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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Playwrights Horizons

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

90.07

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

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.07
  Financial 88.46
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

88.46

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.87
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
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) 90.07
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) 86.45
The Flea Theater (NY) 86.56
Kansas City Repertory Theatre (MO) 86.03
Broadway Dreams Foundation Corporation (NY) 87.13

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,209,310
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $8,057
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $382,150
Total Contributions $3,599,517
   Program Service Revenue $6,455,340
Total Primary Revenue $10,054,857
   Other Revenue $373,067
TOTAL REVENUE $10,427,924
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,083,006
   Administrative Expenses $1,204,158
   Fundraising Expenses $779,613
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,066,777
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,638,853
   
Net Assets $23,562,861

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 $6,823,907 67.7%
Theater School $1,891,756 18.8%
Ticket Central $493,912 4.9%

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
2020-06 12/23/2021 90.07
2019-06 12/01/2020 92.52
2018-06 02/01/2020 88.76
2017-06 10/01/2018 88.18
2016-06 03/01/2018 91.40
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

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,396 1.66% Leslie Marcus Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$212,457 1.76% Tim Sanford Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 90.07
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 90.56
Lyric Theatre (OK) 91.39
Lincoln Center Theater (NY) 87.72
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 92.93

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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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