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The Bushwick Starr
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Your tax-deductible donation today sustains us now, and strengthens us for the future.

With a monthly gift of $9/month or more, you will receive all of the benefits of membership next season. By contributing throughout the year, you can make a gift that is affordable for you, and that provides steady support for the Starr, our artists, and our community.

Membership Levels

    All memberships will remain active for a full year once public performances resume! Benefits include: Advance ticket sales, subscription to the Starr member e-newsletter, and your name listed in our programs and on the website.

    ALL STARR - $1000 or more (or $84+/month)
    4 complimentary tickets to each show* (a $500 value); Reserved seats; 4 drink tickets; Invitations to Opening Nights and the Starr Gala; Coffee with co-founders Noel Allain and Sue Kessler.

    STARR SUSTAINER - $500 or more (or $42+/month)
    2 complimentary tickets to each show* (a $250 value); Reserved seats; 2 drink tickets; Invitations to Opening Nights and the Starr Gala.

  • STARR SUPPORTER - $250 or more (or $21+/month)
    Two $20 tickets to each show* (20% off); Reseved seats; 2 drink tickets; Invitations to Opening Nights.

  • STARR MEMBER - $100 or more (or $9+/month)
    One $20 ticket to each show* (20% off); 1 drink ticket.

  • STARR DONOR - Your gift of any amount
    Our sincere gratitude.

  • *Subject to availability, black-out dates may apply, not inclusive of special programming or fundraising events.

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pet project grant
Jeremy O. Harris and The Bushwick Starr are partnering to provide financial relief to playwrights during this period of isolation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Recently while watching our country's commander in chief, he proclaimed that funding The Kennedy Center's relief plan was the left's attempt at bolstering their "pet project". As a life-long theatre lover and maker, the thought that the livelihoods of theatre artists could be boiled down to a simple pet project filled me with the type of rage I rarely feel, and furthermore filled me with anxiety for the well being of many of my peers during this dark time. As many playwrights I know were supposed to open their first show, begin their first residency, enter or leave graduate studies, or simply be focusing on writing their second draft, many were paralyzed with fears for their health, the well being of their families, or how they might stock their refrigerator with groceries. After a year of surprising abundance from a mix of luck and dedication to the "pet project" of being a playwright, I thought it prudent to do my part to aid in some small way with the relief our government deems unnecessary for our community. So to that end, in order to make the most impact for the most people, I wanted to be able to give 500 dollars to as many playwrights as I could from the licensing fees and publishing royalties of my pet project, Slave Play, moreover I wanted the process of distribution to be as easy as possible with the hope and trust that those who were most in need would be allowed the chance to benefit first. I'm also thankful that I was able to do this with the facilitation of a small theatre who has always believed in the power of the "pet project", The Bushwick Starr, and hope that if this inspires others they will send more funds their way so that as many playwrights as possible can maybe feel relief so many desperately need at this time." 

- Jeremy O. Harris, May 13, 2020

This grant is inspired by and intends to inspire a sense of radical sharing and promote artistic enabling even while live theater is interrupted. It also intends to be a way to pilot forms of relief and response that are led by and accountable to theater artists.

Though initial funding is limited to $76,000, we will use lessons learned from this action to guide future grantmaking should we receive or raise more resources to distribute, and share back these lessons to the field. Additional donations to this fund will be distributed directly to playwrights in the initial funding round, with the potential to expand to future rounds of funding that are informed by our initial effort.

To discuss donations, donor acknowledgements, and other giving questions, please contact The Bushwick Starr's Development Director Lauren Miller at

For more information on the fund and our grantmaking procedures in the initial pilot round, please visit