridge, MA

Diane Paulus, Artistic Director
Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.,  Executive Director


Arena Stage

Washington, DC

Molly Smith, Artistic Director
Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer


Center Theatre Group *

Los Angeles, CA

Meghan Pressman, Managing Director/CEO
Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director


Cleveland Play House *

Cleveland, OH

Mark Cuddy, Interim Artistic and Managing Director


Dallas Theater Center

Dallas, TX

Kevin Moriarty, Artistic Director
Jeffrey Woodward, Managing Director


The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Denver, CO

Chris Coleman, Artistic Director
Charles Varin, Managing Director


Goodman Theatre

Chicago, IL

Susan V. Booth, Artistic Director
Roche Edward Schulfer, Executive Director/CEO


Guthrie Theater *

Minneapolis, MN

Joseph Haj, Artistic Director
James Haskins, Managing Director


Hartford Stage

Hartford, CT

Melia Bensussen, Artistic Director
Cynthia Rider, Managing Director


Long Wharf Theatre *

New Haven, CT

Jacob Padrón, Artistic Director
Kit Ingui, Managing Director


Manhattan Theatre Club

New York, NY

Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director
Barry Grove, Executive Producer


The Old Globe *

San Diego, CA

Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director
Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director


Seattle Rep *

Seattle, WA

Braden Abraham, Artistic Director
Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director


Trinity Repertory Company *

Providence, RI

Curt Columbus, Artistic Director
Kate Liberman, Executive Director


Walnut Street Theatre

Philadelphia, PA

Bernard Havard, President & Producing Artistic Director
Mark D. Sylvester, Managing Director