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"Best foreshadowing of our virtual lives during lockdown" 

The Nether, The Constructivists.


See the whole list here and get ready for their next event on January 14, Under Construction Play Development Series and the work of Milwaukee born playwright JOSIAH THOMAS TURNER. This season’s reading, directed by MALAINA MOORE, will be a virtual event streamed live on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:30pm on The Constructivists YouTube Channel. It’s free to the public. More info here.

DanceCircus and Neighborhood House

Site/Sight—through January 15

A video collaboration of DanceCircus and Neighborhood House Youth Poets available on demand via Vimeo at www.turbulenceproject.com.

Directed by Betty Salamun with dance and poetry embodied as video by Dan Boville, these videos build on the poems written and performed by youth poets at Neighborhood House. The youth poets’ concerns, #blacklivesmatter and #home, interconnect with site specific dance performances by DanceCircus and community dancers in Milwaukee’s Avenues West neighborhood.

All donations made to 53212 Presents are 100% tax deductible3

CARES Act Allows $300 Above-the-Line Charitable Donation Deduction

This provision in the CARES Act is specifically for those who don’t itemize their deductions and would typically not get any tax benefit for donations. Since it’s considered an above-the-line deduction, the IRS applies it when calculating your adjusted gross income (AGI). 

In plain English, if you donate up to $300 in cash to a qualified organization, your AGI will be reduced by up to $300—and you can still claim the standard deduction.