About Clear Space Theatre Company
a 501(c)3 cultural organization, founded in 2004, is located at 20
Baltimore Avenue (Beach Block), Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. The Clear Space Theatre Company is
comprised of a remarkable team of full-time, part-time, and
volunteer administrators, artists, and educators.
The Three Facets of Clear Space are: The Acting Company (a professional
acting company producing dozens of performances each season); The Arts Institute (an educational program
offering classes to more than 700 students of all ages); On Tour (community presentations
throughout Delaware using professional actors and outstanding students,
offered in cooperation with local civic groups).
Clear Space’s Current Operating Budget is supported 47%
by earned income (ticket sales, tuition, and performance contracts) and
53% by contributed income (including individual donors, local
businesses, grants and the earnings of our Encore Thrift Shop).
Governance and Management of the Clear Space Theatre
Company is conducted within the guidelines of a regularly updated ten
year Strategic Plan implemented by professional staff, a volunteer
board of directors, several independent contractors and a devoted and
growing volunteer corps.
at all age and experience levels.
of established and new works throughout southern Delaware using area
artists supplemented with professional guest artists.
- to under-served audiences.
- with educational and community organizations.
- to support artistic products of the
- that provides oversight for artistic growth and
approximately 150 professional theatre performances each
year. The company’s performances are developed by a paid team of
theatrical artisans, emphasizing exceptional acting, elaborate
costumes, and creative lighting. The talented casts, often
utilizing students of the Arts Institute, performed for more than
23,000 theatre-goers in 2013 at the Company’s home, the Theatre, or
through ongoing partnerships at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in
Dover and the Freeman Stage in Fenwick Island.
A typical season includes:
rotation of three popular Broadway shows, specifically targeting the
summer tourists of Rehoboth Beach.
in conjunction with the Rehoboth Sea Witch Festival.
- , an
original musical and annual tradition.
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southern Delaware. This training model creates a
community of performers who use their study of performance to enhance
self-confidence and knowledge of the performing arts and as a
foundation for degreed and professional experience. Over 1,000
class meetings each year are designed to move more than 700 students,
of all ages and ability levels, through a logical progression of
learning, aligned with the National Standards for Arts Education and
Delaware State Arts Standards. The Arts Institute is committed to
the growth of students of all economic backgrounds and responds to
scholarship requests with more than $10,000 awarded in scholarships
annually. Performances of each aspect of the Arts Institute are
presented at the end of each period of study. The following are
programs of the Arts Institute:
students in grades 1-8 with classes in dance, voice, and acting
taught by professional arts educators in weekly after-school
sessions. Since 2008, the Broadway Bound program has “graduated”
students into local high school programs and/or Adult Classes.
- A five-week program for students in grades 1-12
are interested in a concentrated study of musical theatre. The
Summer Intensive has operated at capacity (120 students) since its
inception in 2005.
one-week program for students in grades 1-8 that focuses specifically
on dramatic studies such as improvisation, voice, physicality and
semester Adult Classes are taught by Arts Institute faculty.
- Private Coachings are scheduled in
hour-long meetings and are created with a specific end-date in mind,
usually in preparation for a specific audition (production, school,
college…) or performance.
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partnerships and collaborative experiences to state-wide arts, civic,
community, and business organizations which are interested in making a
connection to the performing arts. Programs are offered free of
charge or for a minimal fee, paying only performers and essential
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In an effort
to sustain its mission, Clear Space Theatre Company
has opened the Encore Thrift Shop in the Rehoboth
Beach/Lewes area. Proceeds benefit Clear Space Theatre Company.
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about the Encore
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This program is made
possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency
dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in
partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Office and participation in all
activities, programs and benefits of Clear Space Theatre Company, Inc.
shall be open without regard to age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual
orientation, or national origin.
Clear Space Theatre Company, Inc. is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are fully
tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax Identification number
Clear Space Theatre
Company partners with Art-Reach to “Share the Experience” providing free
or discounted tickets or admissions to Art-Reach member agencies that
serve people with disabilities or economic disadvantages.