To order tickets, call the Box Office: 773-769-4451

Individual Supporters

  • Black Ensemble Theater proudly recognizes its numerous partners whose contributions provide major programming, capital and general support. These donors are critical to sustaining our fundamental work at the Black Ensemble Theater
Next Stage Society ($1,000+)


  • Ruby $25,000 - 49,999
  • Don & Liz Thompson
  • Jade $10,000 – 24,999
  • James & Esther Bryan
  • The Alvin Marley Foundation Inc.
  • Gregory K. Morris, MD & Debra Gardner Morris
  • Shirley & David B. Sykes Family Foundation
  • Anonymous
  •  Onyx $5,000 – 9,999
  • Fred Bates & Ellen Benjamin
  • Megan & Lance Chody
  • Seymour Zitomersky & Barbara LaSpesa
  • Andrea & William Zopp
  • Garnet $2,500 – 4,999
  • Michele Coleman Mayes
  • Thomas & Adrienne Crosby
  • Gene & Nancy Haller
  • Nelson & Mary Koopman
  • Scott & Jerri Krantz
  • Gov. Pat Quinn
  • Eleva Riley
  • Lisa Snow
  • Jon & Nancy Stevens
  • Tyronne & Valerie Stoudemire
  • Cheryl Whitaker
  • Coral  $1,000 - 2,499
  • Jeannie L. Adams
  • Dr. Yomi Adeyemi
  • Linda J. Allen & Robin C. Tuthill
  • Dr. Lona C. Bibbs & Dr. Guy Bibbs
  • Valarie Bomar
  • Alfreda Bradley-Coar
  • Maree G. Bullock
  • John D. Butler Family Fund
  • Velma Butler & Company, Ltd.
  • Willie Carrington
  • Gabriel Caruso
  • Muriel E. Clair
  • Joyce Cohen

 

Dear Friends ($500 - 999)

  • John M. Bacchus in honor of Muriel Clair
  • Patricia C. Bobb
  • Linda Buyer
  • Lester Coleman & Stephanie Wilson-Coleman
  • Dr. Enid W. Collins
  • Kareem Dale
  • Dr. Catherine Dillon & Mr. Paul Sehl
  • Mary Anne & Mark Emmons
  • Susan G. Feibus
  • Graham C. Grady
  • Sandi Green
  • Bill & Cissy Greenspan
  • Pamela Griffin
  • Jackie Holsten
  • Edward Kaczmarek & Marie Graham
  • Judith Kettenbeil
  • Zafra Lerman
  • Alfred G. Lewis
  • Connie Lindsey
  • Dr. Henri & Arlynn Manasse
  • Robert W. Marwin
  • Mary L. Mikiva
  • Cheryl Nesbitt
  • Gail Neuman & Michael D. Manny
  • Julia M. Nowicki
  • McGhee Osse
  • Jordan Palmore
  • Steve Pemberton
  • Michael & Christine Pope
  • Diane & Quintin Primo
  • Larry Rattler
  • Dee M. Robinson
  • Susan Rogers
  • Sarah Royster
  • Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
  • Senator Heather Steans & Leo Smith
  • Diane Stovall
  • Monica Walker
  • Monroe & Loretta Walton
  • Dorothy J. Watson
  • Valerie Wilson Reed

 Friends ($150 - 499)

