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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

MCC Theater

Empowering artists and students to take risks to create bold, daring work.

three stars

86.28

231 West 29th Street Suite 303
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 727-7722   Web Site
EIN: 13-3391844

Board Leadership
Susan Raanan
Chair

CEO
Blake West
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.28 three stars
  Financial 84.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

MCC Theater was founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company, then a collective of young actors, writers and directors eager to take a leadership role in their own artistic development. Initial peer-based “classes” led to showcases and eventually to the kinds of full-scale productions that have made MCC Theater one of New York's leading off-Broadway theater companies. The philosophy and aesthetic on which MCC Theater was founded continues to fuel our work in three main areas of focus: annual productions to bring together exceptional artists to explore emotional and moral issues of contemporary life, development of New York by emerging and established playwrights, and education and outreach programs that encourage New York City high school students and recent graduates to find -- and use -- their own unique voices through the creation and performance of original work for the stage.

MCC Theater was founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company, then a collective of young actors, writers and directors eager to take a leadership role in their own artistic development. Initial peer-based “classes” led to showcases and eventually to the kinds of full-scale productions that have made MCC Theater one of New York's leading off-Broadway theater companies. The philosophy and aesthetic on which MCC Theater was founded continues to fuel our work in three main areas of focus: annual productions to bring together exceptional artists to explore emotional and moral issues of contemporary life, development of New York by emerging and established playwrights, and education and outreach programs that encourage New York City high school students and recent graduates to find -- and use -- their own unique voices through the creation and performance of original work for the stage.

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Financial

three stars

84.03

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.92
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MCC Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MCC Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MCC Theater (NY) 86.28 three stars
A Noise Within (CA) 91.33 four stars
Indiana Repertory Theatre (IN) 88.47 three stars
The Flea Theater (NY) 86.55 three stars
Center for Puppetry Arts (GA) 90.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,781,724
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $877,468
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,459,622
Total Contributions $13,118,814
   Program Service Revenue $1,301,906
Total Primary Revenue $14,420,720
   Other Revenue $23,365
TOTAL REVENUE $14,444,085
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,241,440
   Administrative Expenses $505,903
   Fundraising Expenses $1,198,946
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,946,289
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,497,796
   
Net Assets $18,339,813

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Productions $2,765,897 85.3%
Education and Outreach $290,307 9.0%
Literary Department $185,236 5.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.28 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 86.29 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 85.97 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 85.97 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 75.15 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3391844
Name in IRS Master File MANHATTAN CLASS COMPANY INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (88) Community theatrical group
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,345 2.77% Blake West Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MCC Theater (NY) 86.28 three stars
York Theatre Company (NY) 85.56 three stars
Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY) 93.33 four stars
The Cleveland Play House (OH) 89.44 three stars
Asheville Community Theatre (NC) 85.95 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

MCC Theater
231 West 29th Street
Suite 303
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 727-7722
fax: (212) 727-7780
EIN: 13-3391844

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Board Leadership

Susan Raanan
Chair

CEO

Blake West
Executive Director

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