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Mark Cuddy | Artistic Director

Tom Parrish | Executive Director

Beth Dixon and Kenneth Tigar

Wade McCollum

Cary Donaldson and Kate Middleton

Geva Theatre Center is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to creating and producing professional theatre productions, programs, and services of a national standard. As Rochester’s flagship professional theatre, Geva Theatre Center is the most attended regional theatre in New York State, serving up to 160,000 patrons annually, including more than 16,000 students. Founded in 1972 by William Selden and Cynthia Mason Selden, Geva Theatre was originally housed in the Rochester Business Institute building on South Clinton Avenue. In 1982, Geva purchased and converted its current space – formerly the Naval Armory built in 1868 – and opened its new home in March 1985. As one of the country’s leading theatre companies and a member of the national League of Resident Theatres, Geva produces an eclectic repertoire from musicals to American and world classics, drawing upon the talents of the country’s top actors, directors, designers and writers who are shaping the American Theatre scene. Geva Theatre Center operates two venues – the 552-seat Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage and the 180-seat Ron & Donna Fielding Nextstage, home to Geva Comedy Improv and Geva’s New Play Development Programs. In addition, the Nextstage hosts visiting companies of both local and international renown. Geva also offers a wide variety of educational, outreach and literary programs throughout the building and in the community. An active member of the Rochester community, Geva offers a multitude of opportunities for our audience and community members to engage with live theatre and the country’s best artists. Since the breadth of Geva’s programming cannot be sustained on ticket sales alone, this contribution to the region’s cultural, social and economic vitality is recognized by grants and charitable contributions from federal, state and local government agencies, national and local foundations, and businesses and individuals from throughout the region.

2012-2013 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Sergio Esteban, Chair Terry Hartmann, Treasurer Helen Zamboni, Secretary Joanna Grosodonia, Chair of Development Committee Tim Shanahan, Chair of Investment Committee Kim Tenreiro, Chair of Education/Summer Curtain Call Committee Dawn Borgeest, Vice President at Large Stephanie Caffera, Vice President at Large Peter Messner, Past Chair

Bowman Wright and Davis Paul Eve

Skip Greer

Nicolette Hart, Leslie Henstock & Emily Stockdale

Megan Broomfield Theresa A. Conroy Suzanne Gouvernet Richard Gray Nancy D. Hessler Sanjay Hiranandani Rufus M. Judson Dawn F. Lipson Suzanne Nasipak-Chapman Susan Roberts Daniel Rundberg Jean Gordon Ryon Laura Sadowski Kelly Shea Sidney Sobel, M.D. Malcolm Spaull Samuel O. Tilton Jeff Valentine Dinah Gueldenpfennig Weisberg Deborah Wilson

www.GevaTheatre.org | (585) 232-Geva

www.GevaTheatre.org | (585) 232-Geva

75 Woodbury Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14607

75 Woodbury Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14607

ABOUT GEVA THEATRE CENTER

2011 - 2012 ANNUAL REPORT


ARTISTIC & LITERARY HIGHLIGHTS

n Extraordinary Acting Ensemble Achievements – pinpoint farce in Perfect Wedding, powerful family desperation in A Raisin in the Sun, and harmonic convergence in Company

Indelible Individual Performances – Wade McCollum’s sensual vampire in Dracula, Skip Greer’s reclusive draft evader in Superior Donuts, Kristen Mengelkoch’s frazzled bride in Company n

n Imaginative Design – indoor/outdoor beauty of On Golden Pond, cinematic storytelling of Dracula, technical wizardry of A Christmas Carol, and heightened realism of A Raisin in the Sun

