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Mildred's Umbrella

Mildred’s Umbrella is the only theatre company in Houston dedicated to supporting and promoting the work of women in the theatrical arts.


We do this because we believe representation matters, because who is telling the story is just as important as the story itself, and because we trust in the power of art to help us imagine a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive world.

For too long, women’s stories have been silenced, women’s issues have been made a political hot potato, and women’s rights have been denied. Play by play, story by story, hire by hire, we are working to rectify this historical inequity. It is only because of generous funders that we are able to do this. Your gift to our annual fund supports our theatrical methods and helps us hire artists, secure and develop plays, build sets, and sew costumes. Join us.

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Thank You to Our
Current Sponsers

$10,000 and over

Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, Small Business Association

$2,000 and over

Linda Dodge

$500 and over

Duke Ensell
Peggy Hays
C Wayne and Patricia Miller
Lynette Pebernat
Dan and Carol Price
Mary Ellen Whitworth
DeWitt Gravink

$100 and over

Natalie BLumrick
Michelle Britton
Sally Burtenshaw
Lisa Canida
Wesley Copeland
Dani Decker
Christie Guidry
Sydnie Kempen
Krista Kleypas
Chesley Krohn
Pamela Langton
Lubaina Latiff
Tami Magallon
Joe McDade
Theresa Parker
Debs Ramser
Jim Salners
Sammi Sicinski
Tricia Yurcak

In-Kind Donors

Paul Eckert, Erin Farmer, Ryan Kelly, Gentle Bear Photography

$5,000 and over

Dr. Robert Card and Karol Kreymer
Dr. Joseph Roosth

$1,000 and over

Chris Thomas

$200 and over

Toby Atkinson
James Belcher
Dominic Boyer
Shannon Emerick
Ron Jones
Shondra Marie
Steven Patlan
Leslie Swackhamer
Winston Family Fund

Under $100

Kathy Anglin
Mary Antin
Rebecca Ayers
Roy Bachrach
Ido Blatt
Brendan Bourque- Sheil
Rachel Brownhill
Brittny Bush
Christina Cantu
Arianna Case
Tamarie Cooper
Rutherford Cravens
Elissa Cuellar
CAtherine DeBlieux
Jennifer Decker
CAtherine DelPaggio
VIpul Divecha
William Duell
Angelie Eggert
Michelle Ember
Caleb FIelds
Eva Foster
Rodi Franco
Susan Gallvan
Justin Gibbons
Nancy Giles
Shawanna Goffney
Andrea Greer
Karen Griffin
Joy Harris- $100
Autumn Hart
Edward Hays
Patricia Hays
Deborah Hope
James Hughes
Aham Iwu
Chuck Jackson
Vanessa Jackson
JJ Johnston
Ansonia Jones
Chris Kemmerer
Alan Kim
Roman Kyle
David Lake
Catherine Lu
Aditya Lulay
Nataly Marquez
Carl Masterson
Ruth McClesky
Katherine McStay
Robert Meek
Anjana Menon
Virginia Miller
Roger Moore
Laura Moreno
Jason Nodler
Alicia Ollvo
Kelsie Owens
John Peeples
Andrea Pepper
Lillian Pope
Jason Raschen
Veronica Robles
Alon Roly
Karen Ross
Karen Schlag
Frank Schlesinger
Frank Shields
Julie Simmons
Leah Smith
Sarah Sneesby
Barbara Starks
John Stevens
Veronica Sustaita
Lyndsay Sweeney
Cressandra Thibodeaux
TIm Thomson
Alpesh Thote
Kim Tobin- Lehl
Magdalen Vaughan
Gabriel Velasquez
Nick Ward
Helen Warwick
Jeff Wax

Mildred’s Umbrella is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to growing Houston’s theatre community and empowering women through the performing arts. Since our inception in 2001, we have employed local artists to aid us in that goal. Our priority has been – and always will be – to develop local talent and expand opportunities to help keep Houston’s arts scene thriving.

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