THEATRE ARLINGTON INC

The heART of Downtown Arlington!

Arlington, TX   |  http://www.theatrearlington.org

Mission

Theatre Arlington enhances the quality of life in North Texas by presenting superior, diverse, artistic experiences through theater performance, production and education.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Producer

Mr. Steven D. Morris

Main address

305 W. Main St.

Arlington, TX 76010 USA

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EIN

23-7381831

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

Theater (A65)

Performing Arts (A60)

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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?

ACT UPS (Applied Creative Thinking Using Performance Skills)

ACT UPS was developed as a partnership with the Arlington Independent
School District. The ACT UPS program targets culturally diverse, at-risk students
within AISD. Instead of focusing on talent and performance techniques, ACT
UPS teaches spontaneous creative problem solving of everyday situations using
performance activities and skills as teaching tools. ACT UPS was designed to
break through participants’ emotional armor and encourage students to undertake
the risk that both performing and life can bring.

For sixteen
years, Theatre Arlington’s teaching artists have led the ACT UPS students in
twice weekly sessions and guided them through various creative exercises
dealing with social and family stresses, drug abuse, violence, conflict
resolution and financial independence. The ACT UPS program is currently at Crow
Elementary and Thornton Elementary where teaching artist Jacque Wahl works
closely with the schools’ fourth grade teachers to incorporate curriculum
materials into their lesson plans. The teachers also incorporate ACT UPS
material into their classes, allowing them to meet their TEKS (Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills) in a creative and interesting way. Ms. Wahl also focuses
on creative dramatics, movement, confidence and each school proudly produces a
musical production at the end of the school year to celebrate all they have
learned.  The Act Ups program now reaches approximately 1,500 at-risk
children each year, either through class or by performance. Theatre Arlington
looks forward to the continued growth and expansion of the ACT UPS program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

CAMP BE A STAR is a one-week summer
camp focused on homeless and
transitional-housing children in Arlington, which was developed to bring arts
enrichment programs to students who are at risk for low performance, low
self-esteem and confidence, and dropping out of school.  Theatre Arlington operates the program - the only one of its kind in Arlington - with help from The Salvation
Army, Mission Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District’s
Families in Transition department.  Each summer this camp reaches approximately 45-60 children, ages
5-15 in Arlington who are homeless
or live in a transitional housing situation. 85% of our students are
African-American, 10% are Hispanic and 5% are White.  Unlike many organizations,
we provide transportation to and from our camauditioning/interviewing techniques, improvisation, make up design,
and stage movement.  Students are encouraged to explore their creativity through
the use of their voice, body, and imaginations. On the final day of the camp,
students will present a heartfelt and unforgettable 30-minute production for
friends and family on the BIG Theatre Arlington stage.  Thousands of their peers
take these types of experiences for granted but these are so very priceless for
our students.  After their stage debuts,
we gather in the theater lobby for a fun and delicious party to celebrate them!  For some of our students this may
be the biggest meal they've had all week.  It is truly a humbling and moving
week for all involved.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Homeless people

Where we work

Awards

95% rating for Overall Artistic Quality & 97% rating for Overall Capability and Impact 2011

Arts Create panel of Texas Commission for the Arts

Top Five Best in Local Theater - "How I Learned to Drive" 2011

Star-Telegram

Outstanding Design in Local Theater - "Corpse" design team 2011

Critical Rant

Best Direction - The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 2010

Dallas-Ft. Worth Critics Forum

Critic's Choice Award - Best Theater Group 2008

Fort Worth Weekly

Affiliations & memberships

Actor's Equity Association 2012

Chamber of Commerce 2012

Texans for the Arts 2012

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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.

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Financials

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THEATRE ARLINGTON INC

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Richard Urso

Peter Scott

Craig Lidell

Debra Freiheit-Reich

Robin Dotson

Diane Kinzlmaier

Aaron Reich

Kara King Lidell

Richard Urso

Michael Miller

Sharon Miller

Micah Green

Holly Potter-Harvey

Jennifer Boone

Trinli Milliorn

Courtney Perez

Nancy George

Brian George

Becky Phillips

Lynn Scott

Debbie Peach

Mary Gilman

Mark Craig

Lori Craig

Nadia DeStefano

Steve Pierret

Felicia Abram

Jenna Anderson

Sissy Day

Tracie Donaldson

Lee Anne Gierisch

Jack Hardaway

Pam Hardaway

Anita Heiskell

Gayle Krengel

Barbara Nash

Penny Reichert

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 ? Yes
  • 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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/19/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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Sexual orientation

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