As theatre-makers, we tell stories. And the stories unfolding before us right now are nothing short of remarkable. Whether it’s our young playwrights, who, as we speak, are jotting down their experiences and crafting the plays which will define our upcoming Young Playwrights Festival, or the students participating in NTI, craving an expressive outlet and eagerly consuming our virtual offerings, our students are responding to today's needs by doing what they do best: making great theatre.

In order for Commonwealth Theatre Center to pivot our resources and help our students tell these stories to the best of our ability, we’re going to be doing a lot of improvising this year.

Your donation will directly support:

  • The Walden Theatre teaching artists who have spent countless hours bottling the magic that is live theatre for all of us to enjoy, be it remotely or in person.
  • The iconic 1123 Payne Street campus, currently being adapted to meet the social distance needs of today.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives that will embolden our staff and students to create theatre we can see ourselves in.
  • Our Connecting Cultures residency program, which works directly with young people who perceive themselves to be different and empowers them to be confident and proud of the stories that define them.
  • Your nationally-recognized neighborhood theatre company and the 55,000+ lives we touch each year.

The world is starting to look a lot different for all of us, but it is because of loyal supporters like you that we are able to pave a path forward and continue to cultivate the next generation of empowered, creative problem-solvers. Thank you for your generosity, and for being a valued member of our Commonwealth Theatre Center family.

Looking for other ways you can support CTC?

Do you shop with Amazon or Kroger? Every purchase you make from either company can support the life-changing programs CTC offers for youth and our community!

Amazon Smile

A percentage of your of purchases on Amazon go to CTC when you make your purchase through AmazonSmile. Shop as usual through Amazon, build your shopping cart, then login through Smile and enter Commonwealth Theatre Center as beneficiary and Amazon sends us 0.5% of each purchase you make. It's super easy.

Kroger Plus

Shop at Kroger with your Plus card and support CTC. Log in to your Plus account, go to My Account and click Community Rewards. Select Commonwealth Theatre Center as beneficiary and Kroger sends us a percent of each purchase. Just using your Plus card on groceries can raise $50-200 per year!

Thank You to Our Supporters!

Commonwealth Theatre Center is grateful to the scores of supporters who partner with us to sustain our work for thousands of youth and families each year.


Institutional Support

Ashley Rountree and Associates
Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell (District 12)
Ciao Ristorante
Clifton Foundation
Cochran Foundation
Community Foundation of Louisville
Community Foundation of Southern Indiana
Comstock Brothers Electric
Delta Dental of Kentucky
Derby City IT
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Duke Energy Foundation
Edge Family Charitable Fund
Emke Family Fund
The Event Company
The Fat Lamb
Feast BBQ
Fehr’s Beer
Flora Kitchenette
Flying Axes Louisville
Fund for the Arts
Gheens Foundation
Gravely Brewing
Gretchen Bell Photography
Hamilton & Krebs
Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (District 5)
Heyman Talent
Hi-Float Company
Highland Coffee Company
Augusta Brown Holland Philanthropic Foundation
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Metro Councilman David James (District 6)
Metro Councilman Dan Johnson (District 2)
Kentucky Arts Council
Kentucky Foundation for Women
Kindred Healthcare

Kosair Charities
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11)
Kroger Company Foundation
Lift A Life Foundation
Louisville Metro Government
Mapother Family Memorial Fund
Mayan Café
Norton Foundation
Old Stone Inn & Tavern
Metro Councilman Tom Owen (Dist.8 NDF)
Paradis Foundation
Metro Councilman James Peden (Dist.23 NDF)
Porcini/Farmer Children’s Foundation
Red Pepper Deli
Republic Bank Foundation
Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (Dist.2 NDF)
Shubert Foundation
Snowy Owl Foundation
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
MetroCouncilman Glen Stuckel (Dist.17 NDF)
Sweets by Millie
Councilman David Tandy (Dist.4 NDF)
USA Image Technologies
The Voice-Tribune
Ward 426
WHAS Crusade for Children
Wiltshire Pantry
Councilwoman Mary Woolridge (Dist.3 NDF)
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Yazatel Intelligent Communications

