Unexpected Productions Inc

Address
1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 981012034
Contact
Website: http://www.unexpectedproductions.org
Phone: +1 (206) 587-2414
Nonprofit
NTEE: A65 - Theater
EIN: 95-3969771

Mission

Unexpected Productions is dedicated to the art and spirit of improvisatoin. We engage and enlighten artists and audiences with improvisatoinal theater and spontaneous storytelling in all its forms. Our approach is professional, modern, innovative and intelligent, illuminating the humor and truth in our world
 20162015201420132009
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1993
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area7602
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$116,432.00$165,180.00$109,152.00  
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$116,432.00$114,710.00$109,152.00  
Number of employees14710  
Number of people compensated >$100k00   
Number of volunteers05025  
Number of highly compensated contractors00   
Personnel
Andress, Jody
Title Boardmember   
Name of key/compensated person Jody Andress   
Position of compensated person
Current officer True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.00   
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   
Dixon, Randy
TitleAristic DirectorAristic DirectorARISTIC DIRE  
Name of key/compensated personRandy DixonRandy DixonRANDY DIXON  
Position of compensated person
Current officer TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0030.00  
Reportable compensation from org$39,054.00$33,968.00$30,576.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Garland, Nathan
TitleSecretaryBoardmember   
Name of key/compensated personNathan GarlandNathan Garland   
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org0.000.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Hitt, Jay
TitleManaging DirectorManaging DirectorMANAGING DIR  
Name of key/compensated personJay HittJay HittJAY HITT  
Position of compensated person
Current officer True   
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$40,549.00$42,312.00$41,748.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Marx, Krystal
TitleBoardmember    
Name of key/compensated personKrystal Marx    
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.00    
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    
Pritchard, Andrew
TitleBoardmember    
Name of key/compensated personAndrew Pritchard    
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.00    
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    
Siden, Sheila
TitleVice PresidentBoard PresidentBOARD PRESID  
Name of key/compensated personSheila SidenSheila SidenSHEILA SIDEN  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.000.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Siegel, Hb
TitleBoardmemberBoardmember   
Name of key/compensated personHB Siegel HB SiegelHB Siegel HB Siegel   
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org0.000.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Whipple, Kent
TitleMarketing ManagerMarketing ManagerMARKETING MA  
Name of key/compensated personKent WhippleKent WhippleKENT WHIPPLE  
Position of compensated person
Current officer TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$36,829.00$38,430.00$36,828.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Wilson, Petra
TitleTreasurer    
Name of key/compensated personPetra Wilson    
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.00    
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    
Wirtel, Rebecca
TitlePresidentBoardmember   
Name of key/compensated personRebecca WirtelRebecca Wirtel   
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org0.000.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesUnexpected Productions is dedicated to the art and spirit of improvisation. We engage and enlighten artists and audiences with improvisational theater and spontaneous storytelling in all its forms. Our approach is professonal, modern, innovative and intelligent, illuminating the humor and truth in our world.Unexpected Productons is dedicated to the art and spirit of improvisation. We engage and enlighten artists and audiences with improvisational theater and spontaneous storytelling in all its forms. Our approach is professonal, modern, innovative and intelligent, illuminating the humor and truth in our world.UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS IS DEDICATED TO THE ART AND SPIRIT OF IMPROVISATOIN. WE ENGAGE AND ENLIGHTEN ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES WITH IMPROVISATOINAL THEATER AND SPONTANEOUS STORYTELLING IN ALL ITS FORMS. OUR APPROACH IS PROFESSIONAL, MODERN, INNOVATIVE AND INTELLIGENT, ILLUMINATING THE HUMOR AND TRUTH IN OUR WORLD  
Program service expenses, total$603,422.00$520,027.00$477,686.00  
Programs, including revenue & expenses
DURING 2014, UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS IN SUPPORT OF ITS MISSION THE COMPANY SUBSTANTIALLY EXPANDED ITS EDUCATION PROGRAM TOUTING A RECORD YEAR. DURING THE FISCAL YEAR, 78 DIFFERENT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS WER PRESENTED, ENGAGING 1013 INDIVIDUALS.
