Since its inception in 1981–1982, MAINSTAGE Donors have contributed more than $300,000 to theatre education at EMU. Without the generous support of our patrons, we would not be able to provide our students and our community with the best possible theatrical experiences.

MAINSTAGE helps support:

  • Scholarships for students
  • Professional guest artists on-site with students
  • Professional development for students
  • Technology and production enhancements for student engagement and training

Levels of Giving

  • Producer’s Circle - $500+
  • Designer’s Guild - $250-499
  • Stage Crew- $100-249
  • Acting Company - $25-$99

Member Benefits

As a MAINSTAGE Donor, you will receive exclusive invitations to special theatre events: receptions and opportunities to interact with theatre students, and conversations with directors, designers and actors. To express our appreciation for your generosity, you will be acknowledged in all season production programs, thank you messages and updates from our students and faculty, and will receive an EMU Theatre MAINSTAGE Donor lapel pin. You will receive your official receipt for tax purposes from the EMU Foundation for the full amount of your donation. 

Become a MAINSTAGE Donor 

Join MAINSTAGE today and support the students at EMU Theatre! Click the "Donate to MAINSTAGE" button below or call Pam Cardell at 734.487.1220. Gifts may be mailed to the theatre at: EMU Theatre, 103 Judy Sturgis Hill Bldg. Ypsilanti, MI 48197, please note "MAINSTAGE" on your check or note. 

Season & Production Sponsorships 

If you or your organization would like more information about sponsoring our season, a production, or special event/project, please see our EMU Theatre Sponsor sheet.



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