Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

MCC Theater

Empowering artists and students to take risks to create bold, daring work.

three stars

86.28

231 West 29th Street Suite 303
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 727-7722   Web Site
EIN: 13-3391844

Board Leadership
Susan Raanan
Chair

CEO
Blake West
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.28 three stars
  Financial 84.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

MCC Theater was founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company, then a collective of young actors, writers and directors eager to take a leadership role in their own artistic development. Initial peer-based “classes” led to showcases and eventually to the kinds of full-scale productions that have made MCC Theater one of New York's leading off-Broadway theater companies. The philosophy and aesthetic on which MCC Theater was founded continues to fuel our work in three main areas of focus: annual productions to bring together exceptional artists to explore emotional and moral issues of contemporary life, development of New York by emerging and established playwrights, and education and outreach programs that encourage New York City high school students and recent graduates to find -- and use -- their own unique voices through the creation and performance of original work for the stage.

MCC Theater was founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company, then a collective of young actors, writers and directors eager to take a leadership role in their own artistic development. Initial peer-based “classes” led to showcases and eventually to the kinds of full-scale productions that have made MCC Theater one of New York's leading off-Broadway theater companies. The philosophy and aesthetic on which MCC Theater was founded continues to fuel our work in three main areas of focus: annual productions to bring together exceptional artists to explore emotional and moral issues of contemporary life, development of New York by emerging and established playwrights, and education and outreach programs that encourage New York City high school students and recent graduates to find -- and use -- their own unique voices through the creation and performance of original work for the stage.

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Financial

three stars

84.03

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
70.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.92
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MCC Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MCC Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,781,724
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $877,468
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,459,622
Total Contributions $13,118,814
   Program Service Revenue $1,301,906
Total Primary Revenue $14,420,720
   Other Revenue $23,365
TOTAL REVENUE $14,444,085
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,241,440
   Administrative Expenses $505,903
   Fundraising Expenses $1,198,946
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,946,289
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,497,796
   
Net Assets $18,339,813

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,345 2.77% Blake West Executive Director

Mission

MCC Theater was founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company, then a collective of young actors, writers and directors eager to take a leadership role in their own artistic development. Initial peer-based “classes” led to showcases and eventually to the kinds of full-scale productions that have made MCC Theater one of New York's leading off-Broadway theater companies. The philosophy and aesthetic on which MCC Theater was founded continues to fuel our work in three main areas of focus: annual productions to bring together exceptional artists to explore emotional and moral issues of contemporary life, development of New York by emerging and established playwrights, and education and outreach programs that encourage New York City high school students and recent graduates to find -- and use -- their own unique voices through the creation and performance of original work for the stage.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MCC Theater (NY) 86.28 three stars
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MA) 86.62 three stars
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 89.03 three stars
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 97.36 four stars
Guthrie Theater (MN) 85.31 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

MCC Theater
231 West 29th Street
Suite 303
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 727-7722
fax: (212) 727-7780
EIN: 13-3391844

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Board Leadership

Susan Raanan
Chair

CEO

Blake West
Executive Director