Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Old Globe Theatre

  • San Diego, CA
  • www.TheOldGlobe.org

Mission Statement

The Old Globe's mission is to preserve, strengthen and advance American theatre by: creating theatrical experiences of the highest professional standards; producing and presenting works of exceptional merit designed to reach current and future audiences; ensuring diversity and balance in programming; and providing an environment for the growth and education of theatre professionals, audiences and the community at large.

Main Programs

  1. Artistic Programs
  2. Education Program,

service areas

California

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ruling year

1952

chief executive for fy 2011

Mr. Michael G. Murphy

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co-chief executive for fy 2012

Barry Edelstein

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Keywords

theatre, Old Globe, regional theatre, nonprofit theatre

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EIN

95-1543396

Physical Address

1363 Old Globe Way

San Diego, CA 92102

Also Known As

The Old Globe

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Theater (A65)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Impact statement

The 6th largest regional theatre in the U.S., The Old Globe employs or contracts approximately 650 artists, professional artisans and staff each year and consistently produces quality theatrical productions that draw national attention to San Diego. The Globe has produced 75 World Premieres, including A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (co-produced with Hartford Stage) in 2013 which also became the 21st Globe production to transfer to Broadway. Total 2013 attendance for 553 public performances was 226,013, with 190,138 paid tickets; 24,399 free admissions (primarily distributed through schools and nonprofit organizations); and 970 tickets sold to tourists from throughout the U.S. and 34 different countries. The Globe's 19 community and education programs served 28,238 students and adults, with highlights including 11 free student matinees (4,833 students), a school tour of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, with 28 performances (6,643 students); the second annual Autism-Friendly "Grinch" performance; and Community Voices playwriting workshops at churches, community centers, military bases and other sites associated with community partners. To date, participants have created 172 original ten-minute plays. In 2014-15, the Globe will produce fourteen professional productions and offer a wide range of education and community programs for children and adults throughout the San Diego region. The 2014 Shakespeare Festival returns to the producing structure of 1988-2003 and will offer free-standing productions of OTHELLO, directed by Barry Edelstein and THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, directed by Mark Lamos. The 2014 Summer Season also featured an inventive new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical, INTO THE WOODS, which premiered at the Globe 28 years ago. The first regional theatre to offer" Autism Friendly" performances, the Globe will offer this accessible, supportive theatre experience for two 2014 productions.

Programs

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Program 1

Artistic Programs

The Globe produces a wide range of year-round programming, including Shakespeare and the classics, contemporary plays and revivals, and new plays and musicals (both premieres and early productions) that may lead to future productions by other regional theatres or commercial producers. The Globe's capacity to produce theatre of the highest artistic quality and provide a supportive environment for creative work attracts leading theatre artists to San Diego. Highlights of the Globe's current 2013-14 Winter Season include Artistic Director Barry Edelstein's first season inaugural Globe production, The Winter's Tale, in The Old Globe Theatre - the first indoor Shakespeare production in over a decade. Upcoming productions include the world premiere of Dog and Pony, by Rick Elice and Michael Patrick Walker (which received an Edgerton Foundation Award for New American Plays); the California premiere of Water by the Spoonful by Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes; the J.B. Priestly classic Time and the Conways; and Christopher Durang's Broadway hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Budget

$20,232,326.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 2

Education Program,

Current programs serving students include School in the Park, free student matinees, a Summer Shakespeare Intensive for high school students, a Middle School Conservatory, the Grinch Initiatives and professional development for teachers and teaching artists. Life-long learning programs include the Insight Seminars, Shakespeare in the Garden, post-show discussions and free public events. The Globe became the first regional theatre to offer autism-friendly performances in 2012 and in 2014 will offer two performances: Into the Woods and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! New programs will include more community-based work that engages disenfranchised community members and ensures that the Globe's artistic resources are more accessible to everyone.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Budget

$375,851.00

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

General Public/Unspecified

service areas

California

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Funding Needs

Support is needed for: ARTISTIC PROGRAMS: The Old Globe produces 14 or more professional productions annually in its three Balboa Park theatres. The 2014 schedule includes 545 public performances, seven free student matinees, and two Autism-Friendly performances (DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! and INTO THE WOODS). EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS: Current programs include: Summer Shakespeare Intensive; Middle School Conservatory; Production Guides; Student Matinees; Grinch Children's Initiatives; School in the Park; professional development for teachers and teaching artists; a Humanities Series with Insight Seminars, Post-Show Forums and Subject Matters; Community Voices, Globe Tours and The Old Globe/USD Master of Fine Arts Program in classical acting. In October 2014, the Globe will launch a free Mobile Shakespeare program ENDOWMENT: The Old Globe needs a $60 million endowment fund to ensure its long-term prominence as a leading regional theatre. Investment income generated from the principal will help support artistic and educational initiatives that will sustain the Globe's high level of artistic excellence. Endowment donors' legacy gifts protect the Globe from future economic downturns that may otherwise threaten the theatre's operating stability.

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OLD GLOBE THEATRE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Michael G. Murphy

co-chief executive

Barry Edelstein

BIO

Michael G. Murphy formerly served as General Manager at The Old Globe since 2003, overseeing the Production, Education, Human Resources, Information Technology and Facilities Departments, as well as Front of House operations. He also managed the construction of the Globe's new theatre and education facilities. Prior to the Globe, he was the Managing Director of Austin Lyric Opera in Austin, Texas, Director of Administration of San Diego Opera and General Manager of San Diego Repertory Theatre. Before relocating to San Diego from New York, he held similar positions at Theatre for a New Audience and the Joyce Theater Foundation's American Theater Exchange. He also served as negotiating assistant for the League of Resident Theatres and sales representative for Columbia Artists Theatricals Corporation. Mr. Murphy has served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Performing Arts League and serves as a Management Trustee for San Diego County Theatrical Trusts, the pension and welfare trust for IATSE stagehands in the San Diego region. He was also an adjunct faculty member of the Music Department at the University of San Diego. Mr. Murphy earned his B.F.A. degree in Stage Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri and his M.F.A. in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Elaine Bennett Darwin

Retired Law Office Administrator, Arts Patron & Community Volunteer

Term: Feb 2014 - Dec 2016

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