Mitu is a small company and MITU580 is a flexible venue. This means we are perfectly positioned to support artists who are taking bold risks with their work and developing new and untried pathways towards creation. Our size allows us the flexibility to continue listening to our artists and community and to create new shapes for the support we provide.
We are a company invested in the future of theater. We continue to develop new and exciting company-created works investigating and interrogating potent ideologies and narratives of our times. We also continue to grow our Expansion Works program so that we may hold space for artists working across disciplines and incubating alternative modes of artistic inquiry in Brooklyn and beyond.
We are an incubator for artists asking big questions. Theater Mitu continues to maintain a number of annual programs aimed at galvanizing the next generation of artists while supporting ongoing innovation in established companies. These programs include: The Hybrid Arts Lab, a fellowship program supporting women, trans, and non-binary artists of color as they develop new work intersecting performance and technology; and our Artists-at-Home program, which provides technical residencies for artists innovating the field of performance.
Art spaces are key for dialogue and the exchange of knowledge. They are central gathering points for a community to share a range of embodied experiences, histories, and imaginations. For us, this means year-round programming of free and affordable performances, exhibitions, and events. We are working to build bridges in Brooklyn’s cultural community by supporting artists working in theater, film, dance, sculpture, performance art, creative technology, and civic engagement. MITU580 is a place where hundreds of artists and community members share work, materials, and techniques; where there are consistent exchanges of ideas and beliefs; where we collide art, theology, and science in the context of this incredibly critical moment in history.
Contributions from our community cover 70% of the costs for our programming, keep our tickets accessible and affordable, and provide resources to galvanize the next generation of performance-based artists. With your generous support, we will continue to support and grow these and other programs as we work to rebuild and revive our city’s cultural community. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to this year’s annual fundraiser.
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Howard Gilman Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council for the Arts, Trust for Mutual Understanding, MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, The MAP Fund, CEC Artslink, The Awesome Foundation, Theater Mitu, Inc. Trustees, Larry and Helayne Jones Family Fund, Tom and Margie Gart Family Fund, The Nancy Friday Foundation, Network of Ensemble Theaters, U.S. Department of State, and our many individual donors.
Adreina Matos, Aislinn Curry, Alec Andres Squires, Alex and Megan Gart, Ann Cooper, C.C. Kellog, Caite Hevner, Caroline Gart, Cory Cruser, Courtney Seiberling, Danielle Macbeth and John Hawthorn, Elisabeth Gart and David Cimino, Florence Holdeman, Francine Elhadad, Hodaka K., James Bricmont, Jessica Massart, Jessica Ryan, Jim and Pat Walden, John and Martha Gart, Jon Robert Mackenzie, Josephine De Caro Rutigliano, Julie Louisa Andrus, Kaila J. Lim, Katie Whetsell, Kyle Jackson-Langworthy, Luke Thomas, Mara Isaacs, Mark Palermo, Michael Keeler, Mickey and Nancy Gart, Min Jung, Molly Murphy & JJ Darling, Nicholas Croft, Paige Davis, Ruth Cooper, Sabine Holler, Seth Gabel, Shebi Niazi, Stephanie Dilorio Prohaska, Thomas Pearson, Tim Parsons, Timothy Farrell, Tom Monday, Tracey Toth, Nene Humphrey, Joe McGowan, Allyson Green, Victoria Krane, Jacquelin McCarthy, Marc Reig, Giverny Petitmermet, Luis Anchondo, Cammy Hickman, Lynn Butkus, Josephine De Caro-Rutigliano, Linda Wolff, Margaret Darby and Chuck Holdeman, Danielle Macbeth and John Hawthorn, Peter Wiley, Wendell and Cheryl Farrell, Katherine Gold, Linda Hanauer, Michael Morran, Judith Miller, Jimmy Walden, Ryan and Amanda West, Chris Jaehnig, Kristin Kander, Nathan Nolen Edwards, Brad Bradley, Kat Williams, Kyle Langworthy, Mark Fisher, Andrew Cole, Greg Kamp, Dennis Corsi, Courtney Seiberling, Caite Hevner, Arianna Stucki, Ashley Timm, Mallory Baysek, Chris Worley, Kevin Winebold, Juliane Godfrey, Suzanne Zuckerman, Thomas Pearson, Deborah Lamb, Raphael Nash Thompson, Aytek Celik