Mickee Faust Alternative Performance Club, Inc.
623 McDonnell Dr.
Tallahassee FL 32310
Contact Information
Address 623 McDonnell Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Telephone (850) 562-7287
E-mail admin@mickeefaust.com
Web and Social Media
Donate Directly to this Organization http://www.mickeefaust.com/
Mickee Faust (aka Terry Galloway)
At A Glance
Organization DBA
Mickee Faust Academy for the REALLY Dramatic Arts
Mickee Faust Club
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 33-1043915
Year of Incorporation 2003
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $61,104.00
Projected Expenses $61,104.00
Mission Statement

The mission of the Mickee Faust Club is to provide the people of Tallahassee with a non-traditional performance venue shaped by the Ethic of Accommodation, an ethic that allows a diverse community—those who are not just under-served but overlooked—to develop its own artistic voice. Foremost involved in these ongoing creative collaborations are gays, lesbians, and people with disabilities. Professionals and novices in Faust work side-by-side to create original cabarets, theatre, radio and video. Together the members of the Mickee Faust Club promote the presence of their alternative creative voice, locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Needs Statement

Mickee Faust is an all-volunteer organization.  We manage every aspect of the theatre including upkeep.  We need to move to having at least one part-time staff member who can oversee upkeep, including maintaining accessibility, particularly because so many of the Faustkateers are people with disabilities. Our volunteers who have been overseeing space issues are now in their late 70’s or have health issues which will soon prevent them from doing the necessary tasks to keep the space safe, clean and accessible. 

Impact Statement

2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

  • Successful season producing three original cabarets in spring, summer and fall.
  • Revitalized backyard with new lights, picnic tables and comfortable lawn chairs.  (Backyard space is used pre and post cabaret show by Mickee Faust audience members as they listen to our house band, Eclectic Acoustic.) 
  • Five grants enabled a theatre production, originally produced at the Mickee Faust Club, to travel to the UK for DaDaFest.  Terry Galloway's The Ugly Girl: A Musical Tragedy in Burlesque toured central England in November 2014 with an international cast (including four women with disabilities). 
  • Mickee Faust's comic video short, Rent-A-Crip, was submitted to Superfest for consideration in their 2015 International Film Festival. 

 

TOP GOALS FOR 2015

 

  • Successful Applications of Three Grants:  to Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation for Back Yard Improvements, to COCA for Marketing/PR Initiatives, and to CRA for Spring Festival  
  • Implement Major Marketing Initiatives
  • Continued Aesthetic Improvements 
  • Recruitment of New Company Members

 

Background Statement
The Mickee Faust Club is Tallahassee’s “community theatre for the weird community,” an all-volunteer artistic troupe based in the Mickee Faust Academy for the Really Dramatic Arts in the Railroad Square Art Park. Founded in 1987 by partners Terry Galloway (performance artist and author of Mean Little deaf Queer; A Memoir) and Donna Marie Nudd (performance scholar and Professor of Communication at Florida State University), the company is primarily committed to mentoring and producing original alternative community-based art. Mickee Faust productions feature diverse participation, empowering members of the local disability, queer and non-traditional creative communities in unabashed expression.
Service Categories
Performing Arts
Lesbian/Gay Rights
Disabled Persons' Rights
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Areas
Leon
Madison
Tallahassee, FL  USA 32301
CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement

      The Mickee Faust Club not only attracts members and audiences from the diverse community in which we live, but actively recruits new members from our audience and workshop participants, visitors to Railroad Square, nearby universities, other arts groups, and by using the extensive and growing networks of current and “retired” Faustkateers. The Club retains Faustkateers through a commitment to collaborative creation that supports the development of creative skills of all members of the troupe and brings out the best in our writers, directors, producers, technicians and performers.

      Mickee Faust’s commitment to disabled artists is a natural extension of the troupe’s commitment to diversity, development of creative skills, and collaboration.  These last few year saw artists and scholars with disabilities serving on the Board of Directors, heading administrative committees, running sound effects, writing, directing, producing, and performing in various productions. The Faust company is particularly appreciative of local grants, funded by the City and the County, which have helped with transportation costs for performers with disabilities as well as national grants focusing on renovating our facilities to further increase accessibility for performers and audience. Every year, new artists with disabilities join the ranks of Mickee Faust, drawn by our obvious ethic of accommodation.

     Mickee Faust’s commitment to queer artists is evidenced not only in the 50% queer-identified make up of the Board of Directors, but also in our recent summer programming. In 2015, we presented our eighth Queer as Faust Festival.

