EMERALD CITY THEATRE COMPANY

Address
2936 N SOUTHPORT AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60657-4120
Contact
Website: http://emeraldcitytheatre.com
Phone: +1 (773) 529-2690
Nonprofit
NTEE: A65 - Theater
EIN: 36-4104597

Mission

Emerald City Theatre celebrates all of Chicago's children through playful, professional and culturally relevant artistic programs that motivate young people to creatively face the world.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1996
Subsection code03
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Metropolitan statistical area1602
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel $164,068.00   
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation $144,595.00   
Number of employees 169   
Number of people compensated >$100k 0   
Number of volunteers 20   
Number of highly compensated contractors 0   
Personnel
Altman, Eyal
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Eyal Altman   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Baca, Sean
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Sean Baca   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Candella, Kathleen
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Kathleen Candella   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Cardarelli, Alyn
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Alyn Cardarelli   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Cardarelli, Karen
Title PRESIDENT/Executive Director   
Name of key/compensated person Karen Cardarelli   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 55.00   
Reportable compensation from org $51,320.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Diprizio, Toni
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Toni Diprizio   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Free, Stephanie
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Stephanie Free   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Gorra, Gillian
Title SECRETARY, Managing Director   
Name of key/compensated person Gillian Gorra   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 50.00   
Reportable compensation from org $46,492.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $6,360.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Klein, Seth
Title Outgoing Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Seth Klein   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Koepke, Carol
Title Outgoing Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Carol Koepke   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Lawler, Michael
Title board Member   
Name of key/compensated person michael lawler   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Lawler, Mike
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Mike Lawler   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
May, David
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person David May   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
McDermott, Heidi
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Heidi McDermott   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Muthuraman, Kash
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Kash Muthuraman   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Patel, Lina
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Lina Patel   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Pialis, Stefania
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Stefania Pialis   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Rubenfeld, Ari
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Ari Rubenfeld   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Shumaker, Tom
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Tom Shumaker   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Spahn, Heike
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Heike Spahn   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Stone, Jacqueline
Title Artistic Director/Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Jacqueline Stone   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 60.00   
Reportable compensation from org $46,783.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $6,150.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Tomazin, Charlene
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Charlene Tomazin   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Turk, Julia
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Julia Turk   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Wright, Teri
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Teri Wright   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activities Emerald City Theatre celebrates all of Chicago's children through playful, professional and culturally relevant artistic programs that motivate young people to creatively face the world.   
Program service expenses, total $1,818,857.00   
Programs, including revenue & expenses
EMERALD CITY THEATRE SCHOOL:EMERALD CITY THEATRE SCHOOL PROVIDES CHILDREN WITH ARTS EDUCATION THAT FOCUSES ON IMPORTANT LIFE SKILLS AND PREPARES CHILDREN TO CREATIVELY FACE THE WORLD. EDUCATION PROGRAMMING STRIVES TO ENHANCE THE MAINSTAGE EXPERIENCE WITH HIGHLY PARTICIPATORY CURRICULUM TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS. THROUGH CLASSES, CAMPS, AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCIES CHILDREN EXPLORE AND CHALLENGE THEIR OWN CREATIVITY AND BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS RECEIVE AN INTRODUCTORY EDUCATION REGARDING ALL ASPECTS OF THEATRE ARTS.
