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Ocean State Theatre Company Inc

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: The purpose set forth by Ocean State Theatre Company, Inc. is to preserve and pass on the tradition of live, professional, theatre - including the American Musical - and to pursue avenues of enrichment and education for the benefit of the state of Rhode Island and the surrounding region through the theatre arts

Results: We have reached 80% of our Annual Campaign goal

Target demographics: Everyone

Geographic areas served: RI, MA, CT, NY

Programs: Fools January 23-February 10 Rent February 20-March 10 Race March 27-April 14 King and I April 24-May 19 Legally Blonde July 10-July 28

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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This non-profit has been deceiving donors about their relationship with the owner of the property known as Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck, RI. Based on the sharp decline in their donations recently it is clear that donors are finally realizing that their support of the organization known as OSTC (Ocean State Theatre Company) is not what they thought. Donors are interested in supporting the building AND the current producer at the Theatre by the Sea, Bill Hanney.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization is not disclosing their relationship with the owner of the property known as "Theatre by the Sea" to their donors. Donors think they are supporting the continuance of this theatre institution and grounds but in reality they are supporting a producing team that has a short term lease with the property owner. Not one dollar of these donations can ensure the continuation of this theatre because the non-profit known as "Ocean State Theatre Company" does NOT own the building or grounds that people have known over the years as Theatre by the Sea.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

As clarification and correction to previous comment, the referenced staff members are Board members, per the orgainization's bylaws. Under their employment contract terms, they were entitled to pay increases. In fact, both individuals offered to forgo these increases. They recused themselves while the remainder of the Board considered, and declined, their offer. As all Board meeting minutes reflect, any Board member who might have a conflict of interest in a particular topic, recuses him or herself for the related discussions.

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