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
Oklahoma Shakespeare
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@okshakes.org
Address PO Box 1437
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Phone (405) 235-3700
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 2920 Paseo
Oklahoma City OK 73103
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://okshakes.org/donate
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/ospitp/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Donate
Oklahoma Shakespeare 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 2019
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 celebrates its 35th year in Oklahoma City. As one of the city's three professional theatres, we are proud to present year-round entertainment and education in the theatrical arts both indoors at our beautiful Paseo Arts District location, and outdoors at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage in downtown OKC.
Our humble beginnings in Hafer Park, Edmond, Oklahoma, have grown to a full year-round season showcasing Shakespeare's classics and his contemporaries, as well as modern, award-winning plays such as Lauren Gunderson's "The Book of Will" in its Oklahoma premiere, and collaborations with other OKC cultural organizations such as our productions of The Grapes of Wrath, in honor of the Oklahoma centennial, and our joint-productions of "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Much Ado About Nothing" with CityRep Theatre.
Educational outreach has been a key component of our growth, and for the past 35 years, we have offered student matinees, workshops, and residencies all over the state. We also have a Young Company Theatre Camp, and a tradition of training for some of Oklahoma's finest up-and-coming young students from our colleges and high schools.
In 2018, Oklahoma Shakespeare produced two shows indoors at our beautiful Paseo Arts District location, as well as two productions of Shakespeare's work at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage in downtown, OKC.
Moving indoors provided audiences some respite from the heat, allowing our patrons to have a more enjoyable environment away from the heat. Presenting two new works during the 2018 season, we offered Oklahoma patrons the opportunity to see the Oklahoma premiere of both Lauren Gunderson's "The Revolutionists" and Kate Hamill's "Sense & Sensibility," directed by guest director, Laura Standley, visiting from Massachusetts for the summer.
Oklahoma Shakespeare also hired a new Managing Director in Tyler Woods, a 2015 Governor's Arts Award Recipient. Mr. Woods has managed to bring a lot of external processes in-house, including book-keeping, website management, and payroll, among others - thereby saving thousands of dollars in overhead, and making the company more productive and self-reliant overall.
Finally, Oklahoma Shakespeare grew its Board of Directors to nearly 20 people of various backgrounds from all over the city, contributing to the growth and sustainability of our organization for the coming year.
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/
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)
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
D. Lance MarshAssociate Artistic Director
Tyler WoodsManaging 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 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Apr 2018
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
1.  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).
2. Myriad Gardens Foundation
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Jack Wheeler Jr.
Company Affiliation Vice President, Portfolio Manager, SFA Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Term Oct 2017 to Sept 2019
Email jack_wheeler@ml.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Sept 30, 2018
Board of Directors List
Nathan CarrHeadmaster, The Academy OKCVoting
Shaun FiacconePresident, Humankind Hospitality ServicesVoting
Deanna GallavanPsychologist, Private PracticeVoting
William GordonRetired, ProfessorVoting
Madison Hopkins, TreasurerLove'sVoting
Lindsay Hopkins, Vice PresidentGreat Plains BankVoting
Megan LambertLawyer, ACLUVoting
Jennifer Lamirand, SecretaryCrowe and DunlevyVoting
Cary PirrongOklahoma City Community CollegeVoting
Som SenguptaPresident, Americo GroupVoting
Jack Wheeler Jr. PresidentMeryl LynchVoting
Bob WrightDirector of Sales and Client Solutions Precision Document SolutionsVoting
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 EmeritusArchitect
Randy Buttram, President EmeritusRetired
David Holt, President EmeritusOklahoma State Senate
Mike Krywucki, President EmeritusFinancial Planner
James TolbertBookstore Owner / Community Volunteer
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019-Dec 31, 2019
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss$663$401--
Membership Dues------
Special Events($1,812)($708)--
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$125,304$124,195$163,700
Administration Expense$86,928$89,338$60,468
Fundraising Expense----$3,480
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.190.81
Program Expense/Total Expenses59%58%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$58,168$41,988$30,133
Current Assets$16,513$19,946$13,622
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$5,712$6,236$35,738
Total Net Assets$52,456$35,752($5,605)
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.893.200.38
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $156,438Contributions $143,090Contributions $116,851
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $73,647Earned Revenue $85,709Earned Revenue $68,552
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRealized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $663Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $401 --
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 the IRS Form 990s.
NOTE:  FY2016 Had a prior period adjustment in the amount of $26,398, which is listed as "Other" revenue source in order for the net assets to roll-forward properly.
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
Contact Email info@okshakes.org
Give with Credit Card https://okshakes.org/donate
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ospitp/
CEO/Executive Director Kathryn McGill
Board Chair Jack Wheeler Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Vice President, Portfolio Manager, SFA Bank of America Merrill Lynch