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Clamour Theatre Company Inc

Let's Make a Noise!

Fleming Island, FL   |  clamourtheatre.org

Mission

Our mission is to inspire and nurture a love of theatre in northeast Florida, to bring professional productions into Clay County on a regular basis, and to contribute to the cultural and economic growth of our community. We will produce live theatrical productions of both new and classic works of the highest quality, and we will work to support and train aspiring theatre artists of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities.

Ruling year info

2017

Producing Artistic Director

Elaine Smith

Main address

P.O. Box 9055

Fleming Island, FL 32006 USA

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EIN

81-4529821

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Clay County, Florida has no resident professional theatre companies. In all of northeast Florida, there is only one other professional theatre (the Alhambra Dinner Theatre, primarily doing musicals in a dinner theatre setting). The county is missing all the cultural, economic, and sociological benefits that go along with having a thriving arts community. The County is not as attractive to relocating businesses due to a lack of cultural opportunities for their employees. Arts tourism dollars go elsewhere. Students at local performing arts high schools and university program are forced to move out of the area to pursue careers in the disciplines for which they have been trained. With arts' budgets dwindling in public schools, our education system is not cultivating the skills for creativity and innovation that will prepare our young people for 21st Century careers. We aim to be northeast Florida's first--and pre-eminent--small professional resident theatre company.

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?

Productions & Readings

Clamour held between 4 and 17 events each year, pre-pandemic. We have commissioned new ten-minute plays from local playwrights, called for submissions from around the country and held readings of short plays, and produced our first full production, ZONA, THE GHOST OF GREENBRIER, just before everything shut down. Since April of 2020, we have continued to hold new play readings on Zoom and to host Clay & Water, our annual playwrights' retreat. The Retreat selects 5 playwrights through a national selection process and presents free readings of their works-in-progress. Clamour also organizes Q&A sessions so that area students can learn more about the craft and business of playwriting from professional playwrights.

Population(s) Served
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.

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Productions & Readings

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 events included our 3rd annual playwrights' retreat and Zoom readings of new plays involving 94 actors and 20 writers, a student Q&A with the retreat playwrights and classes for a group of actors

Total number of free performances given

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Productions & Readings

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Most of our performances have been free to this point except for a ticketed run in 2019 of 9 performances and 11 paid classes in 2020-2021.

Total number of paid seats filled for performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Productions & Readings

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Most of our readings and performances have been free. In 2019, we had our first run of 9 performances with paid tickets.

Total number of free seats filled for performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Productions & Readings

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based upon reservation lists and head counts.

Total number of works developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Productions & Readings

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to COVID restrictions, we pivoted to online readings which allowed us to substantially increase the number of new works we could present.

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.

We aim to be the first small professional resident theatre company in the area producing both new and existing works for the stage. We will inspire and nurture a love of theatre in northeast Florida, mount productions of the highest quality, and train and support aspiring theatre artists of all ages, races, and genders. We will provide employment opportunities for local, national, and international theatre professionals, and contribute to the economic and cultural growth of our community.

A key component is acquisition of a permanent artistic home. Having lost the race for an historic movie theatre to another buyer, our search continues for an appropriate performance space. Meanwhile, we continue to do small events in partnership with local businesses and seek out temporary rental spaces for performance.

We will launch an annual playwrights' retreat with a nationwide application process from which a pilot group of 5 writers will be given accommodations for a week to focus on their plays. Free public readings will be held of their works-in-progress, and they will participate in 2 informal meet-and-greet Q&A sessions with local students.

Our play reading series will continue. Productions of small cast shows will be mounted. We will develop pieces of local historical interest in the wake of our very successful one-man play, "Passing the Baton," about the life of Dr. Joseph Applegate, a driving force behind Green Cove Springs' 19th-Century hey-day as a resort community.

We are well positioned to meet our goals with a producing artistic director whose experience includes 24 years in NY theatre as actor, director, and award-winning playwright as well as the practical business expertise that comes from being a small business owner. Our Board and management have strong ties to the community and have taken advantage of networking opportunities with the Clay SafetyNet Alliance, the CHamber of Commerce, and the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida as well as capacity building grants from the Reinhold Foundation and the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. We work closely with the Small Business Development Center to outline and achieve our goals.

A recent organizational assessment by a consultant from the Nonprofit Center provided us with an action plan which we are using as the foundation for a strategic plan to include concrete steps to build our already-enthusiastic but small board and increase our fundraising capacity.

In just two years, we have made our name known in Clay County and the Greater Jacksonville area. We have forged alliances with the Clay SafetyNet Alliance, Cultural Fusion, city council members of Green Cove Springs and Orange Park, and local businesses. We presented readings of 15 new short plays (5 by local playwrights of which 2 have gone on to productions elsewhere and 1 has been published in an anthology), one developmental reading of a full-length play by a local playwright, and five separate presentations of a one-person play based on local history presented to historical societies, church, clubs, and tour groups. We took possession of 314 used theatre seats as an in-kind donation (approx value $94,200) from the historic Clay Theatre and moved them into climate-controlled storage pending relocation to our still-to-be-discovered permanent location. We are hosting our first annual playwrights' retreat in January of 2019, continuing our reading series, and our search for a home.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Clamour Theatre Company Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elaine Smith

Clamour Theatre Company, Inc.

Term: 2021 - 2022

Kerry Reardon

Cris Cobb

Joe Pechacek

Bruce McIntosh

Patricia Sickles Garlinghouse

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 ? 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? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/7/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/07/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.