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OUR ANNUAL CAMPAIGN IS STILL GOING STRONG! Our modest annual goal of $130,000 is within reach, but only with your support. Thank you for giving generously from the heart!

The Avenue Blackbox Theatre, founded and led under the Artistic Direction of Reenah Golden, is a space that thrives off collaboration including partnering organizations like Rochester Black Pride, Yoga 4 a Good Hood, Dark Blue Mondaze, Soulstainable Living, We All Write, and the Avenue Children’s Theatre Project (A.C.T.) including noDramaClub and ACT UP. Together, we are paving an exciting new way in helping transform this underserved community in the Northeast quadrant of Rochester, NY (in the Crescent). Our collective vision is a safe, bold and creative space for vibrant, inclusive artistic expression that fits every budget and every body. Our mission is to curate moments that elevate the voices, interests and art of the marginalized in this space and beyond while creating equity and income for artists of color in particular.

The Avenue Children's Theatre Project is 100% FREE to local youth. Exposure to, experience in, and application of arts have proven to raise academic achievement, pride in community ownership, and economic vitality to any community that embraces the arts. The cornerstone of our transformative work is a youth urban fellowship that trains and employs teens theatre management, production, and community engagment. They gain valuable experience in a safe space nurturing their creativity and development while earning a stipend. Our children's theatre productions including those led by these youth fellows are FREE to all city youth. Consider sponsoring a youth or block of tickets for the year for $350. One building, one block at a time, we can and will transform this community, with your help. We simply ask that our village keep believing and keep showing up to dream with us, play with us, grow with us!

See the options below for making your tax deductible gift. Please remember to make the check out to 'The Field' but note 'The Avenue Children's Theatre Project' or 'The Avenue Blackbox Theatre' in the memo line. If you would like us to benefit from your full donation amount, please consider adding 6% to your gift to cover the fiscal sponsorship fee.


Avenue Neighbor - $20
Avenue Patron - $40
Avenue Drama Queen/King - $50
Avenue Squatter - $78
Avenue Roomate - $100
Producers Row - $178
Directors Circle - $278+
Sponsor Street - $350
Lovers Lane - $478+
Founders Boulevard - $780+
AVENUE ANGEL - $1,780+

We are grateful for gifts of any size. Please leave us a note or tell us line who this gift is in honor of on the 'Note to Artist' line so we know more about why you chose to give. 

We appreciate you!