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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Westport Country Playhouse

Transforming people's lives through the power of theater

three stars

89.39

25 Powers Court Westport, CT 06880
tel: (203) 227-5137   Web Site
EIN: 23-7357943

Board Leadership
Barbara K. Streicker
Chair

CEO
Michael Barker
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1994, Westport Country Playhouse works to transform lives through the power of theater. Its aim is to enlighten, enrich and engage a diverse community of theater lovers, artists and students by presenting excellent professional theater and offering a welcoming experience that perpetuates the long tradition of the Westport Country Playhouse. The Playhouse creates live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November.

Founded in 1994, Westport Country Playhouse works to transform lives through the power of theater. Its aim is to enlighten, enrich and engage a diverse community of theater lovers, artists and students by presenting excellent professional theater and offering a welcoming experience that perpetuates the long tradition of the Westport Country Playhouse. The Playhouse creates live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.17
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Westport Country Playhouse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Westport Country Playhouse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Westport Country Playhouse (CT) 89.39 three stars
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 89.03 three stars
South Coast Repertory (CA) 86.72 three stars
Guthrie Theater (MN) 85.31 three stars
Seattle Children's Theatre (WA) 85.77 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,888,927
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $450,240
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $108,173
Total Contributions $2,447,340
   Program Service Revenue $2,128,704
Total Primary Revenue $4,576,044
   Other Revenue $113,190
TOTAL REVENUE $4,689,234
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,826,788
   Administrative Expenses $456,029
   Fundraising Expenses $270,312
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,553,129
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-863,895
   
Net Assets $12,991,780

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
Westport Country Playhouse $4,733,035 98.1%
Education Programs $93,753 1.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 89.39 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 90.88 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.74 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.84 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 83.71 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 84.15 three stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 86.62 three 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 23-7357943
Name in IRS Master File WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE 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
(126) Apprentice training
(92) Literary activities
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 April, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,077 2.48% Michael Barker Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$197,008 3.54% Mark Lamos Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Westport Country Playhouse (CT) 89.39 three stars
Barrington Stage Company (MA) 90.61 four stars
Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HI) 88.70 three stars
Trinity Repertory Company (RI) 90.42 four stars
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 89.03 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Westport Country Playhouse
25 Powers Court
Westport, CT 06880
tel: (203) 227-5137
fax: (203) 221-7482
EIN: 23-7357943

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Board Leadership

Barbara K. Streicker
Chair

CEO

Michael Barker
Managing Director

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