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New Village Arts Theatre Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Music, Performing Arts Centers, Visual Arts

Mission: New Village Arts creates adventurous artistic experiences to awaken the human spirit. We provide: - a collaborative and inspiring home for performing and visual artists; - a forum for laughter, discussion, and deeper thinking within our community; - a training ground for future generations of art-makers and art-lovers.

Results: New Village Arts has been creating theatre and arts experiences for the past 15 years. The theatre is considered to be one of the finest small professional theatres in San Diego and produces first-rate productions year round. The Foundry Artist Studios was founded six years ago and is a home to over 15 visual artists. NVA's education and outreach programming has provided quality theatre education in our community for the last 6 years.

Target demographics: Our community experience theatrical, visual and musical arts while providing education and outreach programs for our youth.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000+ theatre patrons, 300+ students, 100+ artists

Geographic areas served: Carlsbad Village

Programs: A full mainstage season of six theatrical productions, a visual arts studio and gallary called the Foundry Artist Studios, a music series featuring the finest local musicians and a thriving education and outreach program in high schools.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

A really intimate theater, where the audience is fully involved in the program. Wonderful program.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

New Village Arts brings quality theatre and visual art to San Diego county. The staff and volunteers bring their mission to life every day and share their work with the community through live theatre, education programs that make a difference to children, young adults, adults and seniors, and ultimately through top notch outreach programs. Thank you to NVA to making a huge difference in my life and my friends' and family's lives. The annual gala is the event of the year!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I discovered this theater when I moved to Oceanside, and have been so impressed by its consistently high-quality, impactful performances. About 90% of the shows are timely, relevant, and moving. I highly recommend them!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a child I attended theater productions pretty often, but as I got older and life got busy I no longer was able to go to performances. It wasn't until recently, while I was working on a masters project at Cal State University San Marcos, that I went to a production again. I was so entertained and impressed with the collaboration of the Buddy Holly Story with New Village Arts and Intrepid Theater. It was a wonderful experience that I was able to share with my mom and we are looking forward to going to many more shows together. Thank you NVA for bringing arts and culture back into my life!

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Donor

Rating: 5

New Village Arts is definitely a 5-star non-profit, far exceeding every expectation. I have admired this theatre since Kristianne first arrived in Carlsbad, and have been priveleged to watch it grow, to serve on the first Board, and help with props and costumes along the way. My current role is monthly donor and first row attendee at every show's Opening Night. The Theatre continues to do fine work on stage and off. The brilliance and talent of the staff is amazing.
The opening of the Art Foundry six years ago has made the theatre going experience richer, and has become a 5-star operation in itself. I love to see what's new in the galleries at every visit.
New Village Arts is a real asset to the communities of Carlsbad, North County and really all of San Diego.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I became involved 15 years ago with New Village Arts. I am pleased with how it has grown as a theatre organization, and as a valued part of the cultural fabric of our community. I has become a significant part of San Diego County's rich theater ecosystem. I have enjoyed helping out with building and maintaining their space, making contributions, and most of all, attending the plays they produce. They have grown into an efficient, well-managed organization, and I hope to go on supporting them for many years to come.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

You feel like you are in one of the small London theaters experiencing great performing arts. The visual arts and musical performance form additional artistic experience for the region. The outreach to children, to seniors, to schools and other organizations and groups enhances the quality of life in Carlsbad and the surrounding areas.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I discovered NVA just as they acquired the building they now call home. I actually was involved in the "remodel" of making the space an intimate, world class theater. Nothing makes me prouder than seeing the immense jewel and cultivation of talent undertaken by Kristianne. This dynamic, curious and somewhat daring woman, supported by a loving cast of committed staff, volunteers and actors, has given Carlsbad and North County San Diego a highly skilled, provocative theater company that somehow gets better with each and every show. From excellent comedies to musicals to gripping dramas, New Village Arts Theatre has earned five stars and many awards and will go on to win many more fans, admirers and accolades. With supreme gratitude,
Eva Trieger, volunteer and devotee

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This theatre nestled in Carlsbad is a jewel of talent and treasure from the actors and actresses who perform on the stage to the Foundry Artists in their work in their studios. Connecting through the arts brings out the best in people and this theatre does that for carlsbad and the surrounding area. It is so nice to have this in North County with all of the traffic that has increased on the Interstate 5 over the years.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization! Great plays, musicals, plus an art studio and a bunch of educational programs—including ones for kids with autism and other special needs.