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Actors' Shakespeare Project

Bringing Shakespeare's words into the voices, bodies, and imaginations of our actors, audiences, and neighborhoods

three stars

85.03

191 Highland Avenue Suite 2B
Somerville, MA 02143
tel: (617) 776-2200   Web Site
EIN: 20-0815685

Board Leadership
David Sandberg
President

CEO
Kimberly Dawson
Executive Producer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.03 three stars
  Financial 90.67 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Actors' Shakespeare Project believes Shakespeare's words are urgently relevant to our times. Working as an ensemble of resident company members, we bring these words into the voices, bodies, and imaginations of our actors, audiences, and neighborhoods. We do this through creative projects, including intimate productions and outreach programs that are informed by the spaces in which they happen. These projects inspire civic dialogue, build relationships between people, strengthen communities, and reveal something about what it means to be human here and now.

Actors' Shakespeare Project believes Shakespeare's words are urgently relevant to our times. Working as an ensemble of resident company members, we bring these words into the voices, bodies, and imaginations of our actors, audiences, and neighborhoods. We do this through creative projects, including intimate productions and outreach programs that are informed by the spaces in which they happen. These projects inspire civic dialogue, build relationships between people, strengthen communities, and reveal something about what it means to be human here and now.

Results Information

Program Name: Shakespeare INSIDE & OUT
Problem

Youth in these programs struggle with poverty, abuse, broken families, lack of education and addiction. According to DYS, the Boston Metro area has the highest concentration of serious and violent offenders in MA. These youth are less likely to finish high school, more likely to re-offend, and more likely to be involved in violent behavior and the adult corrections system. They often have large basic skill deficits and need alternative educational approaches to meet their needs.

Strategy

ASP programs create a collaborative youth ensemble to explore a play. The group defines its goals and establishes ground rules, then engage in theater exercises in movement, voice, acting, community building, writing, discussion, fight and dance choreography. They rehearse and develop technical elements. They build trust with one another. There is a performance for an audience. Youth help strike and load out after each project, then gather to debrief on their goals and achievements.

IF:THEN

IF YOUTH •Work with Shakespeare’s text •Create and share a Shakespeare performance piece as an ensemble •Focus emotion, energy, and talent into a positive artistic process •Are witnessed and supported unconditionally by audiences...

THEN Youth •Gain a stronger sense of self, develop confidence in the value of their words, bodies & stories •Will work collaboratively toward a shared artistic goal as a diverse ensemble, breaking down inherent biases, accessing leadership potential & offering/accepting trust in order to take risks •Become more open, increase problem-solving skills & also begin to become passionate about art as a means of personal and social change •Make positive choices & take risks
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Financial

four stars

90.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
78.6%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Actors' Shakespeare Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Actors' Shakespeare Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Actors' Shakespeare Project (MA) 85.03 three stars
Manatee Performing Arts Center (FL) 92.02 four stars
Des Moines Community Playhouse (IA) 90.34 four stars
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 95.11 four stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 95.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,420,047
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $36,600
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,456,647
   Program Service Revenue $357,932
Total Primary Revenue $1,814,579
   Other Revenue $33,072
TOTAL REVENUE $1,847,651
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,219,611
   Administrative Expenses $329,511
   Fundraising Expenses $57,169
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,606,291
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $241,360
   
Net Assets $699,784

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
2014-07 06/01/2016 85.03 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 83.95 three stars
2013-07 09/01/2015 85.93 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 20-0815685
Name in IRS Master File ACTORS SHAKESPEARE PROJECT 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
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 June, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2016
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
  • July, 2012
  • July, 2011

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,734 5.08% Sara Stackhouse Executive Producer, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$71,860 4.47% Allyn Burrows Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Actors' Shakespeare Project (MA) 85.03 three stars
Mint Theater Company (NY) 87.36 three stars
Marin Theatre Company (CA) 89.69 three stars
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 95.11 four stars
Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY) 93.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Actors' Shakespeare Project
191 Highland Avenue
Suite 2B
Somerville, MA 02143
tel: (617) 776-2200
fax: (617) 629-3895
EIN: 20-0815685

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Board Leadership

David Sandberg
President

CEO

Kimberly Dawson
Executive Producer

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