Grantee Profile

Black Ensemble Theater

Grants to Black Ensemble Theater

  • $262,500Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 5 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Black Ensemble Theater is a Chicago theater established in 1976 with a mission of using theater to increase communication, interaction, and understanding among groups in order to reduce racism. It attracts a diverse audience by presenting performances that appeal to people of all backgrounds. The Black Ensemble Theater presents musicals that draw upon African American traditions, often exploring the lives of popular recording artists of the 20th Century. Through long-established educational and outreach programs, the Black Ensemble Theater also works in Chicago Public Schools and with underserved populations to teach theater skills that support the development of life skills.

  • $80,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support succession planning and technology upgrades (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Black Ensemble Theater $342,500 between 2003 and 2014.