      In January 2009, Faust surveyed our active cadre of 85 volunteers who helped run all our operations – artistic, promotional, space renovation & maintenance, administrative, etc. The survey revealed that 33% of the Faust company self-identifies as “queer” and 45% self-identify as “disabled.” These two often-marginalized communities are critical to the success of the Mickee Faust Club.

      Moreover, we try to promote our local creative work nationally by transforming some of the best work into the video medium. In 2009, we finalized a compilation of our award-winning disability-themed video shorts, Mickee Faust’s Gimp Parade. In the last three and a half years, Mickee Faust video shorts, typically queer or disability-themed, have been shown at 25 national or international venues.



Description

Cabaret is at the heart of the Mickee Faust Club and is central to the company’s performance outreach mission. Cabarets feature the original writing, musical and performing talents of a diverse all-volunteer group of Faustkateers. Each new production recruits and nurtures several new writers, directors, performers, musicians and technical volunteers into the company. Cabarets feature a raucous and wily kind of theater, including:

  • political and cultural satires
  • literary and cinematic parodies
  • vintage vaudeville, new vaudeville
  • original and adapted songs
  • fully-staged bad jokes 
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, People/Families with of People with Disabilities,
Short Term Success


Program Success Monitored By

For the last few years, Faust has given out audience surveys to captive audience members prior to intermission.  Those surveys have a great return rate--95% --and we’ve benefited from the analysis of the data.  For example, survey findings prompted company initiatives to improve the marketing of our shows through social networking.  In surveying all company members who participate, we will of course also be surveying everyone who works in connection with the Cabaret, from those who volunteer just one evening to sell tickets to the major producers of the show.   Many survey questions will be designed so we can gauge the quality and quantity of survey respondent’s experience in bringing the Cabaret to the Tallahassee community.

 

Examples of Program Success

Mickee Faust typically offers the Tallahassee community two original Cabarets per year, produced at the Mickee Faust Academy for the Really Dramatic Arts in Railroad Square. Each Cabaret production targets a minimum of 5 to 6 public performances, staged over 2 weekends. Mickee Faust members (involved in producing, writing, performing, directing, and marketing each cabaret) typically average between 40-70 participants. Audience attendance can exceed 500 community members and regional visitors per Cabaret, approximately 20% of whom benefit from the company’s discount programs for students, retirees and audience members with disabilities.

While Mickee Faust’s cabarets have a solid local reputation, we’d like to footnote our company’s cabaret’s recent national/international presence. In May of 2012, Faust was the keynote performance for the Union for Democratic Communication and in November, Faust was the featured cabaret for the Performance Studies Division at the National Communication Association 98th Annual Conference in Orlando.  This summer, 2013, Faust is once again back in Orlando, this time we are the keynote cabaret for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education 27th annual conference.   (National audience attendance for the 2012 cabarets was 245 people.  ATHE estimates the attendance for this August’s Mickee Faust cabaret in Orlando to be 200 people.)  

Description

Mickee Faust produces and co-produces full-length plays and original theatre productions on an occasional basis. Such a production takes the place of one of our regularly produced cabarets.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, People/Families with of People with Disabilities,
Long term Success


Program Success Monitored By Audience and participant surveys
Examples of Program Success

Faust’s 2006 al fresco production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream transformed Shakespeare’s classic work into “A Moveable Feast,” critically praised for its innovative staging and design. Another original play, In the House of the Moles that was produced in Tallahassee in 2004, was sufficiently revised last year. A staged reading of the new work, now a musical featuring five performers with disabilities, was produced in August 2012 at the DaDa Festival in Liverpool, England. 

Frequently, Mickee Faust supports the development of original works by emerging artists from the Tallahassee community. Faust produced the semi-autobiographical, full-length play, Susan Gage: Term Limited in September 2003 (reprised in 2004 and 2006). Howling from the Kudzu, by Julie Hauserman showcased an evening of hilarious and insightful musings on life in North Florida in 2007. 2008’s Little Death, by Joshua Potter, explored seldom-heard stories from within the HIV/AIDS community. This fall, we are workshopping a number of small productions, including Terry Galloway’s new autobiographical piece about going from little “d” deaf to small “h” hearing.

Theatre productions may involve anywhere from 10 to 150 Mickee Faust Company members (cast, crew, marketers) depending upon the length and complexity of the script. Time allotted for the full creation of the theatrical production also varies, depending on the demands of the particular play. Attendance figures are similar to those of our Cabarets.

