Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
PO Box 1437
Oklahoma City OK 73101
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
Mission Statement Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's mission is to produce bold, re-imagined, entertaining and accessible interpretations of Shakespeare and the classics. OSP is committed to promoting the highest level of artistic excellence, to cultivating the widest possible audience and to contributing to the economic and cultural growth of its community, state and region through the professional theatre experience and educational outreach programs.
"Othello" performed at the Myriad Gardens water stage.
Contact Information
Contact Name Kathryn McGill
Contact email info@oklahomashakespeare.com
Address PO Box 1437
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Phone (405) 235-3700
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 900 W Main
Oklahoma City OK 73101
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/ospitp/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Donate
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park depends on the support and generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to help us not only survive, but thrive! Please consider supporting education, culture and the rich heritage of Oklahoma Shakespeare.
Donor Guild
Our most heartfelt thanks to the folks and companies that help to support this outstanding organization! We honor those who support us in the Donor Guild!
A very special thank you to Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s corporate sponsors. Find out more here.
Have a fiery heart ? Find out about upcoming Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park auditions here.
Shakespeare may take center stage, but he can’t do it alone. Join the Bard’s Men – a Company of Volunteers.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $231,842.00
Projected Expenses $239,515.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1984
IRS Ruling Year 1986
State Registration Expiration Mar 2015
Mission Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's mission is to produce bold, re-imagined, entertaining and accessible interpretations of Shakespeare and the classics. OSP is committed to promoting the highest level of artistic excellence, to cultivating the widest possible audience and to contributing to the economic and cultural growth of its community, state and region through the professional theatre experience and educational outreach programs.

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s story is an epic worthy of the Bard.  In the midst of fires and floods, the company has continued to grow, and is today one of Oklahoma’s most treasured cultural assets.


As I look back at the accomplishments Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park realized in 2012 and the challenges it overcame, I am freshly impressed by this organization’s creativity, cohesiveness, pluck, and practicality; and by the exceptional loyalty of its patrons.

The heat wave of 2011 got us moving….in more ways than one and we adapted and not only survived but thrived despite another summer of record breaking temperatures.

We moved indoors for an ADDITIONAL summer offering, “Cymbeline” not only producing a show that is seldom done but changing venues as well. The result….full houses of enthusiastic Shakespeare patrons (including a woman who flew in from Arizona to complete her own Shakespeare “bucket list”)

We took August off…for the first time in 28 years and moved our production of “Othello” to September. The result…audience attendance was high (and would have been higher but for 2 rain outs) and patrons enjoyed a bit of hot chocolate with their Shakespeare.

Our subscriber tickets were purchased at an all time high. We kicked off our 2012 summer season with a delightful new fundraising event “Shakespearience”.  Our educational programs reached a greater number of children in the course of the year than the year prior. We hosted our first Secondary School Festival for students throughout Oklahoma and we helped coordinate the Shakespeare Set Free workshop, which introduces English teachers to a performance based approach to teaching Shakespeare in the classroom, presented by the Folger Shakespeare Library. I was also honored to personally participate as one of the scholars for the event.

What do these achievements signify? For me, they are proof that Oklahoma Shakespeare’s uncommon blend of intelligent stewardship; passionate, inventive theater-making and educational and community outreach; and collaborative spirit and process continue to produce work that strikes significant chords with audiences and fulfills multiple needs in our community.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area, Central Oklahoma, State of Oklahoma.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Libraries
Tertiary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Performing Arts
Description The Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park series “A Day with Shakespeare” presents select Main Stage productions for student audiences. A day of performance at Oklahoma Shakespeare includes an informative teachers guide, a lively pre-performance interactive engagement at the theater, and a post-show Q&A session with the actors—all included in the price of a ticket.

Our fun, educational pre- and post-show classroom visits by highly trained Teaching Artists areavailable at a very reasonable additional charge, and help contextualize the play and prepare students to more deeply engage in the production.

Taking students to see Shakespeare gives them an opportunity to experience his plays as live theatrical events, rather than simply as literature
For information on student discounts and the Student Matinee Series, call the office at 405-235-3700 or email info@oklahomashakespeare.com
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)

Is your class going to be reading Romeo and Juliet? Julius Caesar? Hamlet?

No matter what play your class is reading, let OSP’s teaching artists make it a “Shakespearience!” Your students will experience the play in an active way in our performance-based teaching residency. Our residencies allow students to tap into the artistic experience – and into their own imaginations – while meeting specific curriculum objectives. Theatre arts-based activities include performance, text and character analysis, infusing the learning process with fun, as well as helping students to improve a range of academic, creative, and critical thinking skills.

WHERE: Your School

AVAILABILITY: Available Upon Request

COST: $600 per week (4 classes per day)

Under the direction of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s actors and directors, students will be able to perform their own abbreviated version of one of William Shakespeare’s masterpieces. This program is suitable for students in grades 3-12.

Although the plays are short in length, the language is pure Shakespeare, and his words will soon fly “trippingly off the tongue” of your students. In addition to performing, students, parents, teachers, and members of the PTA may get in on the act by working on scenery, costumes, sound and lighting. This residency is great for team building, self-esteem enhancement, and language arts connections, and is ideal for those who are interested in whole child development.What better way to develop creative learners while also experiencing the immortal works of Shakespeare?

