209 West Jefferson Street
GEORGETOWN KY 40324-2093
Contact Information
Address 209 West Jefferson Street
GEORGETOWN, KY 40324 2093
Phone (502) 603-8000
Contact Name Rachel Nipper
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2014
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer We accept monetary donations and pledges (check) by mail and in person (cash, check and credit card). We also have an online donation campaign through In kind donations of supplies, equipment, furnishings, etc. may be arranged and made in person. Other In Kind donations such as volunteer services include: Cleaning, facility maintenance and repair, office and administrative assistance, event volunteers, and workers for our performances.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement Actors' Playhouse of Georgetown is a non profit organization committed to providing ongoing Performing Arts Opportunities and Education for all people of our central Kentucky communities. Our emphasis is our theatrical programming for youth of all ages. Our Belief at Actors' Playhouse of Georgetown is that the Performing Arts should be available to everyone. Through the Arts we encourage literacy, build confidence and character while strengthening our communities for the future.
Background Statement Actors' Playhouse of Georgetown was formed in November of 2013. Since then we have had productions for youth ages 5-21 as well as multi generational productions:The Life and Adventures of Santa ClausThe Just So StoriesA Midsummer Night's DreamThe Story of The NutcrackerHelium The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe We also have had the following workshops which will continue with the addition of Piano and Voice:Creative Dramatics - ages 5 -9Creative Dramatics - ages 10-13Creative Communication - ages 14 - 19An introduction to French Culture and Art - ages -10-18Bringing Books AliveThe Art of ImprovisationIntroduction to Dance Currently we are producing "The Little Mermaid", "Twelfth Night", "The Greatest Gift of All" and "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever". In between our productions and workshops, APG has hosted community family "open mic and karaoke" events as well as game days for young people, concerts and our TAIKO ensemble performances.
Impact Statement The Arts are known to have a deep impact on young children, our communities and cultural development. In 2014 we experienced continued growth and demand for our services. We staged 4 main stage productions consisting of over 119 youth participating as cast and crew members. Cumulatively having over 1900 Scott County Elementary school children attend our productions for special matinees for schools. Our public performances were enjoyed by over 1400 audience members attending our shows. Our first production of 2015 consisted of two casts of youth under age 19 for a total of 66 cast and crew members. Public school attendance for this show alone was 900 students. Our community attendance was over 400. In 2014 we held workshops in dance, Improvisation, and creative dramatics and experienced full registration. We broadened our scope to include a Japanese Cultural percussion ensemble (TAIKO) which performs regularly in central Kentucky. In 2015 we are meeting the demand for our programming to continue with 6 main stage productions, continued workshops in creative dramatics, Improvisation, music and dance. We also offer many family friendly events for our community and hope to expand on our offerings.
Needs Statement Curently our top priority is being able to meet our operating expenses of 25,000.00 which includes our rent, utilities and insurance. We seek sponsorship for our shows to cover the cost of licensing and royalty fees as well as script purchases and set design needs. The facility we lease for our theatre is on the National Historical register and is unique to our heritage as the first African American Church (First Baptist Church of Georgetown) and is located in our cultural and historic district. We want to be able to maintain this location and seek assistance with being able to maintain the facility structurally. The building itself is currently for sale while we are leasing. We would ultimately wish to meet the purchase price of 350,000.00 so we may stay in this beautiful historical location and contribute permanently as the only Performing Arts center located in Scott Counties Cultural and Historic District. As all of our funding comes from ticket sales and individual donations we look to remain solvent and continue to grow. Being able to hire permanent staff to administer our organization as a growing non profit and to pay our instructors a stipend for their services in order to accommodate our growing requests for more class offerings.
