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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks

two stars

77.26

3 Vreeland Road Florham Park, NJ 07932
tel: (973) 845-6723   Web Site
EIN: 22-1962163

Board Leadership
T. Randolph Harris
President

CEO
Bonnie J. Monte
Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.26 two stars
  Financial 88.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1963, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is the state's largest professional theatre company dedicated to the presentation of Shakespeare's canon and other classic dramatic entertainments for the cultural enrichment of the community. The artists and trustees of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey bring dramatic masterpieces of the past to dynamic new life in order to inspire present lives as well as future visions for the world. We are a teaching theatre, fervently dedicated to providing transformative experiences through our live performance of the classics. We integrate education and learning into all our endeavors, while promoting literacy, a culture of enlightenment, a dedication to excellence, and a keen awareness of how the arts are a necessity to the health of the collective mind and soul of any great civilization.

Founded in 1963, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is the state's largest professional theatre company dedicated to the presentation of Shakespeare's canon and other classic dramatic entertainments for the cultural enrichment of the community. The artists and trustees of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey bring dramatic masterpieces of the past to dynamic new life in order to inspire present lives as well as future visions for the world. We are a teaching theatre, fervently dedicated to providing transformative experiences through our live performance of the classics. We integrate education and learning into all our endeavors, while promoting literacy, a culture of enlightenment, a dedication to excellence, and a keen awareness of how the arts are a necessity to the health of the collective mind and soul of any great civilization.

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Financial

three stars

88.45

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (NJ) 77.26 two stars
Market House Theatre of Paducah Kentucky Inc. (KY) 85.20 three stars
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 86.80 three stars
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) 86.45 three stars
Huntington Theatre Company (MA) 92.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,484,216
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $148,594
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $182,717
Total Contributions $1,815,527
   Program Service Revenue $1,862,973
Total Primary Revenue $3,678,500
   Other Revenue $8,393
TOTAL REVENUE $3,686,893
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,397,775
   Administrative Expenses $502,798
   Fundraising Expenses $178,788
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,079,361
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-392,468
   
Net Assets $5,318,461

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
Main Stage Productions $3,397,775 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 77.26 two stars
2018-12 11/01/2019 77.79 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 87.14 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 84.98 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 88.45 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.12 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 89.03 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 22-1962163
Name in IRS Master File THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 July, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,175 3.90% Bonnie J. Monte Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (NJ) 77.26 two stars
Warner Theatre (CT) 86.02 three stars
Des Moines Community Playhouse (IA) 86.01 three stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 92.12 four stars
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL) 92.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
3 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
tel: (973) 845-6723
EIN: 22-1962163

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Board Leadership

T. Randolph Harris
President

CEO

Bonnie J. Monte
Artistic Director

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