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Two River Theater Company

We create great American theater.

four stars

92.20

21 Bridge Avenue Red Bank, NJ 07701
tel: (732) 345-1400   Web Site
EIN: 52-1857757

Board Leadership
Edward J. McKenna, Jr.
President

CEO
Michael Hurst
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.20 four stars
  Financial 99.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Two River Theater is a professional 501(c)(3) nonprofit theater that produces an eight-play season, including classics, contemporary works, musicals and world premieres. We reach 55,000 patrons and guests each year from our state-of-the-art facility in Red Bank, New Jersey. We create great American theater by producing new works and masterpieces that most richly direct our gaze to the life of the human spirit. We strive to cultivate an audience that cherishes the intimate joy of theater, enriched when shared by a community of others.

We strive to achieve artistic excellence through sustained investment in the creative process and by challenging and nurturing the visions of adventurous theater artists. Through our productions, workshops, and free public readings, we encourage our community to interact with the world-class writers, composers, actors, directors, and designers that are now coming to Red Bank.

Two River Theater is a professional 501(c)(3) nonprofit theater that produces an eight-play season, including classics, contemporary works, musicals and world premieres. We reach 55,000 patrons and guests each year from our state-of-the-art facility in Red Bank, New Jersey. We create great American theater by producing new works and masterpieces that most richly direct our gaze to the life of the human spirit. We strive to cultivate an audience that cherishes the intimate joy of theater, enriched when shared by a community of others.

We strive to achieve artistic excellence through sustained investment in the creative process and by challenging and nurturing the visions of adventurous theater artists. Through our productions, workshops, and free public readings, we encourage our community to interact with the world-class writers, composers, actors, directors, and designers that are now coming to Red Bank.

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Financial

four stars

99.37

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.69
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Two River Theater Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Two River Theater Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Two River Theater Company (NJ) 92.20 four stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.23 four stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 89.43 three stars
New York City Center (NY) 89.04 three stars
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia (WV) 90.24 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,812,535
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $403,180
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $153,812
Total Contributions $12,369,527
   Program Service Revenue $1,730,166
Total Primary Revenue $14,099,693
   Other Revenue $1,638,399
TOTAL REVENUE $15,738,092
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,277,615
   Administrative Expenses $665,276
   Fundraising Expenses $594,156
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,537,047
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,201,045
   
Net Assets $108,205,342

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
Theatrical Productions $4,845,430 77.2%
New-Play Commissioning Program $347,010 5.5%
Education Initiatives $295,114 4.7%

Ratings History
Two River Theater Company has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 92.20 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.78 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.94 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.43 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.91 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.99 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.67 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 91.50 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 91.64 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 84.16 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.00 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 87.63 three stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 74.83 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 71.56 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2008 71.39 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 80.17 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 71.23 two 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 52-1857757
Name in IRS Master File TWO RIVER THEATRE COMPANY
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 (88) Community theatrical group
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 February, 1994
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
$248,344 3.29% Michael Hurst Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$251,967 3.34% John Dias Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Two River Theater Company (NJ) 92.20 four stars
Segerstrom Center for the Arts (CA) 87.00 three stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 90.47 four stars
Stamford Center for the Arts (CT) 90.43 four stars
San Francisco Performances (CA) 85.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Two River Theater Company
21 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
tel: (732) 345-1400
fax: (732) 345-1414
EIN: 52-1857757

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Board Leadership

Edward J. McKenna, Jr.
President

CEO

Michael Hurst
Managing Director

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