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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Literature, Meet Theatre.

one star

69.27

401 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 216-0877   Web Site
EIN: 91-1514734

Board Leadership
Stuart Frank
President

CEO
Kayti Barnett-O'Brien
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 69.27 one star
  Financial 63.14 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, Book-It Repertory Theatre is dedicated to transforming great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production and to inspiring its audiences to read. Book-It creates world-premiere adaptations of classic and contemporary literature for the stage, preserving the narrative text as it is spoken, not by a single "narrator" but as dialogue by the characters in the production. Performing books instead of plays allows the Book-It theatre experience to spark the audience's interest in reading and to challenge the audience to participate by using their imaginations.

Founded in 1990, Book-It Repertory Theatre is dedicated to transforming great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production and to inspiring its audiences to read. Book-It creates world-premiere adaptations of classic and contemporary literature for the stage, preserving the narrative text as it is spoken, not by a single "narrator" but as dialogue by the characters in the production. Performing books instead of plays allows the Book-It theatre experience to spark the audience's interest in reading and to challenge the audience to participate by using their imaginations.

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Financial

one star

63.14

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
70.7%
  Administrative Expenses 22.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 111.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Book-It Repertory Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Book-It Repertory Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Book-It Repertory Theatre (WA) 69.27 one star
Center Stage (MD) 87.62 three stars
South Coast Repertory (CA) 86.28 three stars
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL) 92.60 four stars
Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HI) 88.70 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $681,019
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $30,701
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,694
Total Contributions $748,414
   Program Service Revenue $725,014
Total Primary Revenue $1,473,428
   Other Revenue $144,519
TOTAL REVENUE $1,617,947
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,391,400
   Administrative Expenses $458,639
   Fundraising Expenses $135,968
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,986,007
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-368,060
   
Net Assets $-22,739

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
Production and Presentation of Plays $1,165,863 83.8%
Designing Costumes and Building Props $225,537 16.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 69.27 one star
2018-06 09/03/2019 70.80 two stars
2017-06 06/01/2019 75.19 two stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 72.36 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 68.60 one star
2015-06 07/01/2016 75.50 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.12 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 80.93 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 88.37 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 91-1514734
Name in IRS Master File BOOK-IT REPERTORY THEATRE
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1995
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
$46,933 2.36% Kayti Barnett-O'Brien Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$68,219 3.43% Jane Jones Co-Artistic Director
$59,408 2.99% Myra Platt Co-Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Book-It Repertory Theatre (WA) 69.27 one star
George Street Playhouse (NJ) 91.33 four stars
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 94.74 four stars
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 86.80 three stars
Manhattan Theatre Club (NY) 90.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Book-It Repertory Theatre
401 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 216-0877
fax: (206) 428-6263
EIN: 91-1514734

Mail donations to:
Center Theatre at the Armory
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

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Board Leadership

Stuart Frank
President

CEO

Kayti Barnett-O'Brien
Managing Director

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