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AMERICAN CABARET THEATRE INC

aka The Cabaret   |   Indianapolis, IN   |  www.thecabaret.org
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AMERICAN CABARET THEATRE INC

EIN: 31-1225154


Mission

The Cabaret is a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating and promoting the cabaret art form by entertaining, educating and engaging audiences and artists through world-class performance.

Ruling year info

1988

Artistic Director & CEO

Mrs. Shannon Forsell

Main address

924 N. Pennsylvania Suite B

Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA

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EIN

31-1225154

Subject area info

Theater

Music

Performance art

Performing arts education

Performing arts

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Sexual identity

Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Artistic

The Cabaret presents the finest of national, international, and local cabaret performers in an intimate and sophisticated setting. Audience members experience cabaret performances within mere feet of the performers and have the opportunity to meet them following the show.
 
The Glick Philanthropies “Broadway at The Cabaret” Series is the core series for The Cabaret and includes
performances of the best of the best in Broadway stars’ solo cabaret acts. These performances are wildly popular, as demonstrated by the fact that the 2019 Winter/Spring Season sold past capacity at 109%, with several performances reaching standing room only.

The Christel DeHaan International Series celebrates world-class international cabaret artists and performances and the genre's commitment to questioning social mores through humor, storytelling, and wit.
      
Jazz at The Cabaret: Like cabaret, jazz melds histories, traditions, improvisation and experimentation in order to express the most fundamental conditions of the human experience.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

The Cabaret develops aspiring performers through a variety of intensive, meaningful experiences for older students, lifelong learners, and local performing artists. The Cabaret partners with universities, Indianapolis public high schools, and nonprofit arts organizations that are already working with aspiring artists to offer FREE adjunct opportunities to hone performance skills and prepare for performance careers.

Core offerings include:
Masterclasses with National Artists
Career Workshops with Industry Professionals
Pre Show Performance Spotlights / Student Showcases
Student Tickets/Show Experiences
Intensive Cabaret Courses
Incubator Cabarets
Arts Administration Internships
Artist in Residence Program

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

People's Choice Monumental Award (Interior Design) 2022

Indy Chamber

Affiliations & memberships

Indy Chamber People's Choice Monumental Award (Interior Design) 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Gender and sexual identity

Related Program

Artistic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Cabaret was shuttered from March 15, 2020 through June, 2021 due to the pandemic.

Total number of audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Adults, Young adults

Related Program

Artistic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Cabaret was shuttered from May 15, 2020 through June, 2021 due to the pandemic.

Hours arts space has been rented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Artistic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Adolescents

Related Program

Education and Artist Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*The Cabaret's educational offerings are not limited to classes. Therefore, the number/metric represents the number of educational activities offered.

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

See Cabaret Strategic Plan Document

See Cabaret Strategic Plan Document

See Cabaret Strategic Plan Document

Strategic Plan / DEIA Strategic Plan progress is assessed annually. Progress can be found in the master document.


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

0.99

Average of 4.70 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.6

Average of 6.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7%

Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

AMERICAN CABARET THEATRE INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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AMERICAN CABARET THEATRE INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of AMERICAN CABARET THEATRE INC’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 $766,609 $12,781 $86,388 $282,135 $38,489
As % of expenses 68.1% 1.1% 10.6% 24.2% 2.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $630,240 -$162,692 -$89,974 $99,422 -$151,467
As % of expenses 49.9% -12.0% -9.1% 7.4% -9.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,052,782 $1,308,752 $983,123 $1,661,939 $1,114,824
Total revenue, % change over prior year -52.5% 24.3% -24.9% 69.0% -32.9%
Program services revenue 38.6% 39.1% 10.8% 36.8% 38.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.5% 6.7% 6.8% 11.1% -9.1%
Government grants 0.0% 2.6% 9.8% 25.4% 7.6%
All other grants and contributions 62.4% 51.5% 72.6% 26.4% 62.7%
Other revenue -1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,126,293 $1,176,694 $811,450 $1,166,420 $1,354,851
Total expenses, % change over prior year 27.0% 4.5% -31.0% 43.7% 16.2%
Personnel 29.9% 35.7% 46.8% 30.1% 30.6%
Professional fees 7.9% 5.8% 13.7% 10.8% 8.2%
Occupancy 10.1% 10.1% 14.6% 10.7% 9.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 52.1% 48.3% 24.9% 48.1% 51.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,262,662 $1,352,167 $987,812 $1,349,133 $1,544,807
One month of savings $93,858 $98,058 $67,621 $97,202 $112,904
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $897,807 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,254,327 $1,450,225 $1,055,433 $1,446,335 $1,657,711

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.6 4.6 9.4 7.9 6.6
Months of cash and investments 3.3 5.3 12.8 10.4 8.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.8 1.7 5.7 5.5 5.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $240,594 $447,568 $634,698 $764,468 $749,534
Investments $66,291 $75,988 $233,029 $244,754 $216,436
Receivables $99,713 $82,028 $24,127 $19,641 $24,203
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,433,687 $1,446,894 $1,467,954 $1,596,794 $1,592,455
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 10.7% 22.7% 34.4% 43.1% 54.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.1% 11.4% 17.1% 12.0% 33.4%
Unrestricted net assets $1,447,630 $1,284,938 $1,194,964 $1,294,386 $1,142,919
Temporarily restricted net assets $402,109 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $250,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $652,109 $771,386 $856,671 $1,070,055 $791,539
Total net assets $2,099,739 $2,056,324 $2,051,635 $2,364,441 $1,934,458

Key data checks

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

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Artistic Director & CEO

Mrs. Shannon Forsell

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

AMERICAN CABARET THEATRE INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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AMERICAN CABARET THEATRE INC

Board of directors
as of 02/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/28/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/28/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
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