San Diego Shakespeare Society Inc

We do Shakespeare all year 'round.

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San Diego Shakespeare Society Inc

EIN: 33-0473166


The purpose of the San Diego Shakespeare Society is to inspire individuals in San Diego County through Shakespeare’s works, empowering them to reflect on the human condition via educational offerings, performances, and other community activities.

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Mr. Steven Jensen

Main address

325 W. Washington Street Suite 2, #611

San Diego, CA 92103-1946 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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Annual Student Shakespeare Festival

Beginning in 2006, each April, the Society produced the Student Shakespeare Festival in Balboa Park, near downtown San Diego, typically with 20-30 local schools participating, and in which elementary, middle, and high school students perform selections from the plays or sonnets, or offer other creative interpretations of Shakespeare's works. For 2020 and 2021, the festival has had to go online, but the 2022 festival was an in-person event. Our next festival is scheduled for April 15, 2023.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

In serving our mission, we endeavor to:

• Foster learning and comprehension of Shakespeare’s works, their context, and how they relate to contemporary society;
• Involve the audience as active participants in the theatrical experience;
• Promote inclusivity and diversity throughout our programming, activities, and audience;
• Serve as an online gateway and curator for the greater San Diego Shakespeare community by advocating area productions, educational events, and other relevant activities.


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Assets info

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San Diego Shakespeare Society Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

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Contributions, Grants, Gifts $669
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $4,375
Special Events $1,500
Other Revenue $1,022
Total Revenue $7,566
Program Services $5,345
Administration $4,134
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $9,479

San Diego Shakespeare Society Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

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Total Assets $19,211
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $19,211


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

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Mr. Steven Jensen

A member of the Society for 15+ years, Steven's involvement with Shakespeare includes more than 40 years of reading, attending dozens of performances, acting in play productions, and participating in other public performances. He previously served on the board of the Bay Theatre Collective, a Berkeley-based theater troupe that produced classical plays in the SF Bay Area. Steven is a retired high school science teacher from Sweetwater UHSD.

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San Diego Shakespeare Society Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/26/2024
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Board chair

Mr. Steven Jensen

The San Diego Shakespeare Society

Term: 2024 - 2025

John Tessmer

The San Diego Shakespeare Society

Laura Ganz-Holtan

The San Diego Shakespeare Society

Gordon Gidlund

The San Diego Shakespeare Society

Steven Jensen

The San Diego Shakespeare Society

Thomas Haine

The San Diego Shakespeare Society

Milena Phillips

The San Diego Shakespeare Society

Organizational demographics

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