Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Otherworld Theatre Company

Answer the call to adventure!

Chicago, IL   |  www.otherworldtheatre.org

Mission

Otherworld Theatre Company provides artistic outlets and educational experiences to the public through theatrical performance, as well as staged readings, discussions, and related events specifically within the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Otherworld strives to make theater more accessible for all audiences, producing works that speak to people of all ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, and economic backgrounds. All of our main stage productions are "pay what you can" so money is never a barrier to individuals looking to immerse themselves in the arts.

Ruling year info

2017

Artistic Director

Tiffany Keane Schaefer

Main address

3914 N Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60613 USA

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EIN

46-0994094

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Theater (A65)

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Main Stage Season

A theatrical season consisting of main stage productions, second stage productions, weekly and monthly comedy programming, and related events and festivals like the PARAGON Play Festival and Juggernaut Film Festival. Otherworld also produces blockbuster Live-Action-Role-Playing events under the banner of their Moonrise LARP Games program.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$250,000

Where we work

Awards

Best New Theatre Company 2016

Chicago Reader

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 the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), paper surveys, suggestion box/email.

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: to identify bright spots and enhance positive 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?

    We share feedback with: our staff, our board.

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to: it is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, we don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Otherworld Theatre Company

Board of directors
as of 6/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Dawn

PanterDawn & Associates

Term: 2018 -

Susan Dawn

PanterDawn & Associates

Alexander Wayne

AJWayne & Associates LLC

Amber Nettles

Chicago Tribune

Ryan Bond

Conversant

James Martineau

Vertical Incorporated

Ligy Pullappally

US Army/JAG

Brian Sebby

Argonne National Laboratory

Dylan Schaefer

Sidley Austin LLP

Malek Samman

Synchrony Financial

Chris Terry

The Northern Trust

Gilaad Matar

Morgan Stanley

Jesse Swanson

The Second City

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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 06/11/2020

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

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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