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Your Gift of Financial Support Amplifies our Mission:

Echo Theatre champions the diverse voices of women+.

Celebrating 25 years of Theatre Excellence in 2023, Echo is proud to be the Southwest's premier theatrical organization dedicated to producing works created by women+. By Supporting Echo, you Support women and women+ playwrights, whose work is not heard equitably on American stages. This is what your gift amplifies:


  1. ECHOLOCATION:  The City of Dallas Bath House Cultural Center in White Rock Lake Park. With only 65-100 seats (depending on set design) the experience of attending our productions is intimate and casual. Dress up or come as you are. We welcome all audiences. We choose to perform at the Bath House, even though the intimate venue limits our earning potential. 

  2. HISTORY: Founded in 1998 in Dallas, Texas to lead the charge for gender parity in play production by solely producing work written by women. In 2020 that mission was expanded and became "women+" - cisgender women, women-identifying, and non-binary playwrights. This often results in presenting work that the general audience must be introduced to, a challenge we have met for 25 years.

  3. SEASON: Echo's fiscal year is calendar based and our season includes three mainstage productions. In 2024, we present All New Work! Two winners from the Texas Shout Out New Play Contest and our first Commissioned work which explores the life and achievements of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, an early American feminist and crusader. 

  4. REP: We have earned a national reputation for enthusiastic collaboration with women+ playwrights through our four International Big Shout Out New Play Contests and two Special Shout Out Projects. These competitions have yielded 7 premieres and 26 staged readings of New Work. 

  5. PODCAST: ECHO OFFSTAGE, intimate conversations with impactful women of theater, continues to bring in new listeners. Our guests include Pulitzer Prize-playwrights, designers, administrators, plus directors of national organizations. This appeal of this podcast is increasing, and Echo is seeking season sponsors. FREE wherever you love to listen! We are currently seeking local and national sponsors.

  6. ECHO READS: A performance reading series which in Fall 2023 will present the 3 Finalist Honorees from the TEXAS Shout Out #4 New Play Contest for BIPOC women+ playwrights. To better serve our audience base and our community, we perform two readings of each play - once at our home base, the Bath House Cultural Center, and once at a Venue Partner elsewhere in the City of Dallas. This program is FREE to attend. Donations are accepted.

  7. ECHO WRITES: A playwright-led, online writing workshop series. Highly acclaimed instruction from the likes of powerhouses like Mia Chung and Lauren Gunderson.

Our Needs

     Echo Theatre is in need of Programming and Operating funds.

     57% of our budget goes to salaries for local actors, designers, and staff. 

     We are also looking for mission minded board members to serve for a minimum of two years. 

     You can help keep women's theatre alive and thriving in North Texas!

     We look forward to seeing you at the theater!

The Echo 100 is a select group of donors who pledge ongoing financial commitment at a generous level to sustain the Mission of Echo Theatre. 

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Friends of Echo can support at a "friendlier" level. Starting at only $25 per month, you will ensure that we have a small, reliable income to cover recurring expenses, like this website! Can we count on you?  


Echo Theatre's podcast was developed as an artistic, mission-driven response to the need for pandemic arts programming. Lend your name and support to amplify women's voices by sponsoring this world-wide podcast. Levels range from $1,500 to sponsor an episode to $20,000 to sponsor our 12-episode season. Consider supporting this international product with your name or company name attached. 

Make it a Once-a-Year Gift!

North Texas Giving Day - You like our Mission, our People and our Productions! Our ticket prices are low so everyone can experience theater together. Please consider making a donation of support anytime via our PayPal button at the top of the page, but on North Texas Giving Day - yearly in September - your donation is boosted with additional fund$!


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