  • Sam Adam
  • M. J. Arons
  • Gustavo Bamberger
  • Prudence Beidler
  • Lottie Bell
  • Martha & Arthur Bell
  • Ellen Best
  • William Bettencourt & James White
  • Dr. Vanice  ("Van") Billups, PhD
  • Mary Kay Bottorff
  • Daryl D. Brooks
  • Ina Burd
  • William & Denise Burton
  • Flamont & Karma Butler
  • Madie Cannamore
  • Ray Carter
  • Emily & Tyrone Carter
  • Bette Cerf Hill
  • Larry R. Coe
  • Marge & Lew Collens
  • Kay Collier
  • Valerie Colvett & Dennis Potts
  • Benjamin & Gwendolyn Cooper
  • Jeff Cummings
  • Lynn Cutler
  • James Davis
  • Tabrina Davis & Frank Bello
  • Dr. Grace Dawson & Mr. Carl Dawson
  • George & Alfreda Eddings
  • Anne & Sharon Eisendrath
  • Paul & Mattie Ellison
  • Candice Evans
  • Cecilia Ewing Hayes
  • Diana Ferguson & Dwayne Staton
  • Kash Flournoy-Brazile
  • The Don and Rebecca Ford Terry Family Fund
  • Denise M. Gamble
  • Len & Sandy Golden
  • William R. Gordon
  • Iris & Martin Gradman
  • Thomas R. Green
  • Richard & Tricia Gronlund
  • Susan & Anthony Grosch
  • Kathy Hardin Earl
  • Bennie Hargrove, Jr.
  • Ross & Marion Hauser
  • Roosevelt Haywood III
  • Christie Hefner
  • Gene Hendricks & Bruce Hayes
  • Patricia & Joseph Hinton
  • Janis Holmes
  • Rose Marie Houston Charitable Foundation
  • Timothy Hughes
  • Dr. Shirley Hurst-Susman
  • Joyce R. Isaacs
  • Nathaniel & Cherya Jenkins
  • Almetta Jones
  • Marion E. Joplin
  • Martin & Susanne Kanter
  • Paul Kartcheske
  • Jennifer Keller
  • Beulah King
  • Burnette & Marcella King
  • Maureen Kleinman
  • Harold Krinsky
  • G. Sequane Lawrence & Teresa Rufaro Prim
  • Clyde Lemons & Tremayne Cathey-Lemons
  • Sandra Lincoln
  • Paula Litt
  • Amanda & Robert Logan
  • Myrna & Donald Lord
  • Michael & Marilyn Campbell Lowe
  • Larry & Sylvia Margolies
  • William Marovitz
  • Andrew Martin
  • Diane Martin
  • Mary A. Martin
  • Ronald & Tracey Maxwell
  • Ereatha C. McCullough
  • Dr. Michael McGee
  • Henry McGee
  • Marcelle McVay & Dennis Zacek
  • Floyd Mittleman
  • Kent & Nancy Nelson
  • Iris Newman
  • Ann Marie Norsk
  • Joan J. Owens
  • Peggy Parfenoff
  • James Patrick
  • Lenin Pellegrino
  • Paula Phillips Bell
  • Gary & Nancy Prior
  • Jerry H. Proffit
  • David & Malia Prystowsky
  • Hedy Ratner
  • Robert Reddrick
  • Charles & Barbara Reeder
  • Ron & Alyta Reicin
  • Thomas & Wendy Reiman
  • Lawrence Richardson
  • Nancy Ross & Phil Dodson
  • Esther Saks
  • Bettylu Saltzman
  • Steven A. Salzman
  • Pamela Sandine
  • Abraham J. Santiago
  • Ronald Schmidt
  • Lisa Scruggs
  • Margaret Simmons
  • Toni S. Smith
  • George J. & Sarah H. Sotos
  • John Stoltz
  • Jim & Deanna Strickland
  • Jeanette Sublett
  • Randall Tate
  • Michael & Michele Thompson
  • Kathleen Trainor
  • Harriet Trop
  • Deetje Van Opstal
  • Jeff & Bobbie Vender
  • Lauren Verdich & Gail Morse
  • Barbara & Janai Watkins
  • Howard W. Watts III
  • Mark & Crystal White
  • Gene & Sharon Whitehorn
  • Ann Williams & David Stewart
  • Dolores A. Williams
  • Joseph Williams
  • Debra & Walter Wilson
  • Debra Winer
  • Elaine & Larry Winer
  • Sharon Woods
  • Deonne & Lewis Wright
  • Yvonne Young
  • Teresa Zeigler
  • Anonymous