Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Otherworld Theatre Company

Answer the call to adventure!

Chicago, IL

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

2017

Artistic Director

Tiffany Keane Schaefer

Main Address

3914 N Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60613 USA

Keywords

Theatre

EIN

46-0994094

 Number

1002937651

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Theater (A65)

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Our programs

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

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Main Stage Season

Where we work

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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the feedback loop
check_box We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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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.

External Reviews

Awards

Best New Theatre Company 2016

Chicago Reader

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Financials

Otherworld Theatre Company

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/11/2020

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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