Arts, Culture, and Humanities

The Naples Players

Theatre for the Community

Naples, FL

Mission

The mission of The Naples Players is to enrich, educate and entertain through a superior community theatre experience. The vision of The Naples Players is: to be a premier community theatre, inspiring passion for the performing arts through life-long opportunities to participate in vibrant theatrical experiences.

Ruling Year

1959

Executive Artistic Director

Mr. Bryce Alexander

Main Address

701 5th Avenue South

Naples, FL 34102 USA

Keywords

theatre, community theatre, theater, education, youth theatre, youth theatre education, adult theatre education, disabilities, volunteer, usher, set building, sewing

EIN

59-6154976

 Number

3905348044

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Theater (A65)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Autism (G84)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The Naples Players seeks to remain the vital cultural institution for Naples and 5th Avenue South as a source for high-quality community theatre programming and education. The Naples Players seeks to deploy the theatrical education that bridges the "achievement gap" between students of varying abilities, socioeconomic status, geographic location, and other factors that may directly or indirectly affect a student's academic success. The Naples Players is dedicated to providing high-quality arts access to every member of our community – including the important and growing number of people with disabilities.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

KidzAct

Volunteer/Membership

Adult Education

Major Theatrical Productions

Internship Program

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total number of guided tours given

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Volunteer/Membership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Free guided tours for volunteers and visitors of our theatre facilities at the Sugden Community Theatre.

Number of free participants of guided tours

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of people attending free guided tours of our theatre facilities at the Sugden Community Theatre.

Total number of open rehearsals

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Major Theatrical Productions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of open rehearsals made available to members, volunteers, and patrons close to the theatre.

Total number of free performances given

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens,

Families

Related program

Major Theatrical Productions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Total number of free performances given on the Baker Stage accessible to hundreds of people on Fifth Avenue.

Total number of performances

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens,

Families

Related program

Major Theatrical Productions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Total number of ticketed performances produced by The Naples Players.

Total number of works developed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens,

Artists and performers

Related program

Major Theatrical Productions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Total number of works developed through our TNP Readers Theatre New Works Initiative.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

KidzAct

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Each session awards scholarships to students in order to make arts education to all community demographics.

Total number of classes offered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years),

Adults,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

KidzAct

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

TNP offers year round education courses for children and adults in acting, singing, dancing, technical theatre, and specialty classes.

Number of paid registrants to classes

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years),

Adults,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

KidzAct

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

TNP offers year round education courses for children and adults in acting, singing, dancing, technical theatre, and specialty classes.

Total number of audience members

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Major Theatrical Productions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Total number of patrons in attendance per season

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

KidzAct

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Scholarships ensure students from any background have the opportunity to participate in arts education.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Volunteer/Membership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

TNP relies on volunteers in every department from carpenters to ushers to actors and crew members.

Total number of interns

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Related program

Internship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

TNP's Internship program offers currently enrolled and recently graduated students to practice their skills in a professional level shop or department.

Total number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Volunteer/Membership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants enrolled in wellness classes

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

KidzAct

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Wellness classes offer arts education to a diverse range of students in our community.

Total number of organization members

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Volunteer/Membership

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The Naples Players seeks to remain the vital cultural institution for Naples and Fifth Avenue South as a source for high-quality community theatre programming and education. Our major strategic goals are: 1. Develop a strategy to increase TNP's human capital. 2. Develop a strategy to upgrade existing structures and equipment and secure additional space.. 3. Increase annual income from fundraising year over year. 4. Increase annual earned income year over year (2016-2018) through strategic marketing. 5. Support the fundraising effort through marketing. 6. Attract new volunteers through marketing. 7. Reach for excellence in governance through continuous Board development. 8. Update by-laws for consistency with the organization's practices.

Aside from broad and comprehensive strategies to strengthen the organization, we seek to improve our community outreach efforts through flexible ticketing, expanding participation opportunities, and inclusive educational activities. We are currently seeking to bolster our work for youth and adult students with autism spectrum disorder, Parkinson’s disease, and other emotion and physical disabilities.

To support our mission, we currently employ full-time and part-time staff as follows: Full time: Executive Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, Director of Volunteers, Director of Development, Director of Education, Director of Community Education & Wellness, Production Stage Manager/Internship Director, Education Stage Manager, Bookkeeper, Assistant Bookkeeper, Company Manager, Resident Costume Designer, Costume Shop Supervisor, Production Manager/Resident Lighting Designer, Resident Sound Designer/Master Electrician, Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, Box Office Manager, Assistant Box Office Manager.  Part time: House Managers and Box Office Clerks.  Contracted:  Directors, Choreographer, Musical Directors, Designers, Stage Managers, KidzAct Costume Designer, all KidzAct Instructors, all Adult Education Instructors, and Musicians.

Each of the goals and objectives have a designated lead person or committee assigned to it. Quarterly reports will be made at Board meetings to review the status each goal and progress of each objective. The Naples Players is establishing key measurable metrics that will demonstrate where the organization stands regarding its goals and direction.

We have accomplished a level of quality, in all aspects, which equal or surpass some professional theatres. We have successful youth and adult education programs, a successful and stable volunteer program, and a subscription/ticket sales program that is starting to again increase.  We have identified many deficiencies and are now working toward improvement. As we look to the future, we have developed a strategic plan. This will provide a road map for our future, measurable goals and a score card for success.

How We Listen

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

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), suggestion box/email.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: our staff, our board.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: it is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback.

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Financials

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/06/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male

Race & Ethnicity

No data

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

No data