WHERE: Your School

AVAILABILITY: Available Upon Request

RUNNING TIME: 12 – 16 one-hour sessions

COST: $75/session (minimum 12 sessions)

For more information or to schedule a tour, residency, workshop or any combination of activities, please contact:

Kathryn McGill
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
PO Box 1437
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1437
(405) 235-3700
E-mail: kathryn.mcgill@oklahomashakespeare.com
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Let the romance, the drama and the comedy of great literature visit you with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s Touring Productions! The magical places, the cruel deceptions and the hauntingly beautiful passages from the works of Shakespeare are available as full productions and performance/seminars from Oklahoma’s professional classical theatre company—Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park.
OSP is a member of the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Touring Program.
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's Young Company is a fun and intensive week-long summer camp that aims to change the way young people feel about Shakespeare.

Through a hands-on and interactive learning environment, students will be able to understand and perform Shakespeare’s works with confidence. Students will cover the history and language of Shakespeare while building their theatrical vocabulary with a professional feel.

Daily topics will include proper voice work, performance preparation, memorization techniques, building cast unity, and Shakespeare’s world. There will be daily performance opportunities for all students, planned visits from Shakespearean scholars, and exciting interactive workshops over topics like stage combat and swordsmanship!

Along the course of the week, students will prepare and memorize a group Shakespearean performance to be shown in front of a live audience preceding an OSP’s production.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Description ES National Shakespeare Competition
The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition provides high school teachers across the country with a performance-based program for the study of English Language Arts curriculum and their teaching of Shakespeare.  Through the competition, students develop communication skills and an appreciation of the power of language and literature.
Shakespeare Festival
The Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Shakespeare Festival is a non-competitive forum for students in grades six – 12 to spend a day together engaging in live Shakespeare as actors and as audience members. The festival is created in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library, who shares our belief that one of the best ways to enjoy and understand Shakespeare is to perform the plays yourself. The festival experience is the natural culmination to the performance-based teaching of Shakespeare.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Kathryn McGill
Start Date Mar 1985
Email kathryn.mcgill@oklahomashakespeare.com
Experience Kathryn McGill is one of the co-founders of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park and has served as its Artistic Director since its inception. In 2010, Ms. McGill was installed as the Executive / Artistic Director of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park.
Senior Staff
Michael GibbonsManaging Director
Norman HammonDevelopment Director
D. Lance MarshAssociate Artistic Director
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 100
Number of Volunteers 6
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 100
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2011
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
1. Oklahoma City University School of Theater is a collaborative partner to Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park.  OCU provides rehearsal space, costume, set and scenery production, production venue (indoor shows) and board leadership.
2.  Other Theater Companies.  OSP enters into occasional collaborative productions with other OKC based theatre companies, such as the recent collaboration of "The Importance of Being Earnest" with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep).
3. English Speaking Union.  OSP co-hosts the ESU, Oklahoma City Chapter, "Shakespeare Set Free Workshop" for area secondary school students to potentially be awarded a full scholarship to the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Rob Gallavan
Company Affiliation Oklahoma City Police Department
Term Oct 2014 to Sept 2015
Email robgallavan@att.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of Sept 30, 2016
Board of Directors List
Emily Abernathy Sagac Public AffairsVoting
Thomaira Babbit CAIR OklahomaVoting
Rob Gallavan, President Oklahoma City Police DepartmentVoting
Dr. Deanna Gallavan, Secretary Oklahoma Department of CorrectionsVoting
Bridget Jaime, Treasurer Citizens Bank of EdmondVoting
Erika Mattingly Roaring Trade LLCVoting
Raymond Rogers First Command Financial PlanningVoting
Charles Walworth OG&EVoting
Caprice Woosley Medusind Solutions of OklahomaVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 9
Caucasian 82
Hispanic/Latino 9
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 36
Female 64
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Al Bode, President Emeritus Architect
Randy Buttram, President Emeritus Retired
David Holt, President Emeritus Oklahoma State Senate
Mike Krywucki, President Emeritus Financial Planner
James Tolbert Bookstore Owner / Community Volunteer
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2016-Sept 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $231,842
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $239,515
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$11,948$14,266$14,299
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$1$16
Unrealized Gain/Loss($748)$43$1,249
Membership Dues------
Special Events$1,749----
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$141,727$168,082$183,508
Administration Expense$91,841$41,797$46,653
Fundraising Expense$3,480$4,386$5,310
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.641.140.85
Program Expense/Total Expenses60%78%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%2%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$39,176$114,571$105,255
Current Assets$12,729$43,530$35,502
Long-Term Liabilities--$69,175$76,459
Current Liabilities$18,383$8,756$22,899
Total Net Assets$20,793$36,640$5,897
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.694.971.55
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%60%73%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $70,141Foundations & Corporations $165,808Foundations & Corporations $126,793
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $65,944Earned Revenue $63,050Earned Revenue $54,540
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $11,948Individuals $14,266Individuals $14,299
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. 
NOTE:  FY2015 Audited Financial Statement reflected a prior period adjustment in the amount of $91,841 for year ending 9/30/2014 which is not reflected on financial information presented on givesmartokc profile.
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address PO Box 1437
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Primary Phone 405 235-3700
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ospitp/
CEO/Executive Director Kathryn McGill
Board Chair Rob Gallavan
Board Chair Company Affiliation Oklahoma City Police Department


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