Much of what we do at the theater is connecting the community to the arts and to each other, through shared experiences that invite celebration, conversation and collaboration. In troubled or divisive times, we are possibly one of the only places where people of different backgrounds, views, or generations, may find common ground.

Collective legacy builds off of partnership with others. It’s not about one person’s effort—but about how the combined effort of many makes a big impact.

Our collective legacy is in uniting people through the arts.

We do this in so many ways, big and small. We bring families together for magical holiday memories at The Nutcracker. We bring students together to celebrate the achievements of their fellow students, as they perform in a Theatre and Performance Studies (T.A.P.S.) production. We bring teachers and students together for live educational performances through our Arts in Education series.

Bringing people together is second nature for us, but we don’t do it alone. We need you—our community—to help us stand as the place in the Chicago’s Southland where all are welcome, and we have something for everyone.

Consider giving:

  • $50 to help us bring world-class entertainment in the coming year(s) as we embark on GSU’s 50th anniversary (2019)
  • $250 to send a classroom to this season’s S.T.E.M. theatre performance, The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System
  • $500 to support the work of our students and their November performance of Alice in Wonderland

With a gift of $250 or more, you will become part of a very special group of philanthropists that I will receive exclusive invitations to receptions, meet-and-greets, private backstage tours, behind-the-scenes updates, and much more!

Please make your very best donation to help keep this great institution a public gathering place for the community—a place where together we are a mighty force for unity.

Make a donation today.

CPA Annual Fund

Supports music, theater, dance, national touring productions, Opera Up Close series, summer theatre camp, community theater, venue upkeep and more!

Ralph Medhurst Arts in Education Fund

Gives the gift of live theatre to underserved youth who may never have had access to the arts, and ties in to school curriculum standards. Show tickets, books and teacher study guides are provided at a cost of $10 per student.

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