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Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland, OH   |  https://www.cptonline.org/
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Cleveland Public Theatre

EIN: 34-1359225


Mission

TO RAISE CONSCIOUSNESS AND NURTURE COMPASSION THROUGH GROUNDBREAKING PERFORMANCES AND LIFE-CHANGING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Artistic Director

Raymond Bobgan

Main address

6415 Detroit Ave

Cleveland, OH 44102 USA

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EIN

34-1359225

Subject area info

Theater

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Our Season

We annually produce 6 to 9 productions in our season. We are committed to new, adventurous works that evoke our shared humanity, deepen understanding, and encourage civic dialogue. Much of our season focuses on our community, producing works by local artists and offering three new play development series. We have a track record of mounting world premiere plays – more than all professional theatres in Cleveland combined.

Our curatorial approach promotes unconventional programming and historically excluded voices. Year after year, we commit to representing onstage a multiplicity of artistic formats, voices, and subjects so that we produce theatre that is truly outside the norm in the what (styles), the how (the creative process), and the who (artists). We produce shows that speak to issues of social justice, cultural identity, race, gender, and sexual preference, to name a few. Most of our produced playwrights are BIPOC artists (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color).

Population(s) Served

CMHA CAN (formerly Brick City Theatre) takes place in partnership with Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) at community centers for children and families who live in public housing. Under the guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, young artists learn how to create and perform their own plays, dance, poetry, music, and visual art. These multidisciplinary performing arts activities improve academic skills, instill empathy and responsibility, build character, and enhance creative thinking. The students regularly perform at CMHA community centers as well as arts festivals throughout Cleveland.

Population(s) Served

CAN Academy is a free performing arts program for younger teens and youth from Cleveland and surrounding neighborhoods, held on-site at the theatre. Young artists engage in rigorous (and fun!) theatre training, learning acting fundamentals, script analysis, storytelling techniques, and play creation.

Population(s) Served

CPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) is a rigorous arts-based program that provides hands-on job training, engages youth from Cleveland families in a powerful learning experience that develops job skills, academic achievement, and interpersonal skills. As part of this eight-week summer program, youth ages 14-19 work together to create, produce, perform, and tour their own play. This program is the longest-running arts-based, workplace development program in Cleveland and is an international model for engaging youth. Since its beginning in 1994, STEP has received multiple awards and recognitions including those from the City of Cleveland, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Through STEP, teens see themselves as a positive and inspirational force, and watch as their work has an impact on the larger Cleveland community.

Population(s) Served

Y-Haven is a program for residents of Y-Haven, a YMCA center providing temporary housing and Substance Use Disorder Treatment to individuals who are homeless, re-entering the community from incarceration, and/or recovering from Opioid Use Disorder. The program teaches performing arts and technical aspects of theatre while addressing critical personal, interpersonal, and job-related skills through a comprehensive process. The program culminates in the performance and community-wide tour of an original play based on stories from the clients’ lives.

Population(s) Served

In the summer of 2013, Cleveland Public Theatre launched Teatro Público de Cleveland (TPC), a theatre ensemble of Latinx artists creating original stories in a mix of Spanish and English that can be understood by all, as well as interpreting scripted Spanish-language works. Teatro Público de Cleveland produces performances that preserve and promote the cultures of Cleveland Latinos for Spanish-speaking audiences and the broader public. The company started with a handful of budding artists – today, Teatro Público boasts over 30 ensemble members. The venture has been an incredible success, engaging the local Latinx community in the creation of multiple brand-new devised plays and scripted works and reaching over 8,000 audience members at 15 sold-out productions on our stages.

Population(s) Served

Through Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi, Arabic-speaking communities of Cleveland share vital, life-affirming stories celebrating family, dignity, and freedom of expression. These stories affirm a rich heritage and seek to move Cleveland to shed preconceptions and stereotypes and grow empathy and understanding. Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi is open to all people who share a heritage from Arabic-speaking cultures with an interest in theatre regardless of experience.

The ensemble’s productions are developed through CPT’s unique play creation method, which engages participants in storytelling workshops expressing their personal perspectives, family stories, and traditional narratives from their heritages. Through this collaboration, an original play is made. Plays are bi-lingual, presented in Arabic and English.

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes audiences, education program participants, artists, and volunteers that are directly engaged.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes $1,748,409 in grants, $416,134 raised from our annual benefit event, and $276,813 from individual and other donations.

Number of program sites

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Includes the CPT main campus, education program sites, community event sites, and tour performance sites.

Total number of performances

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This includes all performances of our professional productions as well as community performances.

Percent improvement in participation among youth program participants

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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Percent improvement in use of voice and body among youth program participants

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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Increasing

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Percent improvement in social-emotional learning among youth program participants

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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Increasing

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Percent improvement in literacy skills among youth program participants

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Increasing

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In all our work, we aim to amplify the voices of local and underrepresented artists, push beyond systemic ideas of excellence, and contribute to lasting social change.
Through our various programmatic offerings, we aim to accomplish the following additional goals:
-Engage community members from the local Latinx and Arabic-speaking communities.
-Improve accessibility by maintaining a pay-what-you-can approach to ticket pricing and by taking work beyond the theatre’s four walls and into the neighborhood.
-Promote empowerment, equity, excellence, and enthusiasm through our three education programs.

