34 WEST THEATER COMPANY

Original, live theater in the heart of Charleston.

Charleston, SC   |  www.34west.org

Mission

Professional theater that exists to create and perform original, accessible, authentic and optimistic dramatic works.

Ruling year info

2001

President

Mr. Jeffrey Querin

Co Principal Officer

Stephen W Baldwin

Main address

200 Meeting Street, Suite 100

Charleston, SC 29401 USA

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EIN

34-1941796

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Theater (A65)

Theater (A65)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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34 West Theater seeks to provide an outlet for interpersonal connection through and with the arts. By presenting a series of never-before-seen original works, 34 West aims to offer unique opportunities to explore and experience professional live theatre with the focus of bringing individuals out of isolated environments and into shared experiences.

Our programs

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

Performance Season

Offering a season of 5 original productions over the full calendar year.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Overall Excellence in Playwriting 2010

New York International Fringe Festival

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

34 West strives to produce theatre of the highest calibre. We seek to employ professional actors, designers, technicians and producers. We aim to bring the Charleston community theatrical experiences that are unlike any other. We also aim to provide consistent and reliable employment for theatre artists.

By focusing on original works, we strive to tell stories and create worlds that are unique to 34 West Theater. These stories are meticulously crafted by 34 West's actors and designers to bring life to characters never before seen.

We employ professional union, and non-union artists. Every artist is compensated at union-level wages. We carefully maintain a consistent budget for productions enabling these artist wages.

We actively seek out artists nationally and locally. We strive to find individuals who have a commitment to high artistic standards, and who are seeking to pursue theatre as a life-long profession.

We strive to maintain a family of artist-performers who care deeply for the work and audience base of 34 West, and bring them back into productions as frequently as possible.

34 West has operated a season of productions yearly since 2001. 34 West has consistently expanded its audience reach. Within this expansion, performer salaries and production costs have also grown. 34 West aims to produce within its budgeted means. As the budget increases, 34 West will continue to expand its artistic team. Audience base has consistently grown since 34 West's inception. By actively cultivating and growing its audience base, 34 West is enabled to expand its budget.

34 West has grown from being a touring company, operating seasons of shows at multiple venues throughout the US, to a permanent resident of Charleston, SC. Within this new permanent facility, 34 West has been challenged to establish a foot-hold within the expanding Charleston market. 34 West has consistently grown its audience of individual and season ticket holders. 34 West has established a loyal following for both its original programming, as well as an enlarging audience for the National Theatre of London broadcasts. These dual programs have proven to bring new audiences which eventually cross-support the programming.

In the future, 34 West is seeking to produce additional fully-developed, as well as workshopped programming from national and international artists. 34 West aims to produce, and provide an outlet for the production of, the best of independent theatre, locally, nationally and globally. 34 West aims to create multiple performance venues, allowing for the expansion of both fully-developed and workshopped programming.

Financials

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Operations

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

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34 WEST THEATER COMPANY

Board of directors
as of 2/6/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jeffrey Querin

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Board co-chair

Stephen Baldwin

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Jeffrey Querin

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Stephen Baldwin

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Paul Baldwin

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Pamela Hassman

Clifton Kerns

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? Yes