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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Unicorn Theatre

Developing and producing high-quality, thought-provoking plays that have never been seen in the region.

three stars

87.68

3828 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64111
tel: (816) 531-7529   Web Site
EIN: 43-1094348

Board Leadership
Benjamin Mann
President

CEO
Cynthia Levin
Producing Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.68 three stars
  Financial 91.14 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Unicorn Theatre enhances the Kansas City community by developing and producing high-quality, thought-provoking plays that have never been seen in the region. We illuminate social issues by shining a light on diversity and inclusive stories which include race, religion and gender identity. Unicorn creates opportunities for the advancement of emerging and established actors, directors, playwrights, designers, technicians and administrative staff. We inspire the community to think and feel deeply; to see the world in new and different ways. Unicorn strives to be one of the preeminent homes for new plays in the country.

Unicorn Theatre enhances the Kansas City community by developing and producing high-quality, thought-provoking plays that have never been seen in the region. We illuminate social issues by shining a light on diversity and inclusive stories which include race, religion and gender identity. Unicorn creates opportunities for the advancement of emerging and established actors, directors, playwrights, designers, technicians and administrative staff. We inspire the community to think and feel deeply; to see the world in new and different ways. Unicorn strives to be one of the preeminent homes for new plays in the country.

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Financial

four stars

91.14

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.82
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Unicorn Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Unicorn Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Unicorn Theatre (MO) 87.68 three stars
Old Globe Theatre (CA) 90.41 four stars
Barrington Stage Company (MA) 90.61 four stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 93.46 four stars
Seattle Children's Theatre (WA) 85.77 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $565,862
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,112
Total Contributions $590,974
   Program Service Revenue $391,128
Total Primary Revenue $982,102
   Other Revenue $89,646
TOTAL REVENUE $1,071,748
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $846,952
   Administrative Expenses $137,313
   Fundraising Expenses $66,003
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,050,268
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $21,480
   
Net Assets $1,994,788

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
Theatre Programs $846,952 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 87.68 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 43-1094348
Name in IRS Master File UNICORN THEATRE
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 (88) Community theatrical group
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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 March, 1977
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,479 8.13% Cynthia Levin Producing Artistic Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Unicorn Theatre (MO) 87.68 three stars
Red Mountain Theatre Company (AL) 90.58 four stars
Arena Stage (DC) 87.09 three stars
Midland Community Theatre (TX) 85.18 three stars
Victory Garden Theater (IL) 91.85 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Unicorn Theatre
3828 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
tel: (816) 531-7529
EIN: 43-1094348

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Board Leadership

Benjamin Mann
President

CEO

Cynthia Levin
Producing Artistic Director

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