It is because of the generosity of individuals like you that Sideshow is able to create productions that reach deep and hit at the heart of universal and challenging ideas and messages we share. Sideshow cannot exist without you. Thank you for your support!


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Sideshow Theatre Company

PO Box 409360

Chicago, IL 60640


Sideshow is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible.


The Center Ring is Sideshow Theatre Company’s giving program. All donors will also receive any benefits of prior giving levels.


One Man Band


  • Recognition in Sideshow’s programs
  • A copy of Sideshow’s quarterly newsletter, "The Bandwagon"
  • Sideshow fridge magnet


Working Acts


  • Two complimentary drink vouchers for use during Sideshow’s season


Grand Illusionists


  • Two complimentary tickets to any Sideshow production




  • Two complimentary tickets to each opening night performance of the season


Top Hats


  • Invitations to exclusive events with the artists


The Main Event (Sponsorship Level)


  • Please contact executive director Stephanie Weddell to start a conversation about sponsorship options and  customized benefits and recognition.




We would like to give special thanks to our supporters who have helped to make our work possible. These gifts were made between January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 .

Presenting Premiere Sponsors ($10,000+)

Frances Gecker


Premiere Sponsors ($5,000 - $9,999)

CH Distillery

Barry & Miriam L. Green

Karen S. Walters


The Main Event ($2,500 - $4,999)

Hilary Cerbin

Don & Kathy Smith

Steven Wayland & Jennifer Wesley

Norman F. Woodel

Tom Bergin & Cortney Zaret


Top Hats ($1,000 - $2,499)


FrankGecker, LLP


Jonathan L. Green

Mark Ishaug & Micah Krohn


Headliners ($750 - $999)

Michael V. Hoehne

Grand Illusionists ($500 - $749)

Peter Ruppert & Janet Burroway

Joel Cornfeld

Goodsmith Gregg & Unruh LLP

Jeffrey Grauel


Working Acts ($250 - $499)

Harrison P. Hayes

Vera Kimmi

Jeremy Kleinman

Dorothy Sobelsohn


One Man Band ($50 - $249)

Dacey Arashiba

Crystal Baird

Stefany Cambra

Paul Di Crosta

Paul & Jo Ann Eakins

Rachael L. Swann & William Fancher

Forrest & Freddie Frazier

Rebecca & Mark Friedman

Gregg Gilman

Erica & Josh Goodman


Alan & Becky Green

Lyn & Fred Hodnett

Brenna Kearney

Janice King

Jean Marie & Robert Koon

Debra Koziarz

Tami Kucera

William & Cynthia Leslie

Joel Loughman

Andy Luther

Vivian & Donald Makosky

Mark & Nancy Mathyer

Tom McGuane

Mary Kate Robel

Nieta & Steve Shapiro

Warren Sobelsohn

Lauren Thompson

Woody & Susan Tucker

Cindy & Rob Weddell

Robert & Stephanie Weddell

Catherine & Benjamin Wilensky

Patricia & Elias Zaret


Foundation and government support provided by:

The Chicago Community Trust

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Dramatists Guild Fund

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation

Illinois Arts Council Agency

MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

The Saints


In-Kind Donors:

About Face Theatre, AceBounce Ping-Pong Bar & Restaurant, Alarmist Brewing & Tap Room, Bagel Art Evanston, The Barre Code, BMP Film Co., Chef on the Roof, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Fringe Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Women’s Health Center, The Chopping Block, Circle Salon, CSz Theater Chicago, Cup & Spoon, DMK Burger Bar, Early to Bed, Eataly, Epoch Studio Salon, Escape Artistry, Estee Lauder, Fab’rik, Freehand Chicago, Frances Gecker, Glenwood Dance Studio, Goodman Theatre, Greenhouse Theater Center, Grippo Stage Company, Hamburger Mary’s, Hitch Cocktails, Independent Spirits Inc., Intergalactic Cafes Inc., Interrobang Theatre, Jerry’s Sandwiches, Kaiju Attack Wrestling, La Colombe, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Lifeline Theatre, Long Table Pancakes, Lookingglass Theatre, Lynfred Winery, Megan McGuane, Middle East Bakery & Grocery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Nookies, Northlight Theatre, Old Town Barbershop, PRP Wine International, Raven Theatre, Rebellious Magazine, Revolution Brewing, Roche Edward Schulfer, Route 66 Theatre Company, Salon Echo, Savvy Seconds and Firsts, Jack Schultz, Shedd Aquarium, Steep Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Stitch, Strawdog Theatre Company, The Tie Bar, T-Shirt Deli, TimeLine Theatre Company, Trader Joe’s, Una Mae’s, Uncouth, Vaudezilla, Victory Gardens Theater, Karen S. Walters, Stephanie Weddell, Windy City Rollers, Women and Children First








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