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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Acting Company

Delivering productions to under-served audiences

two stars

71.30

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
Ian Belknap
Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.30 two stars
  Financial 66.57 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

66.57

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
71.2%
  Administrative Expenses 25.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 54.1%
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) 71.30 two stars
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (MD) 86.87 three stars
Mint Theater Company (NY) 92.02 four stars
Des Moines Community Playhouse (IA) 86.01 three stars
People's Light & Theatre Company (PA) 86.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $968,812
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $77,125
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $72,167
Total Contributions $1,118,104
   Program Service Revenue $128,570
Total Primary Revenue $1,246,674
   Other Revenue $253,349
TOTAL REVENUE $1,500,023
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,090,375
   Administrative Expenses $407,932
   Fundraising Expenses $35,456
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,533,763
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-33,740
   
Net Assets $378,004

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 $984,617 90.3%
School Events $76,801 7.0%
Development of New Plays and Professional Workshops $28,957 2.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 71.30 two stars
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 September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,592 5.38% Elisa Spencer-Kaplan Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Acting Company (NY) 71.30 two stars
Market House Theatre of Paducah Kentucky Inc. (KY) 85.20 three stars
Des Moines Community Playhouse (IA) 86.01 three stars
Unicorn Theatre (MO) 87.32 three stars
Roundabout Theatre Company (NY) 89.69 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

Ian Belknap
Artistic Director

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