How You Can Support Us


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Actress Gwendolyn Briley Strand as Harriett Tubman, in Harriett Tubman: The Chosen One at Ann Beers Elementary School, Photo by Michael E. Tucker

Contributions are accepted year round and tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Essential Theatre is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions can be mailed or done on line at

Encourage and inspire your company to give. Most corporations have matching gifts programs that match your contribution dollar for dollar. Some even match your volunteer hours with the cash equivalent. Call your Human Resources department Today!

You can now donate Stock! Contact our Development Officer for direction at [email protected]

Support specific programs by joining The Essential Theatre’s Playmakers Guild. Your Accessibility tag: Students at Democracy Prep, PCS watch with excitement African Folktales

Photo caption: Photo by Sharon C. Farmer (c) 2016 membership directly supports our new play development program, and you receive:

  • Special invitations to closed readings
  • Special invitations to selected previews
  • Invitations to world premieres during membership year and much more!

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Support us by shopping on Amazon Smile. Merchants donate 5% of eligible purchases to The Essential Theatre programming at no added cost to you. Click our unique  link below to begin making affordable purchases and support a great cause

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Photo of women poets from women words power, Directed by Cody Jones, Photo by Sharon C. Farmer Photography copyright 2008

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Register us as your charity when making purchases online thru with any online registered merchant, and we will receive a portion of your purchase as a contribution from that company (no extra charges to you).

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Engage in penniless giving. It won’t cost you anything. Here’s how!

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You can get your entire family involved for arts’ sake!

Include The Essential Theatre in your Testamentary giving. Be assured that your gift will leave a lasting legacy in your honor or in honor of a beloved family member by providing our company sustainability for future generations. Contact us regarding language at [email protected]


We always need extra sets of hands to usher, serve as hosts at events, etc. Contact us at [email protected]


The Essential Theatre is a 501 (c3) non profit organization.  All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law in the United States of America.  

Federal Tax ID# 52-1749748