Description

The Mickee Faust Club has produced a Queer as Faust Festival for eight years. The month-long summer festivals typically include:

  • A two weekend run of an original queer-themed Mickee Faust show—a combination of original comic vignettes, videos, and first person narratives written and performed by participants
  • 1-2 queer feature films
  • A Show by a Visiting Queer Performance Artist
  • A Community Workshop Conducted by the Queer Artist
  • An additional show featuring the newly created work of workshop participants. 
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, People/Families with of People with Disabilities,
Short Term Success


Long term Success


Program Success Monitored By

Audience and participant surveys

Examples of Program Success

In 2009, Mickee Faust brought in the internationally acclaimed performance artist, Tim Miller who presented his new play, Lay of the Land, and conducted a week-long workshop for members of the community that culminated in their production, Our Voices/Our Selves. In 2010, we hosted New York City based performance artist Elizabeth Whitney and her partner, Lea Robinson, in Syrup in our Shorts, an exploration of an interracial, lesbian relationship. 2011, we hosted Atlanta based artist Rob Nixon as he presented a staged reading of his play, Heartbreak and a photo exhibit, Neorealism: New Visions from Old Snapshots. This last year, with additional funding from South Arts, we hosted E. Patrick Johnson’s highly-acclaimed production of Sweet Tea:  Black Gay Men from the South.

To create the month-long festival, 50-70 participants from the Mickee Faust Club are involved in the producing, writing, casting, performing, directing, and crewing for the two weekend cabaret run while 10-15 others write outside grants and produce the visiting artists, community workshops, and featured films events.  The month-long festival averages 500 attendees.

Description

Video

Company members have scripted, produced, directed and performed in widely acclaimed video shorts. Video projects may be developed from material originally produced for Cabarets or be wholly original concepts. Faust's comic video shorts are co-produced with Diane Wilkins Productions, and are typically queer or disability themed. Faust videos have been shown in over 100 national and international festivals. A compilation of disability-themed videos is available for purchase htpp://www.gimpparade.com.

Radio.

Mickee Faust Club members write, create, produce, adapt, direct and perform in original radio productions for Mickee Faust's Fifth of Comedy Hour. The company’s long-standing partnership with Florida State University Radio includes in-kind broadcasting support for Faust productions. Mickee Faust's Fifth of Comedy Hour airs on V89-WVFS (89.7FM) on the fifth Wednesday of every month that has five Wednesdays and is broadcast over the Internet at http://www.wvfs.edu.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theatrical Performances
Population Served Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, People/Families with of People with Disabilities,
Long term Success




[1] See Mickee Faust’s current three-year vita in “Required Items, Section D” and also the geographical maps tracing video showings in “Supplementary Materials.” 

Program Success Monitored By Attendance at veiwings and participant surveys
Examples of Program Success

Mickee Faust’s long-standing creative partnership with Diane Wilkins Productions, a Tallahassee-based independent company, has created more than two-dozen videos that have premiered in Tallahassee, exhibited at regional, national and international festivals, and garnered critical acclaim and multiple awards.[1] More recently, Jeanette Castillo, an Assistant Professor of Media Production at FSU joined Diane Wilkins in co-producing Mickee Faust video shorts.  Mickee Faust also solicits video artists, screenplays and performers from the wealth of creative talent available in the Tallahassee community.

Video shorts typically involve anywhere from 10 to 100 participants (cast, crew, marketers) depending upon the length and complexity of the script.  Attendance at viewings around the world average a thousand each year.  In the 2012, “The Performance of Drowning,” won three major awards including the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association and has been shown at 13 different national and international festivals. 

In addition to the video shorts, key members of the company are also in the process of creating a feature length documentary called Rewired that focuses on Faust’s Artistic Director and the various alternative performance companies she has founded in New York, Texas, and Florida, including the 26 year old Mickee Faust Club.  



[1] See Mickee Faust’s current three-year vita in “Required Items, Section D” and also the geographical maps tracing video showings in “Supplementary Materials.” 

Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Teddy Tollett
Company Affiliation Exotica Gallery
Term Jan 2009 to Sept 2015
Email exoticagallery@yahoo.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Bill Davis Trial and Appellate Attorney
Heidi Fox Agency for Health Care Administration
Nancy Lang Retired
Jeffrey Mandel Diplomat Cosmetics Ltd. Israel
Dr. Donna Marie Nudd School of Communication, Florida State University
Isabelle Potts Agency for Workforce Innovation
Jennifer Robinson Tallahassee Community College
Teddy Tollett Exotica Gallery
Diane Wilkins Diane Wilkins Productions
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 6
Governance
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Donna Marie Nudd
Term Start Jan 2009
Email dmnudd@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Current Compensation 0
Experience Donna Marie Nudd is a Professor in the School of Communication at Florida State University where she teaches courses in Performance Studies, Gender Studies and Pedagogy. She has won four university teaching awards. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Mickee Faust Club and she served as Producer of the collection of the company’s comic, disability-themed video shorts, Mickee Faust’s Gimp Parade. She was the major producer of Mickee Faust’s recent performances at national academic conferences.
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 125
Contractors 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation No
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Collaborations

Relationships with Other Community Organizations

  • Railroad Square Artists and Studios – member
  • Find, Learn, Give - member
  • COCA – member
  • Tallahassee Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Tallahassee)—member
  • Tri Eagle Sales - graphic design, high quality printing, and product donation
  • Tallahassee Democrat –advertising
  • WFSU/WFSQ – sponsorship
  • Capital City Villager--advertising
  • 621 Gallery & Railroad Square Artists – joint artistic events
  • Eclectic Acoustic—joint artistic events
  • FSU School of Communication – joint academic and artistic efforts
  • FSU Community Service Work Study Program- student internship program
  • FSU Arts Administration – student intern, spring 2014, spring 2015
  • Fermentation Lounge – event catering and fundraising
  • The Magic and Fun Shop – preferred commercial relationship (the store grants all Mickee Faust company members discounts).
  • Cash and Carry Hardware and House of Plywood – (prior to their demise) preferred commercial relationship (e.g. when Mickee Faust bought construction or set materials, we used local businesses rather than national chains.)
  • A to Z Rental – preferred commercial relationship
  • Food Trucks (FoodZ Travel, Valhalla Grill, Dany's Cambodian Cuisine, Lucy and Leo) and new Black Dog Café in Railroad Square)
  • Tallahassee Film Society and Tallahassee Little Theatre– occasional joint production
  • Diane Wilkins Production – professional videography (volunteered)
  • Beatrice Queral Photographique – professional photography (volunteered)
  • John Herd and Danielle Holbrook--professional marketing, (volunteered)
  • Kitty Dorris and Barbara Roberts – professional hair styling and makeup (volunteered)

In addition to the well-established relationships noted above, Mickee Faust has also worked on creative projects with a wide range of other community groups and business such as Leadership Tallahassee, Irish Rep, Canopy Roads Theatre, Society for Creative Anachronism, FSU Fencing Club, Ability 1st, Tallahassee Irish Repertory Theatre, local improv companies, and film students.

Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Disability Comedy AwardSuperfest: International Disability Film Festival.2015
Best Comedy Writing: Radio. “Mickee Faust and the Confundus Confection.”Communicator Awards2012
Award of Excellence: Narrative Category: "Performance of Drowning"Broadcast Educational Association2012
Award of Excellence in Filmmaking, "The Performance of Drowning"Canada International Film Festival2012
Third Place. Short Film Competition. "The Performance of Drowning"Eighth Annual Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival2011
Special Recognition: Ben Mekler, Director. "Because of Her: The Legacies of Dana Reeve and Maryanne Ward."Filmanthropy Competition Sponsored by John Templeton Foundation2009
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2015
Projected Revenue $61,104.00
Projected Expenses $61,104.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
 
 
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$4,025$0$10,500
Government Contributions$12,439$13,252$12,502
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$12,439$13,252$12,502
Unspecified$0$0--
Individual Contributions$15,399$14,244$11,176
$0$0$0
$14,154$18,998$17,297
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$3
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$810$445$1,005
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$41,907$38,353$58,020
Administration Expense$4,780$1,730$3,347
Fundraising Expense$3,220$4,480$2,967
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.941.050.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%86%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%16%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$7,756$8,684$2,600
Current Assets$7,756$8,684$2,600
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$5,827$3,676$0
Total Net Assets$1,929$5,008$2,600
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.332.36--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Foundation Comments
  • Financial figures were taken from the In-House Financial Statements
  • Top 3 Funding Sources are not shown above as they are not indicated in the financials or the 990s
Additional Documents
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Nonprofit Mickee Faust Alternative Performance Club, Inc.
Address 623 McDonnell Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Primary Phone 850 562-7287
Donate with a credit card http://www.mickeefaust.com/
Contact Email admin@mickeefaust.com
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Donna Marie Nudd
Board Chair Teddy Tollett
Board Chair Company Affiliation Exotica Gallery
Year of Incorporation 2003