During the 2011-2012 season, Geva developed the work of 34 writers through our Festival of New Theatre, Plays in Progress Series, and (with our partners at Writers & Books) the 2 Pages/2 Voices and Regional and Young Writers Showcases. Altogether, audiences for these new play events exceeded 1,600 people. Playwrights included: Julie Marie Myatt, Molly Smith Metzler, John Cariani, Samuel D. Hunter, Michael Hollinger, Lauren Gunderson and David Andreatta. n As an engagement activity connected with Superior Donuts, Geva collaborated with Writers & Books to co-produce a poetry reading featuring Rochester-area poets reading their own work and a poem from one of the ten African American poets included in the text of Superior Donuts. The local writers were: Reenah L. Golden, Chandra McKenzie, Arlette Miller-Smith, Vincent F.A. Golphin, Tokeya Graham, Grace Flores, Robert Ricks, Henry Ignacio Padrón-Morales, Steve Huff and Ralph Black. n

n Geva’s Summer Academy alumni appeared in productions across the country, with one former student returning home to play Belle in Geva’s A Christmas Carol. Among Academy alumni currently sharing their talents nationally are: n Kara Lindsay - on Broadway in Newsies, Geva’s A Christmas Carol n Chris Perfetti - performed in Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam at Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City (featured in American Theatre Magazine, February 2012) n Rachael Wallace - title role in national tour of Mary Poppins n Kyle Zingler - lead role in Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles’“Love” n Devised a successful new Student Matinee marketing plan fronted by artist driven educational e-blasts sharing ongoing artistic process. This resulted in a run of five sold-out and well-received performances of A Raisin in the Sun – over 2,700 students from nearly 60 schools. These schools represented a cross-section of the entire Greater Rochester educational community, including city, suburban and rural schools, private schools and homeschool groups. n The Stage Door Project: Design. Students from 12 schools researched and developed their own design concepts for A Raisin in the Sun within their respective design fields (scenic, light, costume or sound). Students concluded the experience by meeting with Robert O’Hara, the director of A Raisin in the Sun, and his design team who critiqued their design work and offered support and suggestions for their future development.

The Hornets’ Nest, a play reading series of contemporary plays on controversial topics, included three sold-out performances of Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session, Bruce Graham’s Coyote on a Fence, and Bob Clymans’ The Exceptionals. Each play reading was followed by a facilitated discussion with members of the audience and an expert panel of “instigators” who represent opposing perspectives. n

AWARDS

n The literary department provided dramaturgical context to artists and audiences alike for Geva’s seven Mainstage productions through research packets, interactive lobby displays, the creation of Geva’s new blog (Geva Journal - gevajournal.wordpress.com) and program articles.

The Democrat and Chronicle 2012 Rochester’s Choice Awards

Student Matinee

Best Theatre/Performance Company (11 consecutive years) n Best Live Entertainment Facility n

Rochester City Newspaper n n

Best Local Theatre Company Best Local Comedy Improv Group Summer Academy

Discovery Workshop Class

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

n The 2011-2012 Season saw seven major Geva productions in the Wilson Mainstage, plus an assortment of guest presentations in the Fielding Nextstage, including Colleen Moore in Late Nite Catechism and the inaugural Spring Subscription Series. Wilson Mainstage highlights included:


FIELDING NEXTSTAGE SEASON

On Golden Pond | By Ernest Thompson | Sep. 6 – Oct. 2, 2011 Dracula | By Steven Dietz, Adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker Oct.11 – Nov. 13, 2011 n A Christmas Carol | By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Mark Cuddy, Music & Lyrics by Gregg Coffin | Nov. 25 – Dec. 24, 2011 n Perfect Wedding | By Robin Hawdon | Jan. 10 – Feb. 12, 2012 n A Raisin in the Sun | By Lorraine Hansberry | Feb. 21 – Mar. 25, 2012 n Superior Donuts | By Tracy Letts | Apr. 3 – Apr. 29, 2012 n Company | Book by George Furth, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | May 9 – Jun. 10, 2012

n Late Night Catechism | By Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan Nov. 2 – Dec. 11, 2011 n I Got Sick Then I Got Better | Written and performed by Jenny Allen Mar. 7 – Mar. 11, 2012 n Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches By Tony Kushner (Method Machine, Producer) | Mar. 22 – Apr. 1, 2012 n Voices of the Spirits in my Soul | Written and performed by Nora Cole Apr. 12 – Apr. 15, 2012 n Two Jews Walk into a War… | By Seth Rozin | Apr. 27 – May 20, 2012