Program expenses  $168,050.00  
Program revenue  $176,975.00  
Program description  DURING 2014, UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS IN SUPPORT OF ITS MISSION THE COMPANY SUBSTANTIALLY EXPANDED ITS EDUCATION PROGRAM TOUTING A RECORD YEAR. DURING THE FISCAL YEAR, 78 DIFFERENT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS WER PRESENTED, ENGAGING 1013 INDIVIDUALS.  
In its mission to expand the art of improvisation and spontaneous storytelling Unexpected Productions nurtures and encourages collaboration among local and international improvisers while innovating the art form. In 2015, the company hosted the 17th year of the Seattle International Festival of Improvisation. 2015's participants traveled from Spain, France, Japan, Slovenia, Germany, Mexico, Holland, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, as well many local artists. This festival is so popular that other theaters in the cities throughout the world have modeled their own after this Seattle design; enlightenment with a global impact.
Program expenses  $54,395.00  
Program revenue  $60,677.00  
Program description  IN ITS MISSION TO EXPAND THE ART OF IMPROVISATION AND SPONTANEOUS STORYTELLING UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS NURTURES AND ENCOURAGES COLLABORATION AMONG LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPROVISERS WHILE INNOVATING THE ART FORM. IN 2014, THE COMPANY HOSTED THE 17TH YEAR OF THE SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF IMPROVISATION. 2014'S PARTICIPANTS TRAVELED FROM SPAIN, FRANCE, JAPAN, SLOVENIA, GERMANY, MEXICO, HOLLAND, CANADA, ITALY, BELGIUM, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AS WELL MANY LOCAL ARTISTS. THIS FESTIVAL IS SO POPULAR THAT OTHER THEATERS IN THE CITIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD HAVE MODELED THEIR OWN AFTER THIS SEATTLE DESIGN; ENLIGHTENMENT WITH A GLOBAL IMPACT.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$706,814.00$651,210.00$632,372.00  
Revenue from contributions (total)$16,564.00$30,344.00$5,386.00$11,260.00$9,548.00
Investment income, current yr$2,383.00$3,424.00$2,010.00  
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$16,564.00$30,344.00$5,386.00  
Total unrelated business revenue$2,383.00$0.00$0.00  
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$43.00   
Program service revenue (total)$687,867.00$617,442.00$624,976.00$567,640.00$346,563.00
Gross receipts$706,814.00$651,210.00$632,372.00  
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$2,658.00    
Contributions from related organizations $24,144.00   
Revenue from all other contributions$13,906.00$6,200.00$5,386.00  
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$2,383.00$3,424.00$2,010.00  
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$681,794.00$623,950.00$581,654.00  
Total functional expenses: program service $603,422.00$520,027.00$477,686.00  
Total functional expenses: management and general$15,414.00$25,351.00$9,956.00  
Total functional expenses: fundraising$62,958.00$78,572.00$94,012.00  
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$441.00    
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$315,151.00$311,099.00$240,336.00$189,732.00$90,880.00
Total assets, beginning of year$311,099.00$240,336.00$189,472.00  
Total liabilities$6,270.00$43,503.00$0.00$1,994.00$7,938.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$43,503.00$0.00$1,734.00  
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$308,881.00$267,596.00$240,336.00  
Net assets$308,881.00$267,596.00$240,336.00  
Net assets, beginning of year$267,596.00$240,336.00$187,738.00  
Investments: other securities$56,466.00    
Investments: publicly traded securities $54,524.00$55,064.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$84,568.00$53,873.00$65,908.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$53,873.00$65,908.00$56,318.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$25,020.00$27,260.00$50,718.00  
Advertising (total)$16,597.00$19,623.00$23,210.00  
Savings & temp cash investment$151,019.00$185,924.00$100,754.00  
Accounts receivable, net$323.00$0.00   
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$6,270.00$43,503.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$308,881.00$267,596.00$240,336.00  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$11,893.00$1,832.00   
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members101010  
Number of independent voting members777  
Cash accountingTrueTrueTrue  
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-01  
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012009-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990  
Date e-filing submitted2017-11-222016-08-162015-08-11  
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.0  
Filing identifier201742789349301374201640429349302509201541059349301099  
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