Working Group Theatre

Address
730 Kirkwood Ave
Iowa City, IA 52240
Nonprofit
NTEE: A65 - Theater
EIN: 27-2997323

Mission

Working Group Theatres original plays, events, and educational programs are created in collaboration with artists and community partners to engage a diverse audience and present the untold stories in the world around us.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2011
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area3500
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$72,000.00$80,450.00$68,100.00$61,489.00$59,611.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$70,324.00$80,450.00$68,100.00$61,489.00$59,610.00
Number of employees00003
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers3535353535
Personnel
Andrews, Martin
TitleSecretarySecretaryManaging DirectorManaging DirectorManaging Director
Name of key/compensated personMartin AndrewsMartin AndrewsMartin AndrewsMartin AndrewsMartin Andrews
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org15.0015.0015.0035.0035.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$3,600.00$3,000.00$8,339.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Fawcett, Jennifer
TitlePresidentPresidentAssociate Artistic DirectorAssociate Artistic DirectorAssociate Artistic Director
Name of key/compensated personJennifer FawcettJennifer FawcettJennifer FawcettJennifer FawcettJennifer Fawcett
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0035.0035.0035.00
Reportable compensation from org$34,324.00$44,450.00$31,000.00$17,331.00$17,886.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$3,061.00$4,963.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Lewis, Sean
TitleDirectorDirectorArtistic DirectorArtistic DirectorArtistic Director
Name of key/compensated personSean Christopher LewisSean Christopher LewisSean Christopher LewisSean Christopher LewisSean Christopher Lewis
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0035.0035.0035.00
Reportable compensation from org$36,000.00$36,000.00$33,500.00$41,158.00$33,385.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$3,061.00$4,963.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesWorking Group Theatres original plays, events, and educational programs are created in collaboration with artists and community partners to engage a diverse audience and present the untold stories in the world around us.Working Group Theatres original plays, events, and educational programs are created in collaboration with artists and community partners to engage a diverse audience and present the untold stories in the world around us.Working Group Theatres original plays, events, and educational programs are created in collaboration with artists and community partners to engage a diverse audience and present the untold stories in the world around us.Working Group Theatre's original plays, events, and educational programs are created in collaboration with artists and community partners to engage a diverse audience and present the untold stories in the world around us.Working Group Theatre's original plays, events, and educational programs are created in collaboration with artists and community partners to engage a diverse audience and present the untold stories in the world around us.
Program service expenses, total$77,517.00$149,787.00$138,035.00$104,636.00$80,232.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
- Completed two separate national tours of our anti-bullying show, Out of Bounds to 31 performing arts venues across the US. Tour included performances, post show panels, and workshops with students and teachers.- Premiered an original dance-theatre piece, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (adapted from the book of the same title), commissioned by the Englert Civic Theatre in Iowa City.- Presented a workshop at the Stage the Change Conference, at the Tilles Center/Long Island University Post- Presented staged readings of two new youth plays, (funded by the Iowa Arts Council) as part of our In the Raw Series at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City.
Program expenses $149,787.00   
Program revenue $248,833.00   
Program description - Completed two separate national tours of our anti-bullying show, Out of Bounds to 31 performing arts venues across the US. Tour included performances, post show panels, and workshops with students and teachers.- Premiered an original dance-theatre piece, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (adapted from the book of the same title), commissioned by the Englert Civic Theatre in Iowa City.- Presented a workshop at the Stage the Change Conference, at the Tilles Center/Long Island University Post- Presented staged readings of two new youth plays, (funded by the Iowa Arts Council) as part of our In the Raw Series at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City.   
-Collaborated with non-profits as part of Was the Word to promote their work and raise over $1500.-Presented The Broken Chord, an original play, and presented at the Examined Life Conference at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.-Produced The Finders Daughter, an original play commissioned by and presented at the National Czech & Slovak Museum.-Presented Out of Bounds, a play about cyber-bullying, to 2000 junior high students and teachers.-Gave guest lectures and presentations to students and University of Iowa President, Sally Mason at the UI College of Public Health.-Completed The Senior Project, an inter-generational writing project that involved 110 high school students and senior citizens.-Provided improvisation classes for people with dementia.-Produced a feature-length film called These Hopeless Strangers.-Traveled to Rwanda to create a new play with at-risk youth.-Organized the Rebellious Subjects Conference in Barcelona.
Program expenses    $80,232.00
Program revenue    $101,618.00
Program description    -Collaborated with non-profits as part of Was the Word to promote their work and raise over $1500.-Presented The Broken Chord, an original play, and presented at the Examined Life Conference at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.-Produced The Finders Daughter, an original play commissioned by and presented at the National Czech & Slovak Museum.-Presented Out of Bounds, a play about cyber-bullying, to 2000 junior high students and teachers.-Gave guest lectures and presentations to students and University of Iowa President, Sally Mason at the UI College of Public Health.-Completed The Senior Project, an inter-generational writing project that involved 110 high school students and senior citizens.-Provided improvisation classes for people with dementia.-Produced a feature-length film called These Hopeless Strangers.-Traveled to Rwanda to create a new play with at-risk youth.-Organized the Rebellious Subjects Conference in Barcelona.
