New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts

aka New Hazlett Theater   |   Pittsburgh, PA   |  www.NewHazlettTheater.org

Mission

To provide a nurturing, collaborative environment for artists, leveraging people, space and technology to create and present challenging and dynamic art.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Ms. Rene Conrad

Main address

6 Allegheny Square East

Pittsburgh, PA 15212 USA

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EIN

20-1066102

NTEE code info

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts is the non-profit organization founded in 2006 to oversee the renovation and launch of the New Hazlett Theater (NHT) as a multi-use performing arts facility. Built in 1889, the historic Carnegie Music Hall is a Richardsonian-style building in Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh's Northside. NHT plays an important role in the economic activity and historical preservation in the sometimes challenged urban neighborhood. In addition to preserving an historic part of the community, the New Hazlett Theater provides a much-needed venue for community organizations and arts presenters, bringing life, energy and engagement to the Northside. Programming includes dramatic theater, dance, conferences, family-oriented theater, performance-art events, music, and spoken word performances, among other programming options. Theater offerings appeal to children, families, and adult audiences.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Artists and Arts Organizations

Support for arts organizations and artists in residence at the New Hazlett Theater. The New Hazlett Theater is a community resource and an arts resource. We have revived an inspiring and extremely functional performing arts venue and have created an energetic arena for arts events and community dialogue. In the process, we have delineated an operating policy and structure that allows Pittsburgh's small and mid-sized arts organizations and individual artists to pursue their own missions, present their own programs and connect with their own --- and eventually new----audiences. Facility rental and staffing rates are affordable, and NHT provides a pool of labor resources to draw from for audio design, lighting design, set design and construction, and professional documentation, among other skill sets. In our interactions with our client groups, we help them find methods to achieve their goals, working within their timeframes, abilities and budgets.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Facility Maintenance The New Hazlett Theater is housed in an historic building which was the Carnegie Library and Music Hall for Allegheny City, built in 1890. The property requires day-to-day maintenance with lighting systems, HVAC systems, roof drains, and exteriors. Because New Hazlett Theater staff are on-site 7-days per week, we strive to keep our portion of the building in top shape. In addition, theatrical equipment maintenance and upgrades are critical to our business and we allocate resources to ensure everything is in working order.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The New Hazlett Theater is beginning to build an education program comprised of two programs: one through which students study performance and movement disciplines; and one through which students intern with technical staff to learn production skills in sound design, lighting design, and set design. Pilot phases of the programs have been underway since 2008.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The New Hazlett Theater is in the early phase of a residency program through which we host local, national and international artists as they create work, for presentation here and via partnering organizations throughout the US. In 2007 and 2008, we supported three resident projects in each year. In addition to the time and place and financial resources to create work, artists and organizations are happy (eager) to have a ""sounding board"" through which they can test ideas and check their progress. Some are interested in artistic critique, some are interested in marketing and audience development ideas and support, some appreciate technical and production input, while others gain significant confidence from assistance with budget review and fundraising guidelines. Each residency culminates in a public performance or workshop.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The new The CSA program is based on the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, a popular way for consumers to buy homegrown, seasonal food directly from a farmer. The community supports the local farm by purchasing a 'share' and in return receives fresh, consistently delivered produce. Although buyers often do not know what they will be receiving in advance, they are assured they will receive the highest quality products. The New Hazlett has expanded this idea to the artistic arena. With the same buy-direct spirit, and following our mission to incubate and cultivate the arts, we're launching a similar program to support local artists. With our CSA, we engage a wide cross-section of arts supporters to become stakeholders in their local artistic community, receiving the benefit of consistently delivered, fresh works of performance art. Artists of all genres apply in a competitive application process. A panel of local professional artists, all of whom have performed at the New Hazlett, review applications and select finalists. The New Hazlett Theater staff interviews artists and makes final selections. In addition to a small stipend, the artists selected receive one performance night in the New Hazlett, as well as rehearsal time, technicians, basic theatrical equipment, front-of-house staff and marketing support. Beginning in early summer, patrons purchase a 'share' from the New Hazlett, and in return receive a ticket to each performance of a new work created by these emerging local artists.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), recorded comments and interviews,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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

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New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts

Board of directors
as of 6/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Brian Maloney

Dentons, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.

Term: 2020 - 2022

Mark Fatla

NorthSide Leadership Conference

Richard Rauh

CMU/Point Park University

Brien Marsh

Independent Financial Consultant

Susan Gillis Kruman

University of Pittsburgh

Doug Morally

Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Brittany Beasley

Brittany Leanna Productions

Rob Zellers

Playwright

Johnna Simitoski

First National Bank

Evan Stein

Frank and Stein Associates

Rebecca Culyba

Carnegie Mellon University

Laura Greenawalt

Level Agency

Sanja Savic

Management Consultant

Shane Gastecki

Schneider Downs

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? Yes
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data