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Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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The mission of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater is to bring to life the plays of william Shakespeare and to present other great performances for audiences from all walks of life and from around the globe. The Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings to life ...
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Program areas at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's year-round season features as many as twenty productions and 650 performances, including plays, musicals, world premieres, multigenerational and community programming, and presentations from around the globe. Chicago Shakespeare's artistic program ranges from visceral interpretations of Shakespeare to modern plays and musicals, new work and unique site-specific, immersive theatrical events. Each season, the Theater collaborates with renowned international artists and companies; develops innovative new work; and partners with Chicago's schools, neighborhoods, and more than 600 community organizations across the city serving 225,000 audience members annually, with one in four under the age of eighteen. (see sch o)program service accomplishments: the company spearheaded Shakespeare 400 Chicago, celebrating Shakespeare's legacy in a citywide, yearlong international arts and culture festival, which engaged 1.1 million people. The Theater's nationally acclaimed arts-in-literacy programs support the work of english and drama teachers, and bring Shakespeare to life on stage for tens of thousands of their students each school year. Over the summer, the company tours a professional production of Shakespeare's work, free for all, to neighborhood parks across the city. In 2017 the Theater unveiled the yard at Chicago shakespeare-with its innovative design that has changed the shape of Theater architecture. Together with the jentes family courtyard Theater and the thoma Theater upstairs, the yard positions Chicago Shakespeare as the city's most versatile performing arts center. The Theater is committed to making its facility and performances accessible to all patrons, including those who are blind or have low vision, those who are deaf or have hearing loss, and those with mobility disabilities. Chicago Shakespeare offers american sign language duo-interpretation, open captioning, audio description, touch tours, and large-print and braille programs.

Who funds Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Chicago Community TrustGeneral Operating Support$1,170,144
Frankel Family FoundationGeneral Operations$255,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$213,592
...and 56 more grants received totalling $2,804,789

Personnel at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Criss HendersonExecutive Director$433,449
Deborah VandergriftGeneral Manager$131,245
E Brooke FlanaganManaging Director for Advancement and External Affairs$219,514
Linda OrellanaDirector of Finance , Secre$131,653
Christopher PlevinDirector of Production$116,174
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for Chicago Shakespeare Theater

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,917,787
Program services$6,440,222
Investment income and dividends$498,273
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$54
Net rental income$-118,506
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$31,117
Net income from fundraising events$-62,234
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$190,282
Miscellaneous revenues$127,963
Total revenues$16,024,958

Form 990s for Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-13990View PDF
2019-062020-09-18990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
2016-062017-07-26990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $1,170,144 from The Chicago Community Trust
July 5, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
November 6, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 29 new grant, including a grant for $255,000 from Frankel Family Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsPerforming arts centersTheatersCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
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General information
800 East Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 595-5619
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A65: Theater
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711110: Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
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