Individual Support

Stephanie Adair
Cathy Adams
Donna Adams
Carolyn Ambrosino
Matilda Andrews
Christine Arnett
Judith Baccei
Cathy Bean
Laura Beasley
Edith Bingham
Tom Birchfield
Neville Blakemore, Jr. & Virginia Gray Henry
Holly & Steve Bliss
Nina & Ned Bonnie
Anne & Archie Borders
Judith Bradley
Zach Bramel
Joan Brennan
Laura Lee Brown & Steve Wilson
Angie McCorckle Buckler
Amber & Kevin Burke
Heather Burns
William & Carol Burns
Theresa Butler
Meg Caudill
Kathy Campbell
Lindsay & Jeff Chamberlin
Jonathan Cherry
Ashley Chesman
Kari Christie
Pat & David Clarke
Patti Clare & Jack Trawick
John Clay & Charlotte Stites
Carol Melinda Combs
Susan O. Cohen
Don Conners
Aimee Conrad-Hill
Kevin & Mera Corlett
Jamie & Kelley Cox
Jeanne Cox
Sabra Crockett
Anita Cronin
Irwin & Carol Cutler
Gina Del Negro
Jacqueline Hope Derby
Tommie Detwiler
Perry Dixon
Hallie & Emir Dizdarevic
Meredith & Jim Downey
Andrea & Martin Doyle
Amy Driesler
Michael Drury & Lane Stumler
Janelle Renee Dunn
Whitney & Donald Durs
Angela & Richard Dworin
Brooke Edge
Denzil & Sharon Edge
Frances Englander
Mayor Greg Fischer & Dr. Alexandra Gerassimides
Holly Fisher
Jim Frankenberger & Jody Held
Sandra A. Frazier
Harriette Friedlander
LuEtta Friesen
Robert & Laura Gaeta
James Gandenberger
Jennifer Gebhart
Lee & Tina Gibson
Marilyn Givan
Mark Gomsak
Sarah Gorman
John & Julie Gragg
Margaret & David Graves
Rachel Graves
Danielle Greene
William Grenier
Liz & Rick Haas

George & Mary Hadley
Wendy Hames
Susan Hamilton
Jennifer Hamm
Hammer & Kohorst
Christopher Haragan
Jennifer Harlan
Ann Hall & Geoffrey Nelson
Jennifer & Jason Hamm
Kim Handley & Sharon Landrum
Chris & Patricia Haragan
Sarah & Mike Harlan
Virginia Harris
Tiffanye Hawes
Tom & Christy Henderson
Jill Henry
Colleen Hickman
James Higgins
Dean Hite
Gill & Augusta Holland
Kamaran Holt
Willow Hovingh
John & Diane Hubbuch
Alison Huff
Gretchen Hunt & John Young
Sandra & Thomas Hyde
Kevin Hyde & Jamie Neal
Julie & James Ice
Christopher & Laura Johnsrude
David Jones, Jr. & Mary Gwen Wheeler
Brigid Kaelin & David Caldwell
Matt Kamer
Adrian Kash
Andrea & Phillip Kash
Jerome Kauper
Brad Keeton
Michele & Bill Koch
Katherine Lander
Kristy Lay
Joseph Legel
Paul Lenzi & Geraldine Ann Snyder
Stephanie Lindsay
Johna Lloyd
Vicki & Russell Lloyd
Libby & Matt Loeser
Emily Longwell-Grice
Jonathan Lowe
Sandra & Chris Lowry
Daphne Luster
Katherine Mapother
Michael Markiewicz
Damon Marshall
Patricia Martin
Stephanie & Phillip Martin
Tim & Dair Mathistad
James Mauch & Sharon Smith
The Honorable Romano Mazzoli
Courtney McClellan-Brown
Summer McKee
Tessa McShane
Erin Meiman
Suzette & Rodney Miguel
Donald Miller
Ellen Miller
Karice Moore
Aaron Morris
Adele & Pat Murphy
Tad Myre
Lethia Nall
Linda & Steve Neal
John & Andrea Neichter
Melinda Nevills
Jessica Nichols
Tammy & Scott Nofsinger
Bernadette Nunley
Jessica & Josh O'Bryan
Jan Odom Forren
Natalie Osborne

