Build The Shed 2024 Annual Campaign

Help Our Community Grow

Your support allows us to include more children and make our programs accessible to all.
Main Overview:

In the heart of New York City, where diversity thrives and creativity knows no bounds, inclusive theatre stands as a beacon of hope, unity, and empowerment. Now, more than ever, there is a critical need to support and champion inclusive theatre initiatives that celebrate diversity, challenge stereotypes, and foster a sense of belonging for all individuals.

The Need:

  • Breaking Down Barriers: Whether they be physical, social, or cultural, inclusive theatre creates spaces where everyone is welcome and valued. By actively promoting inclusivity, we pave the way for a more equitable and accessible arts community where all individuals can participate and thrive.
  • Representation Matters: Inclusive theatre provides a platform for all voices to be heard and stories to be told. By showcasing diverse narratives on stage, we empower individuals to see themselves reflected in the stories being told.
  • Promoting Social Justice: Through the power of storytelling, inclusive theatre can shine a spotlight on social issues, spark important conversations and inspire meaningful change.

The Impact:

  • Personal Empowerment: For all individuals, particularly those from marginalized communities, inclusive theatre can be a source of personal empowerment, providing a platform to express themselves, build confidence, and share their perspectives with their peers, family, and community.
  • Community Building: Inclusive theatre brings people together from all walks of life, creating a sense of community and connection that transcends differences. By fostering a spirit of collaboration and mutual respect, we strengthen the bonds that unite us as New Yorkers and as human beings.
  • Educational Value: Through workshops, performances, and outreach programs, we engage learners in meaningful dialogue, promote empathy, and inspire the next generation of artists and change makers.

Why Give?

By investing in Chickenshed NYC, an organization that prioritizes inclusion, we can create a bigger more vibrant, equitable and culturally rich arts community that reflects the true diversity of our landscape.

Together, let's build a future where everyone has a seat at the table and a voice on the stage.

Matching Gifts:  You can multiply your gift if your employer has a matching gift program.  Just request a matching gift form from the company and send the completed form to  

If you prefer to donate by check please make them payable to American Friends of Chicken Shed and post to 1441 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

Please contact our General Manager, Elliot Fishman if you any questions or require any further information.

Your support allows us to include more children and make our programs accessible to all.