OWOSSO COMMUNITY PLAYERS

Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts

aka LEBOWSKY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS   |   Owosso, MI   |  www.owossoplayers.com

Mission

Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts educate, entertain, and enrich lives by providing quality performing arts experiences

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Kathy R Brooks

Artistic Director

Garrett Bradley

Main address

114 E Main St Ste 222

Owosso, MI 48867 USA

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EIN

38-2369885

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Owosso Community Players
Educate, Entertain, and Enrich lives
by providing a quality performing arts experience.

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?

Live Theater Productions

Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts produces 3 major musicals, 1 holiday variety show, 1 dramatic play, 1 comedy production, and one classic musical in concert each show season.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts, with the support of the Cook Family Foundation, is realizing its vision of bringing performing arts education in its many disciplines to the greater Shiawassee region. At OCP, we believe that immersion in the arts fosters confidence, creative problem-solving skills, and a healthy self-image.

Our Performing Arts Program is year-round and is split into three “terms”, plus Summer Camps. It is our hope to engage students from kindergarten through adulthood every term, with workshop times varying from after school into early evening, and on Saturdays.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

The Owosso Community Players strives to be widely recognized for its excellence in presenting extraordinary and entertaining theatre as well as for its commitment to nurturing arts appreciation through comprehensive theatrical education. As a community anchor, OCP seeks to engage all age groups in its pursuit of cultural enrichment. Through regularly scheduled programming we support area business.

OCP will create and present a well-balanced season of professional quality live theatre that invites diverse participation, and audience engagement. (Production)

OCP will design & implement a comprehensive marketing and communication strategy to engage our community and increase audiences. (Marketing and Communication)

OCP will develop a year-round theatrical arts education program—multi-age, multi-level, and multi-disciplinary curriculum operated by qualified staff in its own dedicated space. (Education)

OCP will become financially stable and self-sustainable, develop internal controls, and grow, develop and retain strong teams. (Internal Operations)

OCP will develop a master facility plan that provides for the current and future needs of the organization. (Facilities)

OCP will foster collaborative partnerships within the local community that will enhance the economic and cultural life of its residents. (Community and Partnerships)

The Owosso Community Players have a highly engaged Board of Trustees and uniquely qualified staff to move the organization to its highest vision.

After the devastating loss due to fire, the Owosso Community Players undertook to rebuild the historic theater and reopen in grand style in 2014. Since that time, OCP continues to grow its productions and programs into a self-sustainable organization that has a cultural and economic impact on the community it serves. We are focusing on becoming a community hub by collaborating with other non-profits to enhance the quality of life in our community.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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OWOSSO COMMUNITY PLAYERS

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Ash

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.