The Sankofa Theater is faced with the HARSH reality of potentially closing the theater's doors for good. As of 3/30/23 The Sankofa Theater has been given 60 days to “prove” to the Inscape Arts landlords that The Sankofa Theater can make the space a sustainable theater AND pay a $1,200 increase or leave. With The Sankofa Theater gone ; Inscape will tear down the space and build smaller studios to make $3,700/ mo in rent. This art space will be gone forever. This after countless hours, financial investment, community placemaking and sweat equity to bring a space that centers Black Excellence and Bipoc experiences to reality.
Over the last 16 months in the space, Teme Wokoma and Co-Founder Elijah L. Lewis had made it their mission to be key place makers here in Seattle,WA - a city that is increasingly leaving its cultural communities FORGOTTEN. Through opening The Sankofa Theater, the duo has been intentional in creating safe spaces for marginalized communities to thrive after suffering collectively through the Pandemic.
The Sankofa Theater has donated countless free hours for space to many individuals and organizations in the community, giving them a professional space to leverage their lived experiences, their art, and businesses.
The Sankofa Theater motto is; “What Can We Create Together” and by being FULLY TRANSPARENT, we are hoping WE can CREATE a future with The Sankofa Theater THRIVING.
We welcome you all to immerse yourselves with art, and performance as we activate the space for our fundraising on
May 20,2023 from 12pm - 6pm &
May 28,2023 3pm - 6pm
at The Sankofa Theater located in the Inscape Arts Building; 815 Seattle Blvd S Seattle,WA 98134 Suit 140.
We are raising $30,000 to sustain a year lease, pay our overhead and be able to hire a small team of employees to help run this much needed creative space in the growing art community at Inscape Arts and in the neighborhood.
We are fiscally sponsored by NorthWest Film Forum, for those who would like to make a tax deductible donation please visit our website at Sankofatheatersea.com and click the DONATE button at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for your support thus far and in the future,
The Sankofa Theater Group
Fundraising team (2)
This team raised $8,490 from 116 other donations.