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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Changing how people think about Shakespeare

three stars

86.87

Seven South Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 244-8571   Web Site
EIN: 03-0418380

Board Leadership
Laura Boydston
President

CEO
Ian Gallanar
Founding Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.87 three stars
  Financial 89.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) began in 2002 with a small group of artists committed to changing how people think about Shakespeare, by producing shows that allowed audiences to connect to classic works in whole new ways – ways that are fresh, innovative and sustainable. In CSC's short history, it has gained a reputation for innovative, energetic and popular productions that bring audiences closer to the artists and the art-making process. The company is known for engaging and entertaining audiences in unique and intimate performance environments, and for making opportunities for conversations among audiences, artists and the wider community. In addition to performing the works of Shakespeare, CSC's talented artists bring fresh perspective to other great classics.

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) began in 2002 with a small group of artists committed to changing how people think about Shakespeare, by producing shows that allowed audiences to connect to classic works in whole new ways – ways that are fresh, innovative and sustainable. In CSC's short history, it has gained a reputation for innovative, energetic and popular productions that bring audiences closer to the artists and the art-making process. The company is known for engaging and entertaining audiences in unique and intimate performance environments, and for making opportunities for conversations among audiences, artists and the wider community. In addition to performing the works of Shakespeare, CSC's talented artists bring fresh perspective to other great classics.

Financial

three stars

89.07

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.26
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (MD) 86.87 three stars
Ford's Theatre Society (DC) 95.71 four stars
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre (MI) 91.38 four stars
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL) 92.60 four stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 92.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,161,202
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $211,120
Total Contributions $1,372,322
   Program Service Revenue $944,863
Total Primary Revenue $2,317,185
   Other Revenue $37,154
TOTAL REVENUE $2,354,339
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,495,959
   Administrative Expenses $377,727
   Fundraising Expenses $176,568
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,050,254
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $304,085
   
Net Assets $4,433,097

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/Playwrights $1,270,909 85.0%
Educational Activities $225,050 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 06/01/2020 86.87 three stars
2018-08 11/01/2019 88.28 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 03-0418380
Name in IRS Master File CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
NTEE Code A60
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,267 4.54% Ian Gallanar Trustee & Artistic Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (MD) 86.87 three stars
City Theatre (PA) 85.74 three stars
Theatre for a New Audience (NY) 90.88 four stars
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (MO) 85.82 three stars
Unicorn Theatre (MO) 87.32 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Seven South Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 244-8571
EIN: 03-0418380

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Board Leadership

Laura Boydston
President

CEO

Ian Gallanar
Founding Artistic Director

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