Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company
Houston, TX 77266
Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company was founded in April of 2001 by actress Jennifer Decker and poet/ professor Dr. John Harvey. With, no budget , borrowed set pieces and costumes from the actors’ own closets, Harvey’s first play, Kama Sutra, was written, cast and ready to open in August 2001.
Since that first production, under the artistic direction of Jennifer Decker, the company has created and performed seven seasons of productions, from original work by now resident playwright John Harvey to Houston premiers of shows performed previously in New York and London (sic, Triptych, By the Bog of Cats, One Flea Spare, A Murder of Crows), to world premieres by prominent contemporary playwrights (Noah Haidle’s A Long History of Neglect).
Mildred’s Umbrella loves collaboration and has worked with Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre, University of Houston Honors College, Houston Community College, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Houston Public Library to further enrich the city’s artistic scene through education and artistic growth.