-Presented anti-bullying show Out of Bounds and taught 2 workshops at UNI/Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, as well as part of the Annual International Human Rights Day sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights (and others).-Collaborated with a University of Iowa theatre professor to conduct interviews for a documentary play about the Muslim experience in Iowa, as part of Hanchers Embracing Complexity program.
Program expenses$77,517.00    
Program revenue$26,100.00    
Program description-Presented anti-bullying show Out of Bounds and taught 2 workshops at UNI/Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, as well as part of the Annual International Human Rights Day sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights (and others).-Collaborated with a University of Iowa theatre professor to conduct interviews for a documentary play about the Muslim experience in Iowa, as part of Hanchers Embracing Complexity program.    
-Produced Out of Bounds, a play about bullying. Toured to schools and educators. Created resources for teachers. Received NEFA National Theatre Project Award.-Commissioned to create an Kreutzer Sonata:A Play in Five Tiny Movements. -Brought Finder's Daughter to the National Czech & Slovak Museum.-Began In the Raw series in collaboration with the Englert Civic Theatre. -Presented Dogs of Rwanda in Cedar Rapids and Chicago.-Continued producing Was the Word, monthly storytelling and spoken word. More than 40 poets, storytellers and musicians gathered to share their talents and raise more than $2,000 for local non-profits.-Co-produced Telling: Albuquerque, a play that brought together veterans and military family members to tell their stories.-Presented readings of 3 new plays in cooperation with Riverside Theatre's Dollar Dog Readings.
Program expenses   $104,636.00 
Program revenue   $63,889.00 
Program description   -Produced Out of Bounds, a play about bullying. Toured to schools and educators. Created resources for teachers. Received NEFA National Theatre Project Award.-Commissioned to create an Kreutzer Sonata:A Play in Five Tiny Movements. -Brought Finder's Daughter to the National Czech & Slovak Museum.-Began In the Raw series in collaboration with the Englert Civic Theatre. -Presented Dogs of Rwanda in Cedar Rapids and Chicago.-Continued producing Was the Word, monthly storytelling and spoken word. More than 40 poets, storytellers and musicians gathered to share their talents and raise more than $2,000 for local non-profits.-Co-produced Telling: Albuquerque, a play that brought together veterans and military family members to tell their stories.-Presented readings of 3 new plays in cooperation with Riverside Theatre's Dollar Dog Readings. 
Premiered ALL RECIPES ARE HOME, commissioned and presented by Luther College, Grinnell College and Hancher AuditoriumToured our anti-bullying show, OUT OF BOUNDS, to schools across Iowa with Hancher AuditoriumToured OUT OF BOUNDS to schools across Cedar Rapids in collaboration with the University of Iowa College of Public HealthPremiered GHOST STORY at Berkeley Repertory Theatres Ground Floor Summer Residency LabContinued our In the Raw series with the Englert Civic Theatre presenting DOGS OF RWANDA and GHOST STORY.
Program expenses  $138,035.00  
Program revenue  $99,263.00  
Program description  Premiered ALL RECIPES ARE HOME, commissioned and presented by Luther College, Grinnell College and Hancher AuditoriumToured our anti-bullying show, OUT OF BOUNDS, to schools across Iowa with Hancher AuditoriumToured OUT OF BOUNDS to schools across Cedar Rapids in collaboration with the University of Iowa College of Public HealthPremiered GHOST STORY at Berkeley Repertory Theatres Ground Floor Summer Residency LabContinued our In the Raw series with the Englert Civic Theatre presenting DOGS OF RWANDA and GHOST STORY.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$26,197.00$269,408.00$119,035.00$112,244.00$124,195.00
Revenue from contributions (total) $20,500.00$19,770.00$48,327.00$17,714.00
Investment income, current yr$97.00$75.00$2.00$28.00$53.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$0.00$20,500.00$19,770.00$48,327.00$17,714.00
Total unrelated business revenue$97.00$75.00$2.00$28.00$53.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$4,810.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$26,100.00$248,833.00$99,263.00$63,889.00$101,618.00
Gross receipts$26,197.00$269,408.00$119,035.00$112,244.00$124,195.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants   $32,500.00$10,000.00
Revenue from all other contributions $20,500.00$19,770.00$15,827.00$7,714.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)    $4,810.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$97.00$75.00$2.00$28.00$53.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$79,036.00$152,982.00$141,737.00$108,231.00$110,781.00
Total functional expenses: program service $77,517.00$149,787.00$138,035.00$104,636.00$80,232.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$1,519.00$3,195.00$3,702.00$3,595.00$30,549.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)  $8,750.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$89,646.00$142,485.00$26,059.00$52,671.00$48,768.00
Total assets, beginning of year$142,485.00$26,059.00$48,761.00$48,768.00$35,244.00
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$110.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year   $110.00 
Loans & receivables from key persons$7,946.00$3,574.00$200.00$20.00$943.00
Net assets$89,646.00$142,485.00$26,059.00$52,671.00$48,658.00
Net assets, beginning of year$142,485.00$26,059.00$48,761.00$48,658.00$35,244.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$10,960.00$27,462.00$23,953.00$46,802.00$43,729.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$27,462.00$23,953.00$42,892.00$43,729.00$35,237.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$52,839.00$116,426.00-$22,702.00$4,013.00$13,414.00
Advertising (total)$119.00$19.00$1,699.00$2,176.00$395.00
Savings & temp cash investment$69,980.00$110,181.00$130.00$3,565.00$4,096.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses    $110.00
Total net assets or fund balances$89,646.00$142,485.00$26,059.00$52,671.00$48,658.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$508.00$508.00$508.00$254.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members33333
Number of independent voting members00000
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Cash accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-01
Tax year end date2017-12-012016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Outstanding loan to key person or disqualified personTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address change  True True
Amended return   True 
Date e-filing submitted2018-08-242017-09-142016-11-022015-08-142014-08-21
IRS schema version2017v2.22016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.1
Filing identifier201801389349300145201721589349300632201612009349300011201511479349300531201400629349300115
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