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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Acting Company

Delivering productions to under-served audiences

two stars

73.64

630 Ninth Avenue Suite 214
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 258-3111   Web Site
EIN: 13-2759292

Board Leadership
Earl D. Weiner
Chairman

CEO
Elisa Spencer-Kaplan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.64 two stars
  Financial 70.68 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1972 by legendary producer/director/actor John Houseman and previous Producing Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed 141 productions for over three million people in 48 states and ten foreign countries. The Company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. Our education programs — Learning Through Theater Artistic Residencies, Student Matinees, Workshops, Master Classes, Primary Shakespeare and Shakespeare for Teachers — reach students in disadvantaged schools where achievement levels are considerably below average. Response to these programs show renewed interest in learning and improved grades as well as communication and social skills.

Founded in 1972 by legendary producer/director/actor John Houseman and previous Producing Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed 141 productions for over three million people in 48 states and ten foreign countries. The Company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. Our education programs — Learning Through Theater Artistic Residencies, Student Matinees, Workshops, Master Classes, Primary Shakespeare and Shakespeare for Teachers — reach students in disadvantaged schools where achievement levels are considerably below average. Response to these programs show renewed interest in learning and improved grades as well as communication and social skills.

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Financial

two stars

70.68

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
69.9%
  Administrative Expenses 26.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth -3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Acting Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Acting Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Acting Company (NY) 73.64 two stars
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 91.19 four stars
Hartford Stage (CT) 89.00 three stars
Manhattan Theatre Club (NY) 92.46 four stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 93.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,284,158
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $148,428
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $40,974
Total Contributions $1,473,560
   Program Service Revenue $326,198
Total Primary Revenue $1,799,758
   Other Revenue $182,731
TOTAL REVENUE $1,982,489
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,337,353
   Administrative Expenses $508,612
   Fundraising Expenses $40,677
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,886,642
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $95,847
   
Net Assets $527,192

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
Two Major Productions $1,205,540 90.1%
School Events $103,203 7.7%
Professional Workshops $28,610 2.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 73.64 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 76.11 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 72.46 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2017 65.25 one star

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

EIN 13-2759292
Name in IRS Master File GROUP I ACTING COMPANY INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical 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 October, 1973
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,497 4.37% Elisa Spencer-Kaplan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Acting Company (NY) 73.64 two stars
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 88.18 three stars
South Coast Repertory (CA) 86.11 three stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 93.46 four stars
Trinity Repertory Company (RI) 90.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Acting Company
630 Ninth Avenue
Suite 214
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 258-3111
fax: (212) 258-3299
EIN: 13-2759292

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 898
New York, NY 10108

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Board Leadership

Earl D. Weiner
Chairman

CEO

Elisa Spencer-Kaplan
Executive Director

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