CEO/Executive Director Statement Actors' Playhouse of Georgetown is in a uniquely situated position as the sole, permanent Performing Arts Center in Scott County. While Scott County hosts several additional community arts organizations, we are set apart as being able to provide continuous programming not limited to theatrical productions and/or events on a seasonal basis conditioned upon the ability to borrow venue space. Actors' Playhouse of Georgetown in fact serves other Scott County organizations by providing partnership opportunities to provide the needed venue space for their events. Our goal is that Actors' Playhouse be a true Community Performing Arts Center for Scott County.The Arts are known to have a deep impact on young children. High quality arts and cultural experiences in childhood can help youth develop subsequent abilities in the arts which will be useful through life. Early years Arts activities can help children make sense of their cognitive, physical, emotional, linguistic and moral development. The Arts can significantly strengthen child-parent bonds and engage families in their children's learning, providing a positive focus for shared experience and communication. Early years arts experiences can impact positively on confidence, self-esteem, personal, social, emotional development and behavioral health, breaking down language barriers, cultural prejudices or societal differences. This leads to decreased social problems, reduced inequality and increased creativity.The Arts are fundamental to our humanity, strengthen the economy, spark creativity and innovation all while bringing our community together through common bonds regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, or socio economic status.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Arts Education
Geographic Areas Served
Actors' Playhouse of Georgetown primarily serves Georgetown and the communities of Scott County. We also have participants from the following communities: Frankfort, Lexington, Paris, Cynthiana, Williamstown and Versailles.
Board Chair
Board Chair Charlene Revel
Company Affiliation Scott County Public Schools, Teacher
Term June 2014 to June 2015
Board Members
Mr. Roy Christopher Nipper Commonwealth of KentuckyVoting
Ms. Britney Patton Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Charlene Revel Scott County Public Schools, TeacherVoting
Mr. Samual Allen Sinkhorn Bellermine UniversityVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 99%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Rachel Nipper
Term Start Nov 2013
Co-CEO Brandi Osborne
Term Start Nov 2013
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 10
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Description All PLAYground Series production workshops are for Youth ages 5-19. All programs based on Classic literature for children. Through an 8 week process oriented workshop, children learn about: Auditions (what to expect, how to prepare), Basics of Acting (blocking, movement, direction, character development, Pantomine, and vocalization), Script Analysis(how to interpret context), Publicity - youth present original artwork to be used in promotions, posters, playbills, etc.,Costuming- children design and create their own costumes, Scenery and Properties - youth assist and participate in design and construction to creatively interpret the script, Technical - youth serve as student directors, stage managers, crew, sound and light technicians. Our production workshops culminate in ticketed public performances for our communities, schools and special needs groups.
Budget 38109.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Children's Theater Programs
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Families, At-Risk Populations
Program Short Term Success By the end of this production workshop, 85% of participants will return for future participation in programs. A total of 40% of children served will be from low to moderate income families who may otherwise not be able to afford similar experiences for their children. We offer special matinee performances for school groups at reduced admissions and also provide a community outreach performance in which we invite senior citizens and adults with special needs organizations to experience the show free of charge.
Program Long term Success 100% of youth auditioning will be offered a role on stage or as crew. Participation will not be based on meeting socio economic criteria or previous experience.
Program Success Monitored By surveys are provided to participants, families and audience members for completion. We also request an optional information sheet be completed in order to obtain demographic information. 
Description The Playgroundlings summer shakespeare program if for youth ages 13-19 to explore the works of William Shakespeare through an intensive 7 week session. The program focuses on not only the theatrical processes of our PLAYground series but further explores the writings and historical theatrical roles of the period. 
Budget 18290.55
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Description Our Playhouse series of productions are creative, more experimental in nature plays for a broader range of the community to include adults. Through these productions we are able to offer a diverse selection of opportunities for all.
Budget 19030.55
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Description This program is intended to offer varying performing arts opportunities to youth while they are on Fall and Spring breaks from school. The workshops will be offered each day for a two hour period for one week. We will incorporate varying themes based on age appropriateness such as: Bringing Books Alive for ages 4-7, Putting the ACT in CharACTer (character Development through literature) for ages 8-12 and Face On/Face Off (theatrical make up techniques) for ages 12-18. Unlike our production workshops, these workshops are geared toward on specific aspect of theatre as a focus. 
Budget 16724.30
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Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2014
Projected Revenue $35,000.00
Projected Expenses $93,569.36
Detailed Financials
Form 990s
2013 990N epostcard
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
State Registration Yes
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 in March 2014, retroactively effective to November 2013. Although the organization submitted the 990N for 2013, no business had taken place and an entire year of financial information is not yet available. 
Address 209 West Jefferson Street
GEORGETOWN, KY 403242093
Primary Phone 502 603-8000
CEO/Executive Director Rachel Nipper
Board Chair Charlene Revel
Board Chair Company Affiliation Scott County Public Schools, Teacher