We, alongside all members of the Milwaukee Theatre Alliance, believe art is a platform for good. Art speaks out against wrongs and speaks up for those who suffer. We will continue to be a voice in solidarity against racism and against a system that allows for the continued persecution and murder of Black, African-American, African, and Caribbean community members here in Milwaukee and across our country. American citizens George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are just two of the many murdered and we stand in solidarity with those seeking justice.

We know we can do better and will do better to support minority communities. We are actively working to make Milwaukee Theatre a more inclusive and diverse community and we strive to be better listeners. We are here for you. We hear you, we see you, we love you, and we support you. We are in this for the long haul.

We encourage you to donate to organizations supporting racial justice like the ACLUNAACP Legal Defense FundColor of ChangeBlack Leaders Organizing for Communities and Leaders Igniting Transformation and hope you’ll support Milwaukee’s Black-owned businesses. A helpful resource can be found at

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.