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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Playwrights Horizons

Discovering, developing, and producing the new work of American playwrights

four stars

91.40

416 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 564-1235   Web Site
EIN: 13-2805131

Board Leadership
Judith O. Rubin
Chairman

CEO
Leslie Marcus
Managing Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.40 four stars
  Financial 90.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS is a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists, and to the production of their new work.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, Playwrights Horizons works to encourage the new work of veteran writers while nurturing an emerging generation of theater artists. Writers are supported through every stage of their growth with a series of development programs: script and score evaluations, commissions, readings, musical theater workshops, Studio and Mainstage productions.
PH's auxiliary programs include the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, which is affiliated with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Ticket Central, a central box office that supports the Off-Broadway performing arts community.

PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS is a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists, and to the production of their new work.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, Playwrights Horizons works to encourage the new work of veteran writers while nurturing an emerging generation of theater artists. Writers are supported through every stage of their growth with a series of development programs: script and score evaluations, commissions, readings, musical theater workshops, Studio and Mainstage productions.
PH's auxiliary programs include the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, which is affiliated with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Ticket Central, a central box office that supports the Off-Broadway performing arts community.

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Financial

four stars

90.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.33
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Playwrights Horizons on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Playwrights Horizons on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 91.40 four stars
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South Coast Repertory (CA) 86.59 three stars
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Seattle Repertory Theatre (WA) 88.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,467,866
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $611,973
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $396,911
Total Contributions $7,476,750
   Program Service Revenue $7,356,497
Total Primary Revenue $14,833,247
   Other Revenue $95,548
TOTAL REVENUE $14,928,795
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,780,853
   Administrative Expenses $1,354,266
   Fundraising Expenses $901,517
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,036,636
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,892,159
   
Net Assets $28,257,227

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 & Play Development $6,295,094 64.4%
Theater School $1,895,927 19.4%
Ticket Central $830,708 8.5%

Ratings History
Playwrights Horizons has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 03/01/2018 91.40 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.95 four stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 92.14 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 86.76 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 87.47 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 84.65 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.22 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 80.90 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.54 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 77.23 two stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 89.22 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 86.36 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 83.99 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 80.54 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 88.13 three stars
2003-06 03/01/2005 93.28 four 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 13-2805131
Name in IRS Master File PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$174,098 1.44% Leslie Marcus Managing Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 91.40 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Playwrights Horizons
416 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 564-1235
fax: (212) 594-0296
EIN: 13-2805131

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Board Leadership

Judith O. Rubin
Chairman

CEO

Leslie Marcus
Managing Director

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