New Light Theatre Company

Kirkwood, DE   |  www.newlighttheatre.com

Mission

New Light Theatre is committed to producing works that bring light to the darkness, and to examine the human condition and deepen our empathy and connection with one another. While producing meaningful artistic experiences with our collaborators and our audience, we will also seek to improve the human condition by partnering with a thematically connected charitable cause on behalf of each production to raise awareness and support. New Light Theatre places special emphasis on providing opportunities for emerging young theatre artists to work in a professional setting.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Lena Mucchetti

Main address

P.O. Box 105

Kirkwood, DE 19708 USA

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EIN

83-3145708

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

New Light Theatre is committed to producing works that bring light to the darkness, and to examine the human condition and deepen our empathy and connection with one another.

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?

Theatre Production

New Light Theatre produces theatrical works of the highest quality while providing education opportunities to emerging young theatre artists.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

• Produce theatrical works of the highest quality
• Challenge audience and collaborators to explore stigmatized or unseen aspects of the human condition
• Partner with charities that aim to improve the human condition through programming and public awareness
• Provide educational opportunities to emerging theatre artists

• Successfully produce 1-2 plays a year, maintaining reputation for quality
• Broaden and attract diverse collaborative base
• Broaden audience base and brand awareness

• Founders/creative team are top-notch experts in their fields with established history and reputation for successful, meaningful, and inclusive collaboration
• Highly energetic base of support, particularly among high school/college students and families based on years of high school theatrical direction
• Broad network of theatrical connections across Philadelphia and Delaware professional, community and educational theatres with stellar reputation
• Unique and compelling business model in theatre by appealing to worthy causes and partnering with thematically connected charities

• Demonstrated proof of concept by producing sold out run of Next to Normal in August 2018:
o Sold out all 4 shows
o Raised funds to pay for production costs including rights, costumes, set pieces, paint, props, and small rental fee
o Raised funds to pay all actors, musicians, stage crew, and choreographer
o Raised funds sufficient to donate to Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
• Launched successful fundraising effort evening New Light Night in January 2019
• Cast 2019 production including actor contracts – actors high school through professional, doubling cast from previous production
• Launched first educational workshop to run in July 2019

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • 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 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?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

  • 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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New Light Theatre Company

Board of directors
as of 1/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lena Mucchetti

Lena Mucchetti

Thomas Mucchetti

Newton Buchanan

Carlyn Miller

Elsa Kegelman

Jennifer Kenton

Stephanie Tuttle

Sean Haney

Jessica Money

Carol Vincent

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/01/2021

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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 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 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.