Abilene Community Theatre Inc

Community-Centered Theatre Since 1954

aka ACT   |   ABILENE, TX   |  www.abilenecommunitytheatre.com

Mission

The mission of Abilene Community Theatre is to entertain, educate, and engage our community through the performing arts.

Ruling year info

1965

President

Mrs. Ginger Vinson

Main address

809 BARROW ST

ABILENE, TX 79605 USA

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EIN

75-1214498

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In Abilene, the places where one can perform on stage without either paying fees or needing previous experience are severely limiting. There is nowhere in our community where adults and children alike can come learn how to build sets, light a show, costume, etc for free. Theatre becomes a lifelong love for many people, but without the educational background most people are afraid to audition.

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?

Center for Theatre Education

The purpose of the CTE is to provide theatre education for all ages, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Currently we offer theatre classes twice a year for ages 8-15 that culminates in a community performance. We also offer continuing education workshops for all ages throughout the ACT season.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total number of audience members

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Partial ticket sales based on the new online ticketing system - Vendini. The 2018 results reflect 5 mainstage shows and a student matinee.

Total number of classes offered

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Center for Theatre Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes 22 CTE classes, 10 camp classes, and 1 workshop. Does not include performances.

Number of volunteers

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on show volunteers for 2017 - directors, crew, cast, construction, dressers, etc.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Abilene Community Theatre seeks to provide an educational, engaging environment for all people who wish to come learn about the performing arts. ACT believes theatre experiences should be provided to all people; regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or theatrical experience.

We offer open auditions on approximately a bi-monthly basis. People not cast are frequently recruited to tech the show. We have our Center for Theatre Education which provides Youth classes (ages 8-15) and workshops for adults (age 16 and up). If a family cannot afford to pay, we offer full scholarships to cover their costs. We also open rent out our spaces to other community leaders; such as Dyess AFB, the Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce, and Abilene Christian High School, etc. No one is ever turned away at ACT.

We offer both a fully functioning mainstage theatre, as well as a black box theatre. We find local community supporters to help sponsor shows and provide CTE scholarships. Also, our patrons support use with personal contributions. We are absolutely capable of reaching our goal.

We re-founded the CTE youth organization in 2015, after several years without it. Since that time, we have served over 200 children in the Big Country. We have also started working with other local non-profits to gain volunteers and patrons. In 2017, we were awarded a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts - the first state level grant in several years. We have also secured two season sponsors the last two years, with hopes of increasing that in the future.

Going forward, we seek to increase our grant writing efforts, bolster our relationships with other non-profits, and grow our CTE program to include two weekly classes for ages 5-10 and ages 11-16. We are also working with local theatre professionals to bring educational workshops to ACT for a reduced rate.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Abilene Community Theatre Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/14/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Ginger Vinson

Abilene High School

Term: 2016 - 2019

Mike Stephens

McMurry University

Andrea Robison

Elise Pryor-Harden

Jedidiah Martin

American Classifieds

Jeremy Matta

Warren CAT

Larry Wheeler

Hardin-Simmons University

Lorrie Renfro

Abilene ISD

Pam Peraza

Pierce LoPachin

Tyler Sparks

Kayla Weinkauf

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 ? 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? No