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Second Stage Theatre

Producing a diverse range of premieres and new interpretations of America's best contemporary theatre

three stars

87.95

1501 Broadway Suite 518
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 787-8302   Web Site
EIN: 13-3021180

Board Leadership
Terry Lindsay
Chairman

CEO
Casey Reitz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.95 three stars
  Financial 91.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Director Carole Rothman and actress Robyn Goodman founded Second Stage Theatre in 1979 to give second stagings to contemporary American plays that originally failed to find an audience due to scheduling problems, inappropriate venues or limited performance runs. Since then, Second Stage has evolved from a small theatre into an Off-Broadway institution dedicated to developing plays, artists and audiences. Second Stage Theatre gives new life to contemporary American plays through second stagings; provides emerging authors with their Off-Broadway debuts; and produces world premieres by America's most respected playwrights. Through both the production of new plays and long-term residencies that focus on artistic process rather than product, artists find a supportive environment in which to try new roles, production designs and writing techniques.

Director Carole Rothman and actress Robyn Goodman founded Second Stage Theatre in 1979 to give second stagings to contemporary American plays that originally failed to find an audience due to scheduling problems, inappropriate venues or limited performance runs. Since then, Second Stage has evolved from a small theatre into an Off-Broadway institution dedicated to developing plays, artists and audiences. Second Stage Theatre gives new life to contemporary American plays through second stagings; provides emerging authors with their Off-Broadway debuts; and produces world premieres by America's most respected playwrights. Through both the production of new plays and long-term residencies that focus on artistic process rather than product, artists find a supportive environment in which to try new roles, production designs and writing techniques.

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Financial

four stars

91.94

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.89
  Program Expenses Growth 35.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Stage Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Stage Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Stage Theatre (NY) 87.95 three stars
Westport Country Playhouse (CT) 90.88 four stars
Barrington Stage Company (MA) 90.61 four stars
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL) 90.77 four stars
The Flea Theater (NY) 86.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,001,444
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,117,515
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,395,492
Total Contributions $29,514,451
   Program Service Revenue $13,865,004
Total Primary Revenue $43,379,455
   Other Revenue $1,306,629
TOTAL REVENUE $44,686,084
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,400,293
   Administrative Expenses $3,175,297
   Fundraising Expenses $1,674,614
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,250,204
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $25,435,880
   
Net Assets $44,467,424

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 08/01/2019 87.95 three stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 77.08 two stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 86.06 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 74.27 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 77.38 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 77.03 two stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 77.97 two stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 85.94 three stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 82.58 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 79.31 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/24/2010 80.09 three stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 79.64 two stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 87.77 three 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 13-3021180
Name in IRS Master File SECOND STAGE THEATRE
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 (90) Cultural performances
(88) Community theatrical group
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 May, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$244,900 1.27% Casey T. Rietz Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Stage Theatre (NY) 87.95 three stars
Alley Theatre (TX) 92.36 four stars
Arena Stage (DC) 87.09 three stars
Theatre Under The Stars (TX) 87.85 three stars
People's Light & Theatre Company (PA) 88.74 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Stage Theatre
1501 Broadway
Suite 518
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 787-8302
fax: (212) 397-7066
EIN: 13-3021180

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Board Leadership

Terry Lindsay
Chairman

CEO

Casey Reitz
Executive Director

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