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LITTLE THEATRE OF SHREVEPORT

aka Shreveport Little Theatre & Academy or SLT or SLTA   |   Shreveport, LA   |  www.shreveportlittletheatre.com

Mission

The organization's primary exempt purpose is to provide cultural and artistic experiences to the community.

Notes from the nonprofit

Celebrating the Shreveport Little Theatre's Centennial Season, 2021-2022, in its 100th year, 1922-2022.

Ruling year info

1960

Managing and Artistic Director

Dr. Robert Kerr Darrow

Main address

PO Box 4853

Shreveport, LA 71134 USA

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EIN

72-0363143

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Little Theatre of Shreveport seeks to provide individuals in our community with a higher-quality of life. Our nonprofit community theatre allows individuals to attend live theatre and the opportunity to study under and work with professional theatre artists, participate in performing arts through live theatre. SLT seeks reach to clients of social service organizations to teach theatre arts related eduation.

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?

Community Theatre

The operation of a community theatre which presents various live theatrical productions to the general public

Population(s) Served
Adults

Serving at-risk members of the community.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

American Association of Community Theatres 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of works exhibited temporarily

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status, Adults, Children, Adolescents, Preteens

Related Program

Community Theatre

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of live theatrical productions staged during a year.

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.

To produce consistently quality community theatre for the general public, including musicals, comedies, dramas, and musical reviews. To provide a safe environment in which to create art. To reach-out and engage clients of social service agencies in theatre arts. To improve our community's quality of life.

To know our SWOT: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats so that our stakeholders can move forward and continue to grow.

To remain the premiere community theatre in north Louisiana and reach as many individuals through SLT's live performances and outreach.

SLT continues to grow artistically and physically. Our 99-year-old nonprofit has built a 15,000 sq. foot theatre at a cost of $3.3M in 2011. It produces approximately 12 productions annually. SLT has produced over 700 productions since 1922. An endowment fund has been established through the Community Foundation of North Louisiana.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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LITTLE THEATRE OF SHREVEPORT

Board of directors
as of 12/04/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Marianne Archibald

Little Theatre of Shreveport

Term: 2021 - 2022

Libby Gleason

Elizabeth Beck

Sandra McClain Harrold

Carol Z Ferrara

K. Renae Pullen

Robert L Alford, II

Andy Shehee

L J Beckius

Anita Berg

Roxanne Bosserman

Angelique Feaster Evans

Emily Petzold

Roshanda Spears

Bonne' Summers

Ian Summers

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/22/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.