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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Acting Company

Delivering productions to under-served audiences

two stars

72.46

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
Eliza Spencer-Kaplan
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.46 two stars
  Financial 68.58 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

one star

68.58

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 20.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11
  Program Expenses Growth -10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.3%
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) 72.46 two stars
Near West Theatre (OH) 89.23 three stars
Manhattan Theatre Club (NY) 90.82 four stars
Mint Theater Company (NY) 87.36 three stars
Lyric Theatre (OK) 90.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $969,288
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $154,325
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $60,894
Total Contributions $1,184,507
   Program Service Revenue $256,006
Total Primary Revenue $1,440,513
   Other Revenue $465,495
TOTAL REVENUE $1,906,008
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,089,350
   Administrative Expenses $503,890
   Fundraising Expenses $42,955
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,636,195
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $269,813
   
Net Assets $264,030

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 $928,750 85.3%
Traveling Productions $142,035 13.0%
School Performances $18,565 1.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$139,571 8.53% Gerry Cornez Former Director Of Development
Other Salaries of Note
None reported -- Elisa Spencer-Kaplan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Acting Company (NY) 72.46 two stars
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 95.11 four stars
Theatre Under The Stars (TX) 85.91 three stars
Childsplay (AZ) 88.81 three stars
Great Lakes Theater (OH) 88.22 three 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

Eliza Spencer-Kaplan
Executive Director

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