The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the performing arts. The story of hundreds of professional theatres across our country is one of permanent closure or indefinite pause. This doesn’t have to be our story.

We have a unique opportunity to recover. We have an outdoor venue that allows for stage reconfiguration and distanced seating. We can take the knowledge gained by experts at the forefront of re-opening and put it into practice right here in northern Michigan.  Parallel 45 Theatre can re-open safely in summer 2021—but only with your help. The costs are significant, but we know it can be done while keeping our artists and our audiences safe.

With your tax-deductible donation, we will once again harness the power of live performance to tell essential stories, and assemble diverse professional artists to produce world-class theatre.

Theatre is the perfect tool for these times. It recognizes new realities, takes a deep breath, and responds with vision and compassion, imagining a future where we all want to live, where—with your support—we’ll all gather together next summer.

Thank you for bringing the magic of live performance back to your community.

Theatre in Northern Michigan