Our Supporters

Your donation is neither charity nor empty philanthropy; it is an investment in our future. Without organizations like Hattiloo Theatre we are not building rounded communities, but ignoring the fabric and soul of society. Every dollar makes a difference, as we aim to be a theater for all - a place where diverse audiences experience extraordinary productions and programs. Won't you join us?

HATTILOO CHAMPIONS

A Friend of Hattiloo Theatre
ArtsMemphis
Hohenberg Foundation
Hyde Family Foundations
Jeniam Foundation
Kite Foundation
Tennessee Arts Commission

 

THE WHITMAN SISTERS

Nancy Bogatin
Dr. Christy Clark
Margaret Coleman
Teresa Leary-Jenkins
Ellen Klyce
Jennifer Littlejohn
Mynyown Gentry-Lynn
Dr. Rosie Richmond
Lori Spicer-Robertson
Lisa Sanchez-Sullivan
Tina Pierce Sullivan
Dr. Linda Tharp
Regina Walker

Established in 2014, the Whitman Sisters are a distinguished group of Memphians who collectively sponsor each play at Hattiloo, and enjoy various benefits and invitations to private events in return. Their funds help satisfy cost such as royalties, actor stipends, set and costume costs, and so on. Each Sister:

  • Donates $500
  • Raises $1,000
  • Promotes Hattiloo's special events
  • Enrolls new Sisters

If you'd like to become a Whitman Sister please email sameka@hattilootheatre.org or call 901-502-3486.

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL WHITMAN SISTERS: In 1899, The Whitman Sisters, Mabel, Essie, Alberta and “Baby” Alice, formed the Whitman Sisters Comedy Company, a world-renowned performing company. The sisters are historical figures of Black vaudeville, running one of the highest paid and longest running acts in its history. The sisters performed for white and Black audiences alike, and refused to allow segregation within their audiences. The eldest sister, Mabel Whitman, became the first Black woman to manage and continuously book her own company in leading Southern houses. Not only were the Whitman Sisters pioneers of their times, they helped to catapult the careers of many other Black performers by featuring them in their acts, such as Leonard Reed (American Tap-Dancer), Jeni LeGon (American Vocalist), Willie Bryant (American Jazz bandleader), and countless other entertainers.

SPONSORS (SEASON 10)

AARP
AutoZone
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Eclectic Eye
Grizzlies Foundation
Gene & Carol Katz
Dorothy Kirsch
Edith Kelly-Green and the KGR group DBA as Lenny's Sub Shop
International Paper
Laurelwood Shopping Center
Dr. Rodric Miller
Nike
Pamela Pitts
Sissy's Log Cabin
Younger & Associates
Rebecca Wilson

 

NOW PLAYING

Crowns: The Gospel Musical

March 10 - April 2, 2017

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 7:30p
Saturday Matinees: 2p
Sunday Matinees 3p
No late seating. Plays run 4 - 5 weeks.


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-Katori Hall, playwright
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