Program expenses $281,604.00   
Program revenue $584,272.00   
Program description EMERALD CITY THEATRE SCHOOL:EMERALD CITY THEATRE SCHOOL PROVIDES CHILDREN WITH ARTS EDUCATION THAT FOCUSES ON IMPORTANT LIFE SKILLS AND PREPARES CHILDREN TO CREATIVELY FACE THE WORLD. EDUCATION PROGRAMMING STRIVES TO ENHANCE THE MAINSTAGE EXPERIENCE WITH HIGHLY PARTICIPATORY CURRICULUM TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS. THROUGH CLASSES, CAMPS, AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCIES CHILDREN EXPLORE AND CHALLENGE THEIR OWN CREATIVITY AND BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS RECEIVE AN INTRODUCTORY EDUCATION REGARDING ALL ASPECTS OF THEATRE ARTS.   
MAINSTAGE SEASON PERFORMANCES:EMERALD CITY THEATRE PRODUCES A MAINSTAGE SEASON OF SHOWS AT THE APOLLO THEATER IN LINCOLN PARK, ONE TO THREE SHOWS PER SEASON AT THE BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE IN WATER TOWER PLACE (BROADWAY IN CHICAGO) AND ONE SHOW FOR CHILDREN AGED 0-5 IN OUR STOREFRONT SPACE, THE LITTLE THEATRE. ALL SHOWS INCLUDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS TO MEET CHARACTERS AFTER EACH PERFORMANCE.
Program expenses $746,896.00   
Program revenue $822,725.00   
Program description MAINSTAGE SEASON PERFORMANCES:EMERALD CITY THEATRE PRODUCES A MAINSTAGE SEASON OF SHOWS AT THE APOLLO THEATER IN LINCOLN PARK, ONE TO THREE SHOWS PER SEASON AT THE BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE IN WATER TOWER PLACE (BROADWAY IN CHICAGO) AND ONE SHOW FOR CHILDREN AGED 0-5 IN OUR STOREFRONT SPACE, THE LITTLE THEATRE. ALL SHOWS INCLUDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS TO MEET CHARACTERS AFTER EACH PERFORMANCE.   
STUDENT MATINEES:EMERALD CITY THEATRE OFFERS HEAVILY DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO SCHOOL-GROUPS FOR EACH SHOW PER SEASON. CAST MEMBERS TAKE PART IN A QUESTION/ANSWER SESSION FACILITATED BY AN EDUCATION STAFF MEMBER AFTER EACH PERFORMANCE.
Program expenses $209,966.00   
Program revenue $101,370.00   
Program description STUDENT MATINEES:EMERALD CITY THEATRE OFFERS HEAVILY DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO SCHOOL-GROUPS FOR EACH SHOW PER SEASON. CAST MEMBERS TAKE PART IN A QUESTION/ANSWER SESSION FACILITATED BY AN EDUCATION STAFF MEMBER AFTER EACH PERFORMANCE.   
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$2,390,192.00$1,935,854.00   
Revenue from contributions (total) $289,869.00   
Investment income, current yr $0.00   
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr $289,869.00   
Other revenue, current yr -$6,037.00   
Net unrelated business taxable revenue $0.00   
Program service revenue (total) $1,652,022.00   
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events $46,474.00   
Revenue from all other contributions $243,395.00   
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total) $1,616.00   
Net income from fundraising events -$25,970.00   
Net inventory sales (total) $18,317.00   
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all $2,117,484.00   
Total functional expenses: program service  $1,818,857.00   
Total functional expenses: management and general $163,272.00   
Total functional expenses: fundraising $135,355.00   
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total) $15,365.00   
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$205,324.00$201,190.00   
Total assets, beginning of year $235,936.00   
Total liabilities $483,782.00   
Total liabilities, beginning of year $336,898.00   
Pledges & accounts receivable, net $6,194.00   
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr -$282,592.00   
Net assets -$282,592.00   
Net assets, beginning of year -$100,962.00   
Other liabilities $0.00   
Other assets $20,000.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing $20,806.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year $7,263.00   
Loans and other payables to key persons $58,639.00   
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses -$181,630.00   
Advertising (total) $139,538.00   
Accounts receivable, net $23,029.00   
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges $38,157.00   
Accounts payable & accrued expenses $135,644.00   
Deferred revenue $89,499.00   
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties $200,000.00   
Total net assets or fund balances -$282,592.00   
Depreciation, depletion, amortization $20,223.00   
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members 21   
Number of independent voting members 20   
Financial sheets were audited True   
Relationships among key personnel True   
Accrual accounting True   
Tax year start date 2015-09-01   
Tax year end date2017-08-012016-08-012015-08-012014-08-012013-08-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Outstanding loan to key person or disqualified person True   
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF 990   
IRS schema version 2015v3.0   
Filing identifier 201741959349300414   
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