Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Playwrights Horizons

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

three stars

88.76

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 88.76 three stars
  Financial 94.76 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

94.76

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.09
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,051,738
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $681,158
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $309,800
Total Contributions $5,042,696
   Program Service Revenue $7,358,291
Total Primary Revenue $12,400,987
   Other Revenue $104,120
TOTAL REVENUE $12,505,107
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,467,327
   Administrative Expenses $1,186,357
   Fundraising Expenses $934,368
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,588,052
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-82,945
   
Net Assets $27,949,928

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,082 1.43% Leslie Marcus Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$194,820 1.54% Tim Sanford Artistic Director

Mission

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 88.76 three stars
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York Theatre Company (NY) 85.56 three stars
Midland Community Theatre (TX) 87.76 three stars
Writers Theatre (IL) 92.12 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