Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Ensemble Theater

Preserving African American artistic expression

two stars

79.69

3535 Main Street Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 807-4304   Web Site
EIN: 74-1941943

Board Leadership
Alaina King Benford
Chair

CEO
Janette L. Cosley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.69 two stars
  Financial 82.81 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ensemble Theatre was founded in 1976 by the late George Hawkins to preserve African American artistic expression and enlighten, entertain and enrich a diverse community. The Ensemble produces a Main stage Season of six contemporary and classical works devoted to the portrayal of the African American experience by local and national playwrights and artists. The Ensemble's Performing Arts Education program provides educational workshops, artist-in-residence experiences, and live performances for students both off-site and at the theatre, and the Young Performers Program offers intensive spring and summer training for youth ages 6 to 17 encompassing instruction in all disciplines of the theatre arts. Through its varied programs, The Ensemble reaches over 60,000 people annually.

The Ensemble Theatre was founded in 1976 by the late George Hawkins to preserve African American artistic expression and enlighten, entertain and enrich a diverse community. The Ensemble produces a Main stage Season of six contemporary and classical works devoted to the portrayal of the African American experience by local and national playwrights and artists. The Ensemble's Performing Arts Education program provides educational workshops, artist-in-residence experiences, and live performances for students both off-site and at the theatre, and the Young Performers Program offers intensive spring and summer training for youth ages 6 to 17 encompassing instruction in all disciplines of the theatre arts. Through its varied programs, The Ensemble reaches over 60,000 people annually.

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Financial

three stars

82.81

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.59
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Ensemble Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Ensemble Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $47,108
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $283,789
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $762,202
Total Contributions $1,093,099
   Program Service Revenue $895,790
Total Primary Revenue $1,988,889
   Other Revenue $1,125
TOTAL REVENUE $1,990,014
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,522,631
   Administrative Expenses $289,741
   Fundraising Expenses $197,037
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,009,409
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-19,395
   
Net Assets $3,366,078

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Mission

The Ensemble Theatre was founded in 1976 by the late George Hawkins to preserve African American artistic expression and enlighten, entertain and enrich a diverse community. The Ensemble produces a Main stage Season of six contemporary and classical works devoted to the portrayal of the African American experience by local and national playwrights and artists. The Ensemble's Performing Arts Education program provides educational workshops, artist-in-residence experiences, and live performances for students both off-site and at the theatre, and the Young Performers Program offers intensive spring and summer training for youth ages 6 to 17 encompassing instruction in all disciplines of the theatre arts. Through its varied programs, The Ensemble reaches over 60,000 people annually.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Ensemble Theater (TX) 79.69 two stars
York Theatre Company (NY) 85.56 three stars
Old Globe Theatre (CA) 90.41 four stars
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (MD) 86.87 three stars
Near West Theatre (OH) 88.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Ensemble Theater
3535 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 807-4304
EIN: 74-1941943

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Board Leadership

Alaina King Benford
Chair

CEO

Janette L. Cosley
Executive Director