Our Supporters

Our Contributors

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals, foundations and corporations. The Essential Theatre is a non profit 501(c3) organization, all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent under the law.

The following list reflects donations received between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020.

Platinum Club (Platinum)

45,000 – $55,000

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities 

S. Robert Morgan

Board of Trustee Circle (Gold)


Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Diane & Norman Bernstein Foundation, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Greater Washington Community Foundation, Lois and Richard England Family Foundation, Philip L. Graham Fund  , Harman Family Foundation, Linowitz Family Fund, Weissberg Foundation 

Artistic Director’s Circle (Silver)


Evershed Sutherland 

Lottie M. Morgan

Wells Fargo Bank 

Sustaining Friend (Bronze)


Nora Roberts Foundation

Spot Light Patron


DC Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs 

DC Cares Act/National Endowment for the Arts

Jean Dreas  

Center Stage Patron


Victor and Tasha Jackson-Booth      

Tchuma Odiqwe  

DC Cares Act

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Friend of The Essential Theatre


Washington DC Alumnae Foundation

Carolyn Jones 

Donor’s Club


Elsie R. Conway

Claude L. Elliott

Horace Knight

James Medley

Brenda Rhodes Miller

Lawrence Satterfield

Michael A. Shannon

Maisha Williams

Playmakers Guild


T’Keyah Crystal Keymah  

Vera J. Katz  

General Contributors


Quincy Adams

Gregory D. Akers

Beverly A. Barber

Solangel Childs

Joyce Fourth Clemons

Raymond and Barbara Crosson

Hayden G. Demas

Christopher Duke, MD

Deanna B. Echols

Wayne Enoch

Greg Evans

Ana Carolina Gentil

Beverly D. Gholson

David Goldberg

T.S. Grant

Anne Gustaveson

Donna and Rodney B. Harrel

Catherine C. Horrigan

Arthur I. Linder 

Donna & Rodney B. Harrel

Barbara A. Howell

Melissa Javier-Barry

Wayne Koonce

Carolyn Jones

Arthur I. Linder

Delores V. Lewis

Barbara Mayo

Evelyn Morgan

Barbara A. Morland 

Elizabeth S. McElveen

Barbara A. Mayo

Brian W. Parker

Stacey Phillips

Michael A. Randolph, MD, PC

Dona Sauerberger

Christopher W. Schoen

Eva C. Smith

David A. Summers

Christopher W. Whitman

Robert J Warren

M.C. Williams

M.V. Woodson