This year has been the biggest and best in Filament history. We are at a critical moment in our growth and your support means more now than ever. This has been a year of “Firsts” and now we need your help to make this next year one full of “Bests”!
First Acting Company: For the first time, we cast a paid six-member Acting Company for an entire year of programming. Molly, Andrew, Lindsay, Nate, Mara and Christian are one of the only full time acting companies in all of Chicago. Not only did they spend countless rehearsals creating all of our favorite characters, they also revised scripts, built sets, developed choreography, cleaned the kitchen and painted the walls. Filament’s unique model of investing in people first means that the members of the Acting Company are given the opportunity to truly develop as leaders in the Filament Family.
Your support means that our Acting Company can truly devote the hours necessary to leading a world-class theatre.
First year of fully stage productions: For the first time, our new home at 4041 N. Milwaukee was ready for the set, lights, sound system and costumes that built the many worlds of our season. We kicked things off by partnering with the American Repertory Theatre in Boston, to present The Snow Queen, opening to our biggest audiences yet!
Your support means that we can continue to expand our mainstage productions and create the kind of ticketing and marketing systems that will support growing audiences.
First Community Rentals: For the first time, our space was ready to welcome community and artistic groups. Over the past year, Filament’s space has played host to community building events such as the Six Corners Business Association Lunch, the Portage Park Helping Hands Fundraiser and the Illinois Main Street Association. Artistic groups such as Vaudeville at Six Corners, the House Theatre and Be The Groove dance team have used our versatile space for rehearsals and performances.
Your support means that we will be able to welcome new groups to our constantly improving space for reasonable rates. The Filament Theatre will be an asset to everyone on the Northwest Side and beyond.
Thank you for considering to invest in a visionary theatre, a vibrant neighborhood and a verdant Earth.
Gifts can also be made by check payable to:
Filament Theatre Ensemble
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago IL 60641
For more information about giving to Filament Theatre Ensemble, please contact Jackie Intres at (630)-774-3882
Filament Theatre Ensemble would not exist without the generosity of the individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies that support us each year. Filament Theatre Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.