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Support American Theatre with $19!

A Small Donation Can Go A Long Way

This year for #GivingTuesday and beyond we are focusing on getting as many $19 contributions as possible in support of our 19 member theatres.


We are devoted to advancing the American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading nonprofit theatres.

Our member theatres are constantly doing incredible work onstage and in their communities and a small donation to Theatre Forward can do a lot to further that work.

We aim to increase access and opportunity for all to experience theatre that builds community and sets the stage for individual achievement by advancing strong theatre and educating through theatre.


Whether you can give $1, $5, $19, or $500, any contribution will make an impact. Help us ensure underserved and under-represented communities have a chance to experience the arts.

  1. One $19 donation can provide a performance ticket to one child for school lunch programs fostering empathy and emotional intelligence.
  2. Twenty-seven $19 donations would send one teaching artist into a classroom to introduce theatre to students, improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  3. One hundred and thirty $19 donations would provide a week of after school workshops to integrate theatre into the academic curriculum.

Photo from American Conservatory Theater’s (A.C.T.) partnership with Bessie Carmichael Elementary School.