The Lancaster Players, Inc.

aka Lancaster Players, Lancaster Playhouse   |   White Stone, VA   |  www.lancasterplayers.org

Mission

PROMOTION OF THE THEATRE ARTS I: To present theatrical entertainment of the highest possible caliber, theatrical education and development for the membership and the public. II: To own and operate a theatrical group in the widest sense, which shall include but shall not be limited to the ownership and/or leasehold and operation of appropriate facilities in order to accomplish the above-stated purpose.

Ruling year info

1979

President

Mr. Luke Rawls

Main address

PO Box 731

White Stone, VA 22578 USA

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EIN

51-0236373

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

2019 Theater Productions

"The Savannah Sipping Society" A Jones Hope Wooten Comedy March 8-23, 2019. Directed by Jacqueline Allen. Eight performances. Cast: four women
"The Birds" by Conor McPherson, from a story by Daphne du Maurier August 16-25, 2019 Directed by Jackie Allen. Eight performances. Cast: two women and two men
Motherhood the Musical Written by Sue Fabisch Nobember 1-16, 2019. Directed by Mari Bonomi. Eight performances. Cast: four women
These community theater productions are presented by volunteers, including actors, directors, stage managers, lighting and sound technicians. Most are amateurs who have no professional experience and some are retired professionals. Additionally, each performance requires approximately 20 volunteers in addition to the cast: director, stage manager, 2 back stage, 2 sound/lights, 3 ushers, 6 wait staff and 5 kitchen/bar/clean up.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Lancaster Players, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 07/03/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Luke Rawls

Community Volunteer

Term: 2017 - 2020

Mari Bonomi

Community Volunteer

Robin Blake

Chesapeake Academy

Sally Cark

Community Volunteer

Sheila Brown

The Dandelion

Bob Walker

Community Volunteer

Jackie Allen

Community Volunteer

Sallie Dashiell

Pearl Boutique

Luke Rawls

Community Volunteer

Delora Rowell

Community Volunteer

Blair Kenyon

Community Volunteer

Anita Mergener

Community Volunteer

Susan Tempest

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/03/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.