New Conservatory Theatre Center

aka NCTC   |   San Francisco, CA   |  http://www.nctcsf.org

Mission

The mission of New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) is to champion innovative, high-quality productions & educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the Queer & Allied communities to effect personal & societal growth, enlightenment and change. Our vision is that theatre is a community event and a way to build community.

Ruling year info

1981

Founder & Artistic Director

Mr. Ed Decker

Executive Director

Ms. Barbara Hodgen

Main address

25 Van Ness Avenue Lower Lobby

San Francisco, CA 94102 USA

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EIN

94-2778856

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

Performing Arts Schools (A6E)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Main Stage Season

7 main stage LGBT and Allied-themed productions presented at our Civic Center theatre arts complex

Population(s) Served
Adults

An annual duo of popular children's plays and musicals presented at NCTC's Civic Center theatre complex.

Population(s) Served
Families

The New Play Development Lab commissions, develops and premieres LGBT and allied works.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Conservatory provides standards-based theatre education to children and youth, ages 5-18 at NCTC’s Civic Center complex.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Satellite Drama Education Program brings standards-based theatre education directly to K-8 students that attend San Francisco after school programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

YouthAware brings age appropriate theatre productions to Bay Area & Central Valley K-12 students that raise awareness around health and wellness issues such as bullying, discrimination, homophobia and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

IM is a theatre based residency program to help young adults explore identity and to better understand and appreciate the experiences of one another.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

Award for Arts Excellence 2006

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Paine Knickerbocker Award 2006

San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle

Award for Arts Excellence 1999

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

Legacy Business 2020

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 classes offered

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Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Youth Conservatory

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of performances

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

Main Stage Season

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

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Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of works commissioned

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

NCTC's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan outlines the following goals:
1. Strengthen NCTC's unique role as the regions foremost theatrical voice for the Queer and Allied community by delivering excellence in professional theatrical experiences.

2. Provide educational theatre programs that empower youth in grades K-12 to celebrate differences, build life skills, fortify self-esteem and develop a heightened awareness of the world around them.

3. Embrace, inform and actively engage in the redevelopment of the Oak Street corridor adjacent to our facility and in the fluctuating neighborhoods within a 2-3 mile radius of NCTC with a keen eye on audience expansion opportunities therein.

4. Grow revenue to both sustain and advance staffing, programming, facility, communications and infrastructure.

5. Build upon our unique organizational culture of inclusion, fairness, respect and joyfulness.

Performance Strategies
• Present distinguished & new works showcasing a range of emerging & established theatre artisans.
• Use the power of storytelling to reflect, engage & inspire the Queer & Allied community.
• Strive to break fresh artistic ground by developing, nurturing & premiering original work.

Education Strategies
• Continue our long tradition of progressive educational arts training programs for young people ages 6–18 at NCTC & in local schools.
• Strengthen YouthAware's social justice, health, & wellness touring & performance programs throughout Northern California.
• Introduce young children to the wonder of live theatre.

Community Engagement Strategies
• Dynamically engage current & new audiences across all of our programs.
• Reinforce our connections with youth, families, artisans, educators, local partners & all segments of the Queer community.
• Strengthen our position as a theatrical hub for the Civic Center, Hayes Valley, Market Street, Inner Mission, Haight, Western Addition, SOMA & Castro neighborhoods.

Capacity Strategies
• Build & mentor leadership among staff to advance NCTC's ongoing investment in human capital & insure the organization's long-term stability.
• Complete technical upgrades to data systems & pursue facility improvements.
• Follow through on the professional expansion & diversification of the Board of Directors.
• Increase the reach and yield of the NCTC institutional, individual, corporate & planned giving programs.
• Strengthen the robustness of our marketing efforts.

Ethos Strategies
• Maintain alignment with our values statement & further inclusion at NCTC.
• Mentor the next generation of progressive arts educators & theatre makers.
• Pursue innovation & always strive to accomplish more than we think possible.

With our rich track record of programmatic success and the support of our community, we are able to fulfill our mission and advance our Strategic Plan objectives by addressing the following areas of community need:

•LGBT Artistic Expression: Our main stage season provocatively explores the questions, concerns, loves, lives and narratives of the LGBT community. Doing so fulfills the need to give voice to this population and serves as an impetus for societal growth and acceptance.

•Creative Support: Fostering artistic creativity and creating opportunities for the development of new work are necessary for a community to thrive. As such, NCTC serves as an incubator for new work via our New Play Development Lab.

•Arts Education: To fill the void of arts education opportunities, NCTC offers the Youth Conservatory, Satellite Drama Education Program, Identity Matters and Family Matinee Series. We ensure ongoing equity in and access to these opportunities by providing financial aid to schools and families.

•Public Health: NCTC's YouthAware program tackles health and wellness issues head-on to help youth make decisions that are healthy and positive for themselves, their peers, and their communities.

Our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan was unveiled in November 2015, and activities are thus underway. The most notable accomplishment to date however is the completion of the NCTC lobby remodel, which has led to a vastly improved social and consumer experience among our community of students, artists, families, donors and patrons.

Financials

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Operations

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

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New Conservatory Theatre Center

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Larry Vales

James Irvine Foundation

Term: 2020 -

Ed Decker

New Conservatory Theatre Center

Andrew Nance

Actor, Director & Community Activist

Dana Zook

Zook Search, Inc.

Larry Vales

James Irvine Foundation

Maurice Kelly

Consultant

Andrew Smith

Kaiser Permanente

J. Conrad Frank

Artist

Robert Holgate

Robert Holgate Design

Eric Valko

SalesForce

Jeff Malloy

Heising-Simons Foundation

Eli Lazarus

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Stephanie Walker

Continuing Education of the Bar

Leah Hofkin

NELA

Eve Lynch

Chris Murriel

In Vivo Pharmacology

Melanie Nathan

African Human Rights Coalition

Charles Renfroe

OPENHOUSE Bob Ross LGBT Senior Center

Desiree Rogers

Renee Roux

The James Irvine Foundation

Nathan Williams

Wells Fargo Strategy Consultant

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 ? Yes
  • 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