Mission: Mildred's Umbrella is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to growing Houston's theatre community and empowering women through the performing arts. Since our inception in 2001, we have employed local artists to aid us in that goal. Our priority is to achieve gender parity in the theatrical arts, striving to promote the work and provide opportunities to playwrights, actors, designers, directors and crew members who are local artists, with a focus on women (not excluding the men) in new works never seen in Houston. Our primary contribution to this goal is offering Houston audiences innovative theatrical works unavailable anywhere else. We strive to make each production a unique experience, both in the creative execution and the choice of material.
Target demographics: the public, with a focus on women
Geographic areas served: Houston, TX
Programs: full theatrical seasons that have a focus on women in the theatre
I have watched this company grow from two people,John Harvey and Jennifer Decker, to the great and full spirit it is today. Such love of theater and the arts, working on a shoestring budget, much coming from nothing for so long, and now receiving the accolades and recognition they so deserve. I am proud to have helped them in the beginning, and will continue to enjoy them so much as they soar to new heights. Noone knows the hours and hours of mental and physical work that goes into making these wonderful productions come to life, who had not experienced it. Ask them to tell their stories, and i guarantee ou will be impressed and so proud of them. This group of people is amazing both collectively and individually. They are what the theater is all about, and embody Houston's dedication to preserving the arts.