SEASON OF PLAYS: Cleveland Public Theatre attends to the curation of every season with a commitment to underrepresented stories, programming a majority of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) and women creators, and predominantly featuring local artists.

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT: In Summer 2013, we helped found Teatro Público de Cleveland with a handful of budding artists – today, TPC boasts over 30 members. The venture has been an incredible success, engaging local Latinx residents in the creation of multiple devised plays and scripted works, and reaching over 8,000 audience members at 15 productions on our stages to date. We adapted this model for Cleveland’s Arabic-speaking communities through the launch of Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi in 2018, with the long-term goal of creating a permanent ensemble like Teatro Público de Cleveland.

ACCESSABILITY: We apply a “Choose What You Pay” policy to every performance, and many of our community performances are free for all audiences.

NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS: Since 2005, Día de Muertos has taken place in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, and the event has been held at Cleveland Public Theatre since 2011. We also produce an annual community event, Station Hope. Staged in and around a historic Church that was a stop on the Underground Railroad, the festival features original pieces addressing some of the most important issues of our time.

EDUCATION: Our education programs engage children, teens, and formerly homeless individuals through meaningful, empowering artistic experiences and the opportunity to create and perform in their own productions. Now in its 24th year, our Cleveland Act Now program works with children and their families year-round at three public housing estates, as well as a free training Academy on our campus. Since 1994, our Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) has engaged teens from families defined as low-income to develop writing and critical thinking skills, build character, and create an original performance that tours to public parks throughout Greater Cleveland every summer. This year, we will celebrate the 24th anniversary of our Y-Haven Theatre Project, which works with formerly homeless adults recovering from substance abuse disorder, guiding constructive behaviors through the process of creating and touring a play based on their own lives.

Financials

Cleveland Public Theatre
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 Cleveland Public Theatre Audited Financial Statement 2022
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.92

Average of 2.35 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7.6

Average of 7.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

14%

Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Cleveland Public Theatre

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Cleveland Public Theatre’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$6,904 $330,378 -$12,113 $231,778 $20,716
As % of expenses -0.3% 15.0% -0.6% 14.2% 1.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$219,987 $94,443 -$234,753 $12,459 -$200,589
As % of expenses -9.5% 3.9% -11.0% 0.7% -8.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,478,063 $2,178,969 $1,422,959 $2,228,744 $2,592,918
Total revenue, % change over prior year 48.5% -12.1% -34.7% 56.6% 16.3%
Program services revenue 17.3% 18.5% 20.1% 2.6% 9.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.8% 1.8% 0.7% 2.7% 3.5%
Government grants 8.6% 40.0% 17.4% 27.9% 18.8%
All other grants and contributions 71.1% 39.6% 61.6% 65.9% 68.7%
Other revenue 1.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.9% -0.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,095,960 $2,205,692 $1,916,007 $1,629,847 $2,028,681
Total expenses, % change over prior year 8.4% 5.2% -13.1% -14.9% 24.5%
Personnel 48.7% 44.7% 53.3% 53.8% 58.4%
Professional fees 0.9% 1.2% 2.1% 3.0% 0.9%
Occupancy 9.4% 10.6% 9.7% 10.2% 8.9%
Interest 0.8% 0.7% 0.8% 0.9% 0.7%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 40.3% 42.7% 34.1% 32.1% 31.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,309,043 $2,441,627 $2,138,647 $1,849,166 $2,249,986
One month of savings $174,663 $183,808 $159,667 $135,821 $169,057
Debt principal payment $0 $11,444 $0 $5,189 $13,177
Fixed asset additions $0 $299,414 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,483,706 $2,936,293 $2,298,314 $1,990,176 $2,432,220

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.3 4.8 5.2 8.5 7.6
Months of cash and investments 10.8 9.4 10.3 16.0 12.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.8 1.8 3.2 4.8 3.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $919,457 $882,667 $823,792 $1,151,720 $1,291,525
Investments $972,264 $847,166 $813,819 $1,014,871 $794,545
Receivables $829,220 $817,918 $343,406 $640,969 $977,069
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $7,803,295 $8,106,284 $8,118,639 $8,198,613 $8,205,413
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 23.5% 25.5% 28.3% 30.7% 33.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.3% 8.2% 8.3% 8.9% 8.0%
Unrestricted net assets $5,946,005 $6,040,448 $5,805,695 $5,818,154 $5,617,565
Temporarily restricted net assets $2,203,187 $1,846,086 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $2,203,187 $1,846,086 $1,365,151 $1,933,321 $2,256,792
Total net assets $8,149,192 $7,886,534 $7,170,846 $7,751,475 $7,874,357

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

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Documents
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Executive Artistic Director

Raymond Bobgan

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Cleveland Public Theatre

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Cleveland Public Theatre

Board of directors
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Board chair

Philip Oliss

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Middle Eastern/North African

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