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FOREST THEATRE GUILD INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/19/2015: FOREST THEATRE GUILD INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 03/10/2015: FOREST THEATRE GUILD INC

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Carmel, CA
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FOREST THEATRE GUILD INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/19/2015: FOREST THEATRE GUILD INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 03/10/2015: FOREST THEATRE GUILD INC

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Physical Address: Carmel, CA 93921 
EIN: 23-7227328
Web URL: www.foresttheaterguild.org 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A65 (Theater)
Ruling Year: 1972 


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Mission Statement

The Forest Theater Guild is a local non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting the performing arts in our old-forest-theatre-guild-community. One of the oldest outdoor theaters west of the Rockies, the Forest Theater and the Forest Theater Guild was founded in 1910 by Herbert Heron and Carmel’s Bohemians to provide an open-air theater experience where plays could be produced by “locals who also have fun doing the acting, directing, lighting, costuming, and staging,” wrote Heron is a personal letter. With support from foundation grants, the City of Carmel, local citizens and businesses, and visitors, the Guild plays a pivotal role in a magical collaboration that keeps the vision of its early founders alive today.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2008)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2008
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2008

Total Revenue $397,940
Total Expenses $381,361

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Leadership

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Programs

Program: Annual Productions (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Performing Arts
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

Each year, the Forest Theater Guild presents quality productions annually at the historic Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel, California. Past Productions Include: “Hamlet” (2013), “Snow White” (2013), “James and the Giant Peach” (2012), “Cyrano de Bergerac” (2012), “Peter and the Wolf” (2011), “Once Upon A Mattress” in collaboration with MPC Drama (2011), “Alice In Wonderland” (2010), and “Treasure Island” (2010).

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Program: Films in the Forest (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Visual Arts
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

The annual Films in the Forest series “Films in the Forest” features classic films on the big screen.

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