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WE Need Your Support

Your support will help transform lives by sharing the experience of great theatre.

What is Harambee?

Harambee is a Kenyan tradition of community self-help events, e.g. fundraising or development activities. Harambee literally means “all pull together” in Swahili.

The Harambee philosophy embodies ideals of assistance, joint effort, mutual social responsibility, and community self-reliance.


As a charity, with most of our income coming directly from our audiences, the financial impact of the continued closure of our theatre is significant and damaging. We have lost around 87% of our self-generated income and need your support to rebuild and reopen as soon as possible.

If you can, please join hundreds of others who have already supported the Harambee: All Pull Together Campaign from July 21 to September 22 and consider making a donation. Your generosity will be felt by thousands of young people, as well as adults, whose lives are transformed through incredible experiences of live theatre. Your support is more important than ever and every gift is very much appreciated.

  • Let’s all pull together to train the next generation of talent.
  • Let’s all pull together to develop the next hit play or musical.
  • Let’s all pull together to make us a more open and welcoming place for everyone.

Our Story

Our stories have a purpose. They seek to teach a lesson, to entertain, and to inspire. They can motivate the next generation to reach for the stars while opening our eyes to the truths around us. In the wake of the challenges we've faced this last year we need Plowshares Theatre to tell the untold stories of our community and strike a way forward, documenting how far we have come. Those beautiful Black stories empower us. Can we count on your support today?

Our Stage

A home is a place where one can shelter oneself from the world around them. It can be a warm enjoyable place where you can live, laugh and learn. An artistic home is no different. It is safe space where artists are respected and nurtured, as well as a place where patrons can see the reflected in the story onstage. Plowshares is building an artistic home for theater artists and audiences, alike, can learn, and grow. Can you join us in this cause?

Your Support

Give to Support Local Artists

Detroit artists deserve a theater devoted to cultivating and showcasing their talents.

Give to Support New Work

The new voices of the 21st Century need a home that devoted to nurturing exciting new works.

Give to Support Equity & Justice

For 200 years African Americans have sought a safe space to tell their beautiful Black story. It hasn't been easy. The time is now for that stage to be built.

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