For 16 years, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company has produced thought-provoking works with a surreal and darkly comic aesthetic. Whether it is a performative poem, a
black comedy, a quirky family dramedy or an issue-centered work, our goal is and always will be to give our audiences access to productions and playwrights that don’t always fit the mainstream, while challenging our talented company of artists to push their boundaries and bring those unique pieces to life on stage. Today, with our more recent focus on inclusivity and gender parity, we are now able to create diverse and vibrant worlds on stage that not only better reflect the reality offstage, but also can inspire audiences to embody change and take the message beyond the theater.
A theater company is first and foremost about the people. While the lights and the script and the costumes and the sets are all important elements, without the players, there is no play. And without the audience, then why do we do it? This is where you come in. Your support of our work truly resonates throughout the community: employing local artists, writers, and designers; spreading stories that may not get heard otherwise; and creating a collaborative environment for new work to flourish.
Be a part of Houston’s vibrant arts landscape by supporting our endeavors. Your gift will help us continue to produce innovative work that challenges audiences, provides opportunities for local artists, and empowers women through the performing arts.
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