Our Mission

The Bayless Family Foundation supports established Chicago theatre organizations who have a vision for institutional and artistic growth.

We value theatre that ignites conversation, extends community, and reaches to a broader audience in the service of impactful storytelling


Art has the power to render sorrow beautiful, make loneliness a shared experience, and transform despair into hope.

~ Brené Brown

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If you want to help the American theatre, don't be an actress, be an audience.

~ Tallulah Bankhead