Theater Mu

A nonprofit organization

$5,731 raised by 72 donors

76% complete

$7,500 Goal


Reflections from Mu Artists Eric Sharp, Katie Bradley, Louisa Darr, and Clay Man Soo


THEATER MU IS EXPANDING THE AMERICAN THEATER CANON

Will you help AAPI theater continue to thrive in a struggling industry?

Theater Mu is proud to announce that we have officially surpassed the $1 million annual operating budget threshold. This increase in budget is a direct result of creating theater in a post-pandemic world. Supply costs have almost doubled. Many artists were forced to leave the industry, which means new artists must be trained to fill the void left behind. The pandemic also exposed flaws in our industry, prompting Theater Mu to raise artist and staff compensation, ensuring they are paid equitably, and to create a more empathetic work environment with five-day rehearsal weeks, shorter tech rehearsals, and understudy coverage for both cast and crew.

Although these changes were necessary to remain true to our mission of art, equity, and justice, the question arises: Are these practices sustainable? 

Theater Mu’s growth has been possible thanks to a few one-time, multi-year grants from national foundations. Once these multi-year grants end, Mu will be tasked with replacing these funds during a time when local and national theaters are reducing seasons and laying off staff. 

We need our community’s help to sustain the growth of Mu. We are committed to authentically bringing Asian American stories to life. We are committed to centering empathy and equity for our Asian American artists and staff. We are committed to amplifying Asian American voices for another 30 years and beyond.


Donate TODAY in support of a more artistic, equitable, and sustainable Theater Mu!


A photo of Mellon Foundation playwright-in-residence Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay and peers at THE KUNG FU ZOMBIES SAGA. The words say,"11,000+ audience members." 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Theater Mu

Tax id (EIN)

41-1727881

Categories

Arts & Culture Education Children & Family Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Led

BIPOC Led

Address

755 Prior Ave N. Suite 107
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Phone

651-789-1012

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