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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

$2,000 and over

Linda Dodge
The National Endowment for the Arts
Dr. Joseph Roosth

$500 and over

Dominic Boyer
Dewitt Gravink
Shondra Marie
C Wayne and Patricia Miller
Mary Ellen Whitworth

$100 and over

Sally Burtenshaw
Fernando Dovalina
Tom Faschingbauer
Deborah Hope
JJ Johnston
Chesley Krohn
Courtney Lomelo
Carl Masterson
Josephine Moretti (In memory of Zachary Doss)
Steve Patlan
Julie Simmons
Sarah Sneesby
John Stevens
Angela Stone (In memory of Zachary Doss)
Lyndsay Sweeney
Rebecca Udden
Steven Wallace
Nan Wolfe

In-Kind Donors

Gentle Bear Photography, Ryan Kelly, Paul Eckert, Erin Farmer, Dani Decker, Jennifer Decker, Dabrina Sandifer, Lubaina Latif, Blake Weir, Joey Berner.

$5,000 and over

Rita Mallett Blasser Foundation

$1,000 and over

Chris Thomas
Dr. Robert Card and Karol Kreymer
In Honor of all the great nurses and support staff of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

$200 and over

Rebecca Ayres
Dani Decker
Jennifer Decker
Erin Farmer
Asia Henderon
Shondra Marie
Lynette Pebernat
Dan and Carol Price
Winston Family Fund

Under $100

Jim Babcock
Nick Battaglino
Gloria Bermudez
Eric Bradley
Jami Brandli
Rachel Brownhill
Logan Butcher
Arianna Case
Shea Cooker
Carol Cooley
Wesley Copeland
Juan Cruz
Elissa Cuellar
Maggie Dickie
John Dunn
Nan Earle
Eddie Edge
Jimmy Edwards
Maisie Gonzalez
Gene Graham
Jon Harvey
Robin Holzer
Chuck Jackson
Sydnie Kempen
Alan Kim
Rob Kimbro
Marion Kirby
David Lake
Gretchen Lindquist
Meena Manghnan
John Mezak Jr
Sara Mielke
Malcolm Mpinduzi-r
Jason Nodler
Ashley Nott
Karina Pal– Montano
Roger Moore
Denise O’Neal
Lisa Pasley
Angela Pinina
Eric Porter
Greg Rea
Katie Ritcheske
Marilyn Rodreques
Karen Ross
Jim Salners
Amy Satcher
Emily Shores
Liliana Sitton
Laura Sneed
Rachel Steidley
Cressandra Thibodeux
Catherine Thomas
Pamela Vogel
Matthew Voss,
James Wallace
Leighza Walker
Amy Warren
Blake Weir
Randi Welch

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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