AMERICAN CABARET THEATRE INC

aka The Cabaret   |   Indianapolis, IN   |  www.thecabaret.org

Mission

The Cabaret is a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating and promoting the cabaret art form by entertaining, educating and engaging audiences and artists through world-class performance.

Ruling year info

1988

Artistic Director & CEO

Mrs. Shannon Forsell

Main address

924 N. Pennsylvania Suite B

Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA

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EIN

31-1225154

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Programs and results

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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?

Artistic

The Cabaret presents the finest of national, international, and local cabaret performers in an intimate and sophisticated setting. Audience members experience cabaret performances within mere feet of the performers and have the opportunity to meet them following the show.
 
The Glick Philanthropies “Broadway at The Cabaret” Series is the core series for The Cabaret and includes
performances of the best of the best in Broadway stars’ solo cabaret acts. These performances are wildly popular, as demonstrated by the fact that the 2019 Winter/Spring Season sold past capacity at 109%, with several performances reaching standing room only.

The Christel DeHaan International Series celebrates world-class international cabaret artists and performances and the genre's commitment to questioning social mores through humor, storytelling, and wit.
      
Jazz at The Cabaret: Like cabaret, jazz melds histories, traditions, improvisation and experimentation in order to express the most fundamental conditions of the human experience.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

The Cabaret develops aspiring local cabaret
performers and provides continuing education under the umbrella of the Tom Murphy Education Program . Core programs include master classes with national performers and an intensive cabaret training course.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Sexual identity

Related Program

Artistic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Cabaret was shuttered from March 15, 2020 through June, 2021 due to the pandemic.

Total number of audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Adults, Young adults

Related Program

Artistic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Cabaret was shuttered from May 15, 2020 through June, 2021 due to the pandemic.

Hours arts space has been rented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Artistic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Adolescents

Related Program

Educational

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Our Mission:
The Cabaret is a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating and promoting the cabaret art form by entertaining, educating and engaging audiences and artists through world-class performance.

Our Vision:
To expand our reach and influence as a nationally renowned cabaret where premier performance and radical hospitality intersect to create an experience for all that is uniquely The Cabaret.

Our Values:
We deliver the WOW
We live and breathe hospitality
We welcome everyone here
We invest in each other
We do the right thing

We are currently in the process of finalizing our strategic plan (to be approved October 2019). The strategic focus areas for 2020 - 2022 are:

Strategic Focus #1: Supporting Our Team
Strategic Focus #2: Strengthening Our Operations
Strategic Focus #3: Sustaining Our Excellence

Strategic Focus #1: Primary Goals: Invest in team development and satisfaction, review staffing capacity/structure for restructure, develop a formalized succession plan and create formal work structures and success metrics.

Strategic Focus #2: Primary Goals: Increase focus on fundraising from individuals, increase corporate and foundation partnerships and increase grants and sponsorships, secure critical data assessments to support operations, explore other revenue stream opportunities, including rentals.

Strategic Focus #3: Primary Goals: Attract premier industry talent and excellence in programming, strategically attract and build a variety of audiences, develop a comprehensive marketing/communications plan to increase visibility, clarify and simplify educational programming.

Strategic Focus#4: Primary Goals: Diversity Equity & Inclusion.

See Cabaret Strategic Plan Document

See Cabaret Strategic Plan Document

Financials

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Operations

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

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AMERICAN CABARET THEATRE INC

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Robert DeVoss

Retired - Retirement Management, Inc.

Term: 2016 - 2019


Board co-chair

Mrs. Deborah Balogh

University of Indianapolis

Term: 2018 - 2020

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Judith Thomas

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Deborah Balogh

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Melanie Norton

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Karen Woods Hurt

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Stephen Claffey

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Hope Tribble

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Robert DeVoss

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Charles McCormick III, MD

Gary Butkus

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Amanda Huber

John Mainella

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Morgan Snyder

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Diana Hartley Mutz

Girish Vitalpur, MD

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/26/2021

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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

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data