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Annual Fund

You may be surprised to learn that revenue from ticket sales covers less than half of our expenses. Thanks to gifts from individuals, foundations, companies and government agencies to the BE Annual Fund:

  • Black Ensemble Theater remains a recognized leader in the theater arts community for having one of the nation’s most diverse audiences, reaching more than 50,000 people from various cultures and backgrounds each year.
  • BE uses performing arts to help underserved populations see and reach their fullest potential through educational outreach programming, serving over 12,000 children and families each year.
  • BE is home to the Black Playwrights Initiative and the Black Playwrights Festival, providing training, exposure and opportunities to emerging African-American playwrights. And so much more.

BET CinderellaHelp preserve our rich history and support our exceptional outreach education programs by making a tax-deductible gift to Black Ensemble. Together we can eradicate racism.

For more information regarding the BE Annual Fund, contact Shaina Farwell at 773-754-3917 or via e-mail at