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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Long Wharf Theatre

A leader in American professional theater

three stars

81.40

222 Sargent Drive New Haven, CT 06511
tel: (203) 787-4284   Web Site
EIN: 06-6073063

Board Leadership
Laura Pappano
Chair

CEO
Joshua Borenstein
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.40 three stars
  Financial 76.12 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Long Wharf Theatre (LWT), founded in 1965, is recognized as a leader in American theater, producing fresh and imaginative revivals of classics and modern plays, rediscoveries of neglected works and a variety of world and American premieres. More than 30 Long Wharf productions have transferred virtually intact to Broadway or off-Broadway. Long Wharf Theatre is dedicated to cultivating audiences that reflect the state of Connecticut and the diversity of its cities as well as its rural and suburban areas, and serving as a forum for the examination of historical and current issues through humanities programming. LWT serves an audience of over 60,000 annually, including over 5,000 students through its education programs.

Long Wharf Theatre (LWT), founded in 1965, is recognized as a leader in American theater, producing fresh and imaginative revivals of classics and modern plays, rediscoveries of neglected works and a variety of world and American premieres. More than 30 Long Wharf productions have transferred virtually intact to Broadway or off-Broadway. Long Wharf Theatre is dedicated to cultivating audiences that reflect the state of Connecticut and the diversity of its cities as well as its rural and suburban areas, and serving as a forum for the examination of historical and current issues through humanities programming. LWT serves an audience of over 60,000 annually, including over 5,000 students through its education programs.

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Financial

two stars

76.12

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Wharf Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Wharf Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Long Wharf Theatre (CT) 81.40 three stars
Kansas City Repertory Theatre (MO) 85.33 three stars
Trinity Repertory Company (RI) 90.82 four stars
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL) 91.91 four stars
Old Globe Theatre (CA) 91.86 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,603,317
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $212,846
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $46,760
Total Contributions $1,862,923
   Program Service Revenue $2,465,681
Total Primary Revenue $4,328,604
   Other Revenue $775,980
TOTAL REVENUE $5,104,584
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,352,353
   Administrative Expenses $1,031,542
   Fundraising Expenses $613,191
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,997,086
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,892,502
   
Net Assets $12,467,769

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
Performances, Education, & Community Engagement $5,352,353 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 81.40 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 86.98 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 85.46 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.87 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 77.36 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 83.16 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 88.72 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 75.91 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.86 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 80.01 three stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 88.08 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 73.13 two stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 67.36 one star
2006-06 02/01/2007 64.17 one star
2005-06 04/01/2006 80.48 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 64.08 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-6073063
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT PLAYERS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical 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 March, 1965
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,088 2.48% Joshua Borenstein Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$234,814 3.35% Gordon Edelstein Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Long Wharf Theatre (CT) 81.40 three stars
Lyric Theatre (OK) 90.34 four stars
Indiana Repertory Theatre (IN) 88.31 three stars
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (NJ) 87.14 three stars
Kansas City Repertory Theatre (MO) 85.33 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Long Wharf Theatre
222 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
tel: (203) 787-4284
fax: (203) 776-2287
EIN: 06-6073063

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Board Leadership

Laura Pappano
Chair

CEO

Joshua Borenstein
Managing Director

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