Dennis & Mary Ottersbach
Laura Patterson & Charlie Sexton
Jerome Pascua
Pamela Pennington
Bruce Phillips
Margaret Phillips
Donna & Dave Pollard
Nicole Priest
Amy Quiggins
Ellen Radowski
Wes Ramsey
Jennifer Recktenwald & Tony Peyton
Nydia & Pierce Regnier
Lailey Rezazadeh
Karen & John Rippy
Jonathan & Julie Roberts
Jeanne-Marie & Todd Rogers
Judith & James Rogers
Maggie Rogers
Kim Root
Susan Rostov
Lisa Ruble
Patricia Rudd
Talley & Clelland Russell
Vanessa Savas
Molly & Brian Schaffner
Shannon & Eric Schmidt
Erika Schneider
Natalie Schuetz
Caroline Schuhmann
Rebecca Schupbach
Dr. Robert Sexton, Jr.
Aaron & Ashley Sexton
Larry Shapin & Ladonna Nicolas
Laura & John Sheffer
Cynthia Shiroma
Carrie Shoaf
Mary & Hugh Spencer
Charles Spivey & Myra Tabb
Chuck Stephens
Susan Stevens
Cynthia Stewart
John Clay & Charlotte Stites
Robby Strobo
Allie Summers
Mike & Pam Summers
Erica Sutton
Allison Tengblad
Robert Tillett
Kelly Timple
Beverly & Jim Turner
Dick & Mary Usher
Sarah Van Roo
Diederik van Wassenaer
Ed Vermillion
Amanda & Joe Villaveces
James & Libby Voyles
Keith Waits
Matthew & Tina Jo Wallace
Megan Ward
Porter Watkins & George Bailey
Anastasia Weis Cullen
Amy Wepf & Chad Garvey
Emma Wesslund
Debbie & Paul Wesslund
Charles Whaley
Hilary & Aaron Whaley
Caroline White
Felicia Wilkins
Chuck & Kathleen Willenbrink
Bronwyn Williams
Debbie & Joe Williams
Emory Williamson
Bonny Wise
Sue & Claude Wise
Rebecca & Richard Wood
Rebecca Wynn
Ellen Yunker
Kaveh Zamanian & Heather Bass
Elizabeth Zimmerman
Stephen Zubric

In-Kind Support & Special Thanks

21C Museum & Hotel
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Donna Adams
Barefit Adventure Training
Bourbon Brick Oven Grill
Bourbon Tango
Angie Buckler
Bill & Carol Burns
Colonial Designs
The Comfy Cow
Cox’s Spirit Shoppe/Smoker’s Outlet
Derby City Rollergirls
Doo Wop Shop
Galaxie Bar
Happy Camper Confections

Christy & Jerry Henderson
Holi Gin
The Irish Rover
Mark Gomsak
Goose Creek Diner
Granite America
Jody Held, LMT
Matt Kamer
Kentucky Opera
Kentucky Science Center
Key Lime Salon
Looking for Lilith
Louisville Orchestra
Louisville Zoo
Mark’s Feed Store

Metro Parks & Recreation
Muhammad Ali Center
Ole Hospitality Group
The Paint Spot
Pandora Productions
Zak & Kara Phelps
Physician's Center
PNC Broadway Series
Raymond James Financial Advisors
Republic Bank & Trust
Sassy Fox
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Wild Eggs
Work the Metal
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens