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The Great Commission Theatre

Uplifting theatre for today's audience

San Antonio, TX   |  https://www.greatcommissiontheatre.org/

Mission

The Great Commission Theatre produces plays from a Christian worldview that captivates the imagination, hearts, and minds through the power of stories. Commissioned to act, model, and proclaim God's Truth through transformational theatre. Our goal is to produce high-quality stage productions that are relevant, inspire hope and encouragement, and accessible to all audiences. We partner with local playwrights to develop new work, provide job opportunities for actors, designers, and technicians, and contribute to the arts collective culture.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Veronica Montalvo

Main address

13000 Vista del Norte #111

San Antonio, TX 78216 USA

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EIN

86-1240898

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are so many people who are hurting, and doubting, and may not have resources or a church community to turn to. For anyone who is struggling with their faith, seeking affirmation, or simply wants a deeper connection with their faith, our theatre productions provide an alternative in the community theatre kaleidoscope. For we are the body of Christ in the least likely of spaces – on the entertainment stage.

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?

Christian-based Theatre Productions

The Great Commission Theatre company produces faith-based shows. We are committed to supporting the Christian and cultural vitality of the community, drawing from our collective experience in management, finance, business, ministry, and the arts. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. We are here to share stories that speak life into the experiences of every person in our present culture, meeting them where they are and where one can discover purpose in the human condition through faith, hope, mercy, grace, redemption, and above all, love.

We estimate a moderate-to-strong need to establish a space to collaborate, create, and evangelize. The Great Commission Theatre offers a broad variety of local entertainment, with modest-priced tickets, and mission-driven productions. The company provides exposure for local talent, a greater understanding of religious issues and viewpoints, and an increased sense of community.

Population(s) Served
Christians
Adults

Where we work

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.

This time in our lives calls for radical efforts to share the gospel. In the Bible, Jesus tells the apostles in Matthew 28 to go out and spread the good news - to evangelize. We continue that work by creating uplifting Christian-based theatre for today's audience.


With 58.6% of local community members identifying as “religious,” our promise is to provide a curated lineup of meaningful stories of the saints, modern re-telling of Biblical characters, and plays that touch on powerful themes that reveal a world of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Through comedy and drama, The Great Commission Theatre helps bring stories to life that offer hope to those whose hearts are restless...and that is what we need today to help bring people back to God.

Produce uplifting Christian theatre for today's audience
Relevant stories about saints and Biblical characters with a modern twist
Christian evangelization through the theatre
An inclusive and welcoming environment for all

Season One - Called to Act: Live a Life of Purpose
2021 - original play, The Judgment, performed at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
2022 - American premiere of Mother Teresa: The Beginnings, performed at the Our Lady of the Lake Thiry Auditorium

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 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 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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The Great Commission Theatre

Board of directors
as of 10/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Veronica Pena-Montalvo

Hector Montalvo

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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 ? 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 10/23/2023

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/25/2023

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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.