THE KALAMAZOO CIVIC THEATRE

Kalamazoo, MI   |  kazoocivic.com

Mission

As a non-profit community theatre, our mission is to produce a diverse spectrum of theatre of the highest quality and to provide hands-on learning experiences in all aspects of theatre production and management.

Ruling year info

2001

Interim Executive Director

Ben Zylman

Main address

329 Park St

Kalamazoo, MI 49007 USA

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EIN

38-1540000

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Our programs

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Theatrical Productions

Quality productions take place in one of our three venues, each of which addresses our overall mission in a unique way. The historic Civic Auditorium with 500 seats is our Broadway based theatre, the intimate Parish Theatre provides theatre in the round with seating for 190, and the Carver Center Studio, where work is the focus as it develops new or lesser known shows, is a 99 seat venue. The youth and adult theatres use all locations which provide a variety of teaching experiences.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children

The Senior Reader’s Theatre was created in 2004 as a theatrical opportunity to those individuals fifty and over who either cannot commit to a ten-week production process or do not wish to memorize lines. The shorter rehearsal process for this program culminates in three to five performances. Potential touring opportunities to local community centers also exist.

Population(s) Served

The purpose of the Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre (CYT) is to offer a unique opportunity for the young people of the southwest Michigan area to experience the adventure of theatre. CYT provides opportunities for the area’s youth and their families to receive quality theatre training while offering quality theatre productions geared for the entire family.            

The CYT produces three shows per year. All productions are cast and crewed entirely by children, ages nine through eighteen, including student Assistant Directors and Stage Managers. The production team consists of full-time Civic staff, acting as crew leaders, providing top-notch theatrical instruction and a wealth of experience in nearly every aspect of theatre.

Population(s) Served

Classes and camps provide children, ages six to eighteen, the opportunity to experience theatre. Diverse and intense training is offered throughout the year in classes during the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. The curriculum covers everything from getting the student’s feet wet with theatrical basics to advanced acting classes and specific training in areas such as stage combat and classical theatre skills. We also offer all day summer camps and a spring break camp in which students receive diverse performance training and  perform a production at the end of the camp. All of these opportunities are provided at very reasonable costs and can be subsidized by

Population(s) Served

In 1945, The Kalamazoo Civic Players was the first community theatre organization in the country to implement an apprentice program. The first apprentice was hired to assist in set construction, painting, lighting, and stage management. Over the years the program has grown and changed to what we now call the Internship Program.

The goal of the Internship Program is to provide a motivating, highly professional atmosphere in which Interns are challenged with the practical application of prior skills and training, while striving to acquire new skills and experiences. This is achieved in three ways:

1)   Completing realized designs, constructions, or managing a production in collaboration with a variety of staff, volunteers, and guest artists.

2)   Assisting the Resident Designers, Technical Director, and Production Manager in any number of capacities- as carpenters, electricians, stitchers, scenic artists, props masters, sound engineers, assistant stage managers, production assistants, etc.

3)   Assisting with the basic responsibilities of the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities in your respective areas.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 1986

How we listen

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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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THE KALAMAZOO CIVIC THEATRE

Board of directors
as of 6/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Troy Cuvelier

Integrated Smart Technologies

Term: 2020 - 2021

Joe Cekola

Imperial Beverage

Darcy Coon

no affiliation

Rob Kerschbaum

Ameriprise

Tim Kilmartin

Comerica

Gail Nelson

The Gagie School

Jill Ongley

Kalamazoo Public Library

Louise Potratz

Kalamazoo Public Schools

Alfrelynn Roberts

City of Kalamazoo

Pam Sackett

Bronson Hospital

Karen Santamaria

Kalamazoo Public Library

Sharon Seelye

no affiliation

Nancy Stewart

no affiliation

Christopher Terkos

National City

Cory Weitfeldt

Wells Fargo Advisors

Ruth Wiser

no affiliation

Deborah Johnston

no affiliation

Howard Kalleward

no affiliation

Sallie Kittredge

no affiliation

Katie Miller

no affiliation

Karen Tutor

no affiliation

Jack Wattles

no affiliation

Sally Williams

no affiliation

Kristi Douglass

Landscape Forms

Robert Smith

no affiliation

Michael Holmes

DeMent and Marquardt

Garry Kempker

Greenleaf Trust

Art Nemitz

no affiliation

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