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INTERACTIVE REPORT

Our 2020 Impact

A Letter from Our Leadership

 

What a strange year it has been. What is – at once – one of our most successful years ever, is also one of our most perilous. With tremendous growth and success over the last several years, having to close our doors due to COVID-19 set the stage for a large financial hit totaling more than $1.6m.

Most of this financial impact won’t become obvious until 2021, when 11.5 months of the fiscal year will have passed without a regularly scheduled public performance.

Even so, The Naples Players is leading the way in building back our community through the arts. Our innovative and immediate programmatic response was heralded across the region – with Gulfshore Life Magazine calling us the “defender of the arts,” while our outdoor cultural events season proved to be ahead of the curve.

I’m proud of the Naples community for coming together to save the arts; and I’m proud that we’re at the forefront of the movement. As you’ll see in this report, there is a lot to celebrate even as the need for donations remains significant.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Bryce Alexander

CEO & Executive Artistic Director

A Season To

Remember

Despite being cut off in the middle of our season by the global pandemic of COVID-19, our 66th year was on track to be our highest attended season in our history – with a record number of season ticket holders, individual ticket holders, and partnerships.

Mamma Mia Logo
  • Capacity 101% 101%

Patrons

The Great Gatsby
  • Capacity 96% 96%

Patrons

Escanaba in da Moonlight Logo
  • Capacity 103% 103%

Patrons

Making God Laugh
  • Capacity 102% 102%

Patrons

She Loves Me Logo
  • Capacity 99% 99%

Patrons

Silent Sky Logo
  • Capacity 94% 94%

Patrons

Escanaba in da Moonlight Logo
  • Capacity 101% 101%

Patrons

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Average Seat Capacity

Our Volunteer

Family

Even in the face of the enormous challenges presented by COVID-19, our volunteers continued to serve as the backbone of our community. From writing thank you notes to our donors, to ushering at outdoor productions, our volunteers worked more hours in 2020 than 2019, even with canceled productions.

Eager to Come Home

AN INTERVIEW WITH HILDEGARD CARNEY

Volunteering By The Numbers

In total, 608 volunteers worked 62,919 hours!

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Education @ TNP

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Education @ TNP

1,665

on-site students

1,160

online students

487

students with learning or developmental disabilities

80%

of students receive some degree of scholarship

1750

total teaching hours logged

212

virtual classes developed and taught online

Saving the Arts For Future Generations

AN INTERVIEW WITH ALEXIS CAMINA

Our COVID Impact

Even though our fiscal year ran May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020 – we would be remiss if we did not include the efforts to combat COVID-19 that took place beginning in March 2020 into this year’s impact report

 

Now through December 31st, all donations are being generously matched.

Keeping the Arts Alive

AN INTERVIEW WITH AMY & JESSE HUGHES

ADVISORY COUNCIL

This Spring, TNP led the region’s arts organizations through the formation of a new COVID-19 Advisory Council. The council is comprised of healthcare professionals, industry professionals, and community leaders to help make informed decisions about the safest and most responsible ways to move forward.

EDUCATION IMPACT

Unable to produce on-site shows and host on-site classes until late 2020, the Education Department acted quickly to create on-line content for adults, children, and special-needs individuals – which even include a fully virtual 2020 Summer Camp.

FINANCIAL IMPACT

When our spring production of Bye Bye Birdie closed its doors on March 12th, we immediately felt the effects of ticket refunds and missed opportunities for season ticket sales.  Thankfully, 43% of patrons agreed to donate the value of their tickets back to TNP to help offset the losses.

In the end, we estimate a loss of over $1.6 million due to the entirely canceled upcoming 2020-2021 season.

 

600+

masks sewn & donated to local hospitals in need

24k+

people watched our free, online  content

836

individual donors (from March 12 – Oct 31)

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Additional COVID-19 Efforts

  • Formation of COVID-19 Advisory Council
  • Creation of over 30 hours of free, educational, and entertaining arts-based content
  • Zero staff lay-offs or dismissals due to COVID-19
  • Creation of an adapted, outdoor season for our 2020-2021 season
  • Production of three, free live-streaming concerts
  • Production of Becky’s New Car, the areas first full-length virtual play production
  • Production of a live-streaming TNP KidzAct Senior Spotlight Night for graduating seniors  Watch
  • Production of a free, live-streaming TNP Comedy Night show Watch

Financials & Documents

Financials & Documents

Consider This

 The Naples Players’ FY20 ended only six weeks after the COVID-19 shutdown. While little impact is shown on this financial breakdown, next year’s financials will likely demonstrate the significant loss experienced after April 30, 2020 due to COVID-19.

Revenue & Expense Data

Fiscal Year 2019-2020
May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

COVID-Specific Losses

March 12, 2020 Through Oct 31, 2020

Your donations are doubled until December 31st! 

Thanks to the generosity of Jay and Patty Baker in memory of their beloved Kizzie, we are able to match up to $50,000 in donations this holiday season!  

Please consider returning the enclosed donation form with your contribution that will be matched until December 31st. Thank you for your continuing support of our mission this holiday season.

or text “TNP” to 239-349-3001

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

BOX OFFICE

The Naples Players
701 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102

(239) 263-7990

REDUCED COVID HOURS
Monday-Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

*Will-Call & Wait-List opens 2 hours before curtain

Main OFFICE

(239) 434-7340
Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm

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