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Seaglass Theater Company

Our Vision: to deliver both live and virtual programs with a commitment to these foundational elements: • Accessible programming • Extraordinary talent • High quality repertoire • Modest ticket prices

NEW BEDFORD, MA   |  www.seaglasstheater.com

Mission

Seaglass Theater Company brings the finest classics to New England-inspiring community engagement and conversation. Our Vision: to deliver both live and virtual programs with a commitment to these foundational elements: • Accessible programming • Extraordinary talent • High quality repertoire • Modest ticket prices

Ruling year info

2018

Artistic Director

Patrice L Tiedemann

Music Director

Dr. Matthew Larson

Main address

104 Ash Street

NEW BEDFORD, MA 02740 USA

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EIN

81-2976639

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

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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?

Seaglass Theater-Pandemic Programming 2020-2021

From June 19, 2020 to May 14, 2021 , Seaglass Theater Company offered high quality virtual programming on their social media sites. The programs were presented free of charge, and all artists appearing were compensated for their work.
Music & Martinis June-September 2020
Stories of War October 2020
Bewitched October 2020
A Concord Christmas December 2020
Spotlight Series Ongoing 2021
Divas & Diamonds May 2021

Population(s) Served
Age groups

On August 26 at 6:00 PM, Seaglass Theater Company will present The Lure of the Sea, a concert of classical vocal repertoire that highlights the relationship of fishermen and women to the sea. The performance features excerpts from Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and Emilio Arrieta's Marina, along with Spanish songs of the sea. The performance will take place in the Harbor View Gallery of the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford.
This concert is a partnership of Seaglass Theater Company, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and DATMA as part of its Water 2021 season. Four internationally recognized artists have been invited by DATMA to present work that will celebrate the essence of water and human beings’ traditional but changing relationship to it, in addition to a host of extensive programming with partner organizations such as The Fishing Heritage Center, South Coast Surface Design, and Seaglass Theater Company.

This performance is sponsored in part by a grant from the Helen Ellis Charitable Trust, and the Acushnet, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, and Dartmouth Local Cultural Councils, agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The lives of 6 whaling women from New Bedford and Nantucket...in their own words.
Join us for a world premiere musical event-a lyrical score that marries composer Jodi Goble’s original music with the historically-accurate sea chanteys, hymn tunes, and lullabies of the 19th century. Whaling Women tells of love and loss-whether at sea-chasing whales and braving the dangers of shipwreck, or on land-managing households and fighting for social justice in their communities.
This performance is sponsored in part by a grant from the Helen Ellis Charitable Trust, and the Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Rochester, and Westport Local Cultural Councils, agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults

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.

Number of professional artists employed

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Artists are often engaged for more than one project per fiscal year. 2023 is an estimate.

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2020 was an all digital year. 2021 was a partially digital year. 2022 was a return to mostly in person performances. 2023 is an estimate, as we are still working out some performance contracts.

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.

Our goals include:
1. Strengthening our development through increased grants and donors
2. Add paid staff for development and marketing
3. Strengthen and develop more community collaborators and partners
4. Develop an emerging artist program

1. Allotting more time to donor cultivation and grant research
2. refining our case for support
3. Courting corporate support as season and emerging artist sponsors now that we have a whole season planned rather than going project to project
4. Cultivating relationships with new potential community partners and collaborators-planning beyond the year into 3 seasons ahead
5. Increasing access to the arts with new ticketing partnerships: Card to Culture, Pay what you can, etc. Engaging new board members and community supporters as we strengthen our ties to the 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 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Seaglass Theater Company

Board of directors
as of 02/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Elise Gordon

Kristine Daniels

Nikki Lawrence

Matthew Larson

John Costa

Mahria Trepes

Paula Goodrich

Patrice Tiedemann

Janet Whynacht

Helen Hassinger

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 2/3/2023

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
Female, Not transgender
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
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/15/2021

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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.