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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Playwrights Horizons

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

90.95

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 90.95
  Financial 89.30
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

89.30

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.15
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
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) 90.95
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 91.24
The Flea Theater (NY) 86.55
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre (MI) 92.20
Center for Puppetry Arts (GA) 85.72

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,612,291
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $721,072
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $158,300
Total Contributions $3,491,663
   Program Service Revenue $6,343,641
Total Primary Revenue $9,835,304
   Other Revenue $84,477
TOTAL REVENUE $9,919,781
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,037,614
   Administrative Expenses $1,081,331
   Fundraising Expenses $885,053
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,003,998
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,084,217
   
Net Assets $25,419,850

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 $5,639,579 62.4%
Theater School $1,817,155 20.1%
Ticket Central $831,527 9.2%

Ratings History
Playwrights Horizons has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.95
2014-06 07/01/2016 92.14
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.66
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 86.76
2013-06 02/01/2015 87.47
2012-06 12/01/2013 84.65
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.22
2011-06 09/01/2012 80.90
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.54
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 77.23
2008-06 12/15/2009 89.22
2007-06 03/01/2009 86.36
2006-06 07/01/2007 83.99
2005-06 09/01/2006 80.54
2004-06 09/01/2005 88.13
2003-06 03/01/2005 93.28

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)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,768 1.65% Leslie Marcus Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$194,052 1.76% Tim Sanford Artistic Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 90.95
Marin Theatre Company (CA) 90.09
Theatre Under The Stars (TX) 86.28
Huntington Theatre Company (MA) 89.85
Theatre for a New Audience (NY) 93.23

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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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