EIN 39-0946025

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee's rich diversity. The Theater plays a vital role in the cultural life of our region through: creating theatrical productions of the highest standard; providing an artistic home for a diverse company of Theater artisits; and providing a variety of educational programs for all ages.
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Program areas at Milwaukee Repertory Theater

The 2020/21 season was perhaps the most challenging in our entire 67-year history. As the covid-19 pandemic continued to ravage our community at the beginning of our fiscal year, we prioritized the safety and care of our people. New play development: the 2020/21 season was atypical for Milwaukee rep and the new play development department as our ability to produce and develop new work was greatly hindered by the covid-19 pandemic. We were, however, able to host two zoom workshops of a new musical one man titanic. Additionally, we were able to move forward on several commissions and works-in-progress with lloyd suh, eric simonson and gordon gano, idris goodwin, jon rua, and dael orlandersmith. We also virtually attended several new works festivals including the nnpn showcase of new plays, pacific playwrights festival, and the literary managers and dramaturgs of the americas conference.community engagement: the rep continued engagement with our mpact partners and other community organizations through our power & money series in conjunction with our productions, which explored the many ways that power and money inform our society as a whole. Conversations ranged from topics on redlining and racism in Milwaukee, to how art and literature boost a local economy. The engagement team worked collaboratively to find creative ways to amplify community voices through our conversation series.
Milwaukee rep's education & engagement programs during 2020/2021 included a pre-professional emerging professional residency program for actors, directors, and educators, virtual workshops and classes for adults and students and virtual outreach programs to area schools, online community dialogues, and neighborhood programming partnerships. We also have a professional training institute that allowed selected high school students to participate in master classes with professional artists. We provided over 150 free education programs throughout the year. We served 18 schools and organizations and had over 1,600 participants with virtual programming. We also provided access to a streaming version of a christmas carol, but were unable to track how many schools engaged in the production.

Who funds Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
United Performing Arts FundFinancial Support of Operations$1,529,414
Richard and Ethel Herzfeld FoundationMpact Initiative$130,000
The David Herro Charitable FoundationUnrestricted Contribution$100,000
...and 34 more grants received totalling $2,222,942

Personnel at Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Mark D WyssChief Financial Officer$79,827
Adam J. PeckPrincipal and Chief Information Officer$0
Gina PeterVice President, Development$0
William GucVice President and Controller$0
Michael G. CarterExecutive Vice President
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for Milwaukee Repertory Theater

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,356,595
Program services$160,301
Investment income and dividends$443,136
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$2,770
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,008,620
Net income from fundraising events$-18,263
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-3,515
Miscellaneous revenues$20,309
Total revenues$9,969,953

Form 990s for Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-14990View PDF
2019-062020-10-15990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-05-14990View PDF
2016-062017-11-21990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from The David Herro Charitable Foundation
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $1,529,414 from United Performing Arts Fund
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 25, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 23, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
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Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsTheatersCharities
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General information
108 E Wells St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Metro area
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
Milwaukee County, WI
Website URL
(414) 224-1761
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NTEE code, primary
A65: Theater
NAICS code, primary
711110: Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
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