Old Globe Theatre

Theatre Matters

aka The Old Globe   |   San Diego, CA   |  https://www.theoldglobe.org/

Mission

The Old Globe's mission is to preserve, strengthen, and advance American theatre by: creating theatrical experiences of the highest professional standards; producing and presenting works of exceptional merit designed to reach current and future audiences; ensuring diversity and balance in programming; and providing an environment for the growth and education of theatre professionals, audiences and the community at large. The Old Globe believes that theatre matters. Our commitment is to make it matter to more people.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Old Globe believes that theatre matters, and our commitment is to make it matter to more people. We recognize that while we have made progress in advancing racial equity over the years, our efforts have been inconsistent and have fallen short, to the exclusion and pain of BIPOC theatremakers and audiences who have not felt fully welcomed at the Globe. Our 2019 Strategic Plan articulates our pledge to deepen and expand our existing efforts in building equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Now, amid urgent calls for a real response to these issues in all sectors of society, and with input from BIPOC community members, artists, staff, and others, including the We See You, White American Theatre demands, the Globe has embarked on a series of reforms to intensify and accelerate change at all levels of our operation.

Ruling year info

1952

Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director

Mr. Barry Edelstein

Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director

Mr. Timothy J. Shields

Main address

P.O. Box 122171

San Diego, CA 92112 USA

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Formerly known as

San Diego Community Theatre

EIN

95-1543396

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

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Our programs

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Artistic Programs

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Meteor Shower, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

The mission of arts engagement at The Old Globe is to make theatre matter to more people while strengthening the connections between our neighbors and our institution. The Globe’s Department of Arts Engagement was created to share with individuals and families a chance to experience theatre in myriad ways. Our work opens new doors to creativity through theatre-based activities that encourage direct participation in art-making and that engage San Diegans with every level of the institution. The Arts Engagement team strives to make the Globe truly accessible to its neighbors through a combination of new and existing programs that are innovative, fun, participatory, and multigenerational.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre 1984

American Theater Wing

National Medal of Arts, Craig Noel, Founding Director of The Old Globe 2007

National Endowment for the Arts

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

North County Philanthropy Council - Member 2019

Total number of works commissioned

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Artists and performers

Related Program

Artistic Programs

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Old Globe prioritizes stories that reflect local, national, cultural, and socio-economic themes. Commissions include full-length plays and musicals, and the 2020 What Is Theatre Now? project.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goal 1: The Work We Do: Make the Globe an organization that is at once a dynamic theatre institution and also a vital center for ideas, supporting both artistic development and also audience enrichment.

Goal 2: The People We Serve: Increase the number, and diversity, of people we reach through mainstage and arts engagement and humanities programming in order to better serve the many communities of San Diego.

Goal 3: The Capacity We Require: Increase institutional capacity to be more dynamic, efficient, productive, safe, and welcoming.

The values that shape the Globe's commitment to theatre as a public good are:

Transformation: Theatre cultivates imagination and empathy, enriching our humanity and connecting us to each other by bringing us entertaining experiences, new ideas, and a wide range of stories told from many perspectives.

Inclusion: The communities of San Diego, in their diversity and their commonality, are welcome and reflected at the Globe. Access for all to our stages and programs expands when we engage audiences in many ways and in many places.

Excellence: Our dedication to creating exceptional work demands a high standard of achievement in everything we do, on and off the stage.

Stability: Our priority every day is to steward a vital, nurturing, and financially secure institution that will thrive for generations.

Impact: Our prominence nationally and locally brings with it a responsibility to listen, collaborate, and act with integrity in order to serve.

Financials

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Old Globe Theatre

Board of directors
as of 2/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ann Davies

Anthony Thornley

Former President and COO, Qualcomm

Sandra Redman

Retired Senior Vice President, California Bank & Trust

Peter Cooper

Pamela Farr

Daphne Jameson

Evelyn Truitt

Former Vice President, The Signal Companies

Debra Turner

Donald Cohn

Founder/Former CEO, Dataquick; Investor

Paula Powers

Karin Winner

Harold Fuson, Jr.

Silvija Devine

Sheila Lipinsky

Pam Wagner

Robert Foxworth

Associate Artist, The Old Globe

Rhona Thompson

Pamela Maudsley-Merrill

President, Globe Guilders

Elaine Bennett Darwin

Sheryl White

Terry Atkinson

Stephanie Bulger, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor, Instructional Services, San Diego Community College District

George Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Intel Corp.

Keven Lippert

CCO and Executive Vice President, ViaSat

David Ohanian

Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, City National Bank

Sue Sanderson

Karen Sedgwick

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer of Sempra Energy

Jean Shekhter

Michael Taylor

President, NWB Environmental Services, LLC

Renee Wailes

Karen Tanz

Noelle Norton

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego

Lynne Wheeler

Ellise Coit

Nicole Clay

Clay Company, Strategic Counsel

Mark Delfino

CEO and Partner, HoyleCohen

Scott Schmid

Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Management Market Leader, US Bank

Vicki Zeiger

Retired Vice President, Human Resources, San Diego Gas & Electric

Jules Arthur

Partner and COO, Logan Capital Advisors

Eleanor Charlton

Jennifer Greenfield

George Guerra

President, GCG Consultants Resources Group, LLC

Dirk Harris

Senior Vice President & Private Client Advisor, Bank of America Private Bank

Nishma Held

Global Legal Operations, Dassault Systemes

Susan Hoehn

Deirdra Price, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist in Private Practice

Christine Trimble

Vice President, Public Affairs, Qualcomm Incorporated

Margarita Wilkinson

Vice President, Entravision

Evelyn Lamden

Principal/Owner Red Kite Business Advisors

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/18/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

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