Help The Williams Project grow!
The Williams Project began as an experiment, a collective of artists with an idea for solving some of American theatre’s most stubborn problems. Could a tiny company really pay a living wage? Could they ditch the proscenium and bring shows directly into communities? Could they communicate great writers like Baldwin, Williams, Lori-Parks, and Lorca in a way that welcomed and challenged diverse and engaged audiences?
With your help, we bet on a new model for making theatre, based on the dignity of a living wage for artists and the value of exceptional, professional art rooted sincerely in a sense of community.
And it worked. It is working.
In three seasons, The Williams Project has created two full productions (and they were good!), shared five workshops; staged plays in churches, cabarets, and around a dining room table; and expanded our community to include hundreds of audience members and supporters.
And they hired me. I’m Ellen, The Williams Project’s new Producing Director. Hi! My job is to turn that experiment into a sustainable theatre company, proving it is possible to overcome the challenges facing our field. Ambitious, right?
This season, we are remounting James Baldwin’s Blues for Mister Charlie, a masterpiece with which every community in the United States should grapple. We are tripling our budget and building out infrastructure that will allow us to serve artists and communities for years to come.
As a friend of The Williams Project, you’ve helped make this experiment a success. You’ve been there from the beginning; now, we are asking you to be a part of our next leap forward. Will you help us grow by making a gift to The Williams Project today?
Thank you for helping The Williams Project put the arts, and artists, back at the center of community life.
Ellen Abram, Producing Director
The Williams Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization! Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Williams Project must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.