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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Playwrights Horizons

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

three stars

88.18

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 88.18 three stars
  Financial 92.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

four stars

92.65

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.19
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 88.18 three stars
Victory Garden Theater (IL) 92.14 four stars
Center for Puppetry Arts (GA) 90.42 four stars
Near West Theatre (OH) 89.24 three stars
People's Light & Theatre Company (PA) 92.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,269,234
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $710,370
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $401,647
Total Contributions $5,381,251
   Program Service Revenue $6,657,345
Total Primary Revenue $12,038,596
   Other Revenue $110,599
TOTAL REVENUE $12,149,195
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,535,253
   Administrative Expenses $1,226,770
   Fundraising Expenses $926,651
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,688,674
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-539,479
   
Net Assets $27,918,431

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 $6,996,696 66.4%
Theater School $1,871,714 17.8%
Ticket Central $854,889 8.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 10/01/2018 88.18 three stars
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)
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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
$186,726 1.47% Leslie Marcus Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$192,669 1.51% Tim Sanford Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 88.18 three stars
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 90.52 four stars
Hale Centre Theatre (UT) 96.02 four stars
Huntington Theatre Company (MA) 86.60 three stars
Long Wharf Theatre (CT) 86.98 three 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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