Playwrights Arena in Los Angeles, California (CA)

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Playwrights Arena
Employer Identification Number (EIN)954539887
Name of OrganizationPlaywrights Arena
In Care of NameJon Lawrence Rivera
Address514 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-2304
ActivitiesCommunity theatrical group
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date09/1995
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2013
Assets$10,000 to $24,999
Income$25,000 to $99,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$11,086
Amount of Income$69,092
Form 990 Revenue Amount$69,092
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Arts, Culture and Humanities: Theater


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Amount of income in 2013: $69,092 (it was $402,978 in 2012)
This organization: 

 $69,092
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $213,388

Assets in 2013: $11,086 (it was $17,620 in 2012)
Playwrights Arena: 

 $11,086
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $114,571

Expenses in 2013: $77,331
This organization: 

 $77,331
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $213,311

Income to expenses ratio in 2013: 0.9
This organization: 

 0.9
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.0

Grants share in income in 2013: 59.1%
Playwrights Arena: 

 59.1%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 23.4%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2013

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
2010201120122013
Total revenue$84,812$46,407$69,092
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$61,995$46,407$40,809
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$22,817$0$28,283
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0
Gain/Loss from sale of assets other than inventory$0$0$0
Net income/loss from gaming and fundraising events$0$0$0$0
Gross profit/loss from sales of inventory$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0
Total expenses$72,742$58,453$77,331
Total net assets$12,454$408$11,086
Excess/Deficit for the year$12,070$-12,046$-8,239
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$384$12,454$17,619
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$1,706
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$11,086
Balance Sheets
2010201120122013
Total assets$12,454$408$17,620$11,086
Total liabilities$0$0$1$0
Net assets or fund balances$12,454$408$11,086
Other Information
2010201120122013
Did the organization engage in any significant activity not previously reported to the IRS?No
Were any significant changes made to the organizing or governing documents?No
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year from business activitiesNoNoYes
Has the organization filed a Form 990-T for the year?NoYes
Did the organization undergo a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or significant disposition of net assets during the year?No
Amount of political expenditures, direct or indirect$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Did the organization borrow from, or make any loans to, any officer, director, trustee, or key employee or were any such loans made in a prior year and still outstanding at the end of the tax year covered by this return?No
Total amount involved$0
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0$0$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0$0$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year, or did it engage in an excess benefit transaction in a prior year that has not been reported on any of its prior Forms 990 or 990-EZ?No
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?NoNo
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2013)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Number of organizations supported0
Sum of amounts of support$0
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2009 - 2013)
2009 - 2013 Total
Public support$109,918
Subtotal$109,918
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$109,918
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$0
Gross receipts from activities that are not an unrelated trade or business under section 513$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Less$0
Amounts received from disqualified persons$0
Amounts received from other than disqualified persons that exceed the greater of $5,000 or 1% of the total support$0
Total support$109,918
Public support$109,918
Subtotal$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$0
Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$0
Net income from unrelated business activities, whether or not the business is regularly carried on$0
Other income$0
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IdNameAddressStateEstablishedTotal Income
1Theatre West Inc3333 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068-1327CA1966-12$474,414
2Solvang TheaterfestPO BOX 917, Solvang, CA 93464-0917CA1981-08$449,485
3Tri-Valley Repertory TheatrePO BOX 1445, Pleasanton, CA 94566-0144CA1985-04$416,295
4Theatre Forty Inc17595 Harvard Ste C 139, Irvine, CA 92614-8516CA1966-11$281,357
5Stage 3 Theatre208 S Green St, Sonora, CA 95370-5061CA1997-10$238,610
6Santa Paula Theater Center Inc125 S 7th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2701CA1986-10$234,448
7Theatre PalisadesPO BOX 881, Pacific Plsds, CA 90272-0881CA1966-11$157,382
8Shakespeare Orange County19800 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612-2421CA1992-03$127,498
9Climate Theatre68 Sycamore St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1222CA1991-09$113,814
10Playwrights Arena514 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-2304CA1995-09$69,092
11Theatre Banshee3435 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505-2910CA1996-05$63,651
12Beverly Hills Theatre Guild704 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-3332CA1977-09$34,484
13Wild Card Productions Inc350 Bay St Ste 100, San Francisco, CA 94133-1998CA1987-09$10,610
14Actors Theatre Of Sonoma52 W 6th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6136CA1985-05$0
15Adrian Empire Incorporated, CarolingiaPO BOX 1510, Chino Hills, CA 91709-0051CA1999-02$0
16Adrian Empire Incorporated, Kingdom Of AlbionPO BOX 1510, Chino Hills, CA 91709-0051CA1999-02$0
17American Family Entertainment Group1636 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA 94949-4929CA1995-04$0
18American Image Theatre Company290 Moscow Street, San Francsico, CA 94112CA1996-08$0
19American National Theater & Academy WestPO BOX 1290, Beverly Hills, CA 90213-1290CA1960-07$0
20American River Theatre And Performing Arts Centre980 9th St Ste 1800, Sacramento, CA 95814-2738CA1996-08$0
Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alaska5
Alabama5
Arkansas2
Arizona14
California79
Colorado18
Connecticut14
District of Columbia2
Delaware2
Florida40
Georgia13
Iowa10
Idaho4
Illinois41
Indiana17
Kansas6
Kentucky6
Louisiana12
Massachusetts25
Maryland13
Maine10
Michigan21
Minnesota12
Missouri17
Mississippi4
Montana7
North Carolina15
North Dakota1
Nebraska7
New Hampshire6
New Jersey15
New Mexico6
New York105
Ohio25
Oklahoma7
Oregon10
Pennsylvania24
Rhode Island2
South Carolina7
South Dakota1
Tennessee16
Texas43
Utah5
Virginia21
Vermont9
Washington21
Wisconsin18
West Virginia5
Wyoming3
Total771

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