SUMMER SEASON

READINGS & FESTIVALS

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Girl Talk | By Louise Roche | Jul. 25 – Aug. 27, 2011 Avenue Q | Book by Jeff Whitty, Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx | Jun. 28 – Jul. 21, 2012

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The Tribute to Sir Elton John & Billy Joel

Performed by David James and Joel Mason | Jul. 27 – Aug. 11, 2012

Production and Attendance Number of Productions

15

Number of Public Readings and Events

64

Total Number of Performances and Events

474

Total Number of Tickets

137,429

Number of Subscribers

10,091

Subscriber Renewal Rate

84.8% Donor Statistics

Number of Individual Donors

1,480

Individual Donor Renewal Rate

74.0%

% of Subscriber Households Donating to the Annual Fund

17.3%

Education, Outreach and Engagement Number of Educational Programs

Total Student Participation

28 16,572

Student Matinee Attendance

7,448

Student Discount Tickets

3,156

Discovery Workshop Participants

2,600

Total Adult Participation Prologue Attendees

24,255

The Hornets’ Nest Festival of New Theatre Plays in Progress Regional Writers Showcase Young Writers Showcase

n Geva Theatre Center improved its operating results from an operating loss of ($704,753) in FY2011 to an operating loss of ($230,319) or 3.5% of functional expenses in FY2012.

For the first time since 2008, Geva achieved positive cash flow from operations in the amount of $107,348 for the year ended July 31, 2012, improving unrestricted working capital to ($1,327,281) or -2.3 months of operations.

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Total cash operating revenue, support and releases increased 5.7%, and total operating expenses decreased 2.4%.

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Much of the improvement was led by an 18.3% increase in unrestricted cash contributions, including a 20.7% increase in individual giving.

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n Total ticket income increased 2.9% to $4,391,601 in FY2012 from $4,268,715 in FY2011.

Geva is in the quiet phase of a capital and endowment campaign, which raised $1,766,719 in cash and pledges in FY2012.

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New contributions brought total endowment and quasi-endowment assets to $1,226,795 on July 31, 2012.

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Geva implemented $684,319 in improvements to property and equipment, namely masonry restoration, window and door replacement and refurbishment, and technology.

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20,570

Accessibility Services Attendance

197

Theatre Tour Attendance

600

Total Education and Outreach Participation

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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

SEASON AT A GLANCE BY THE NUMBERS

WILSON MAINSTAGE SEASON

40,827

Employment and Economic Impact Total Full-Time, Part-Time and Seasonal Employees Number of Volunteers Estimated Economic Impact

307 640 $10.7MM

Discovery Workshop Class


To obtain a copy of the complete audited financial statements, please call (585) 232-1366

FY2012 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION UNRESTRICTED

JULY 31, ASSETS Current Assets Cash and Cash Equivalents Accounts, Contributions and Grants Receivable, Net Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets

$ $ $

Total Current Assets Property and Equipment, Net Pledges Receivable, Net of Discounts and Allowances Investments Due To/From

TOTALS

PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED

2012

2011

751,485 849,615 -

$ $ $

38,093 -

$ 1,073,252 $ 2,790,840 $ 416,113 $ 73,567 $

$ 1,601,100 $ 642,815 $ 163,131 $ (84,772) $

$ $ $ $ $

38,093 94,513 647,551 11,205

$ 2,712,445 $ 2,790,840 737,328 $ $ 1,226,795 $

$ 1,681,633 $ 2,446,122 659,986 $ 951,662 $ $

Total Assets

$ 4,353,772

$ 2,322,274

$

791,362

$ 7,467,408

$ 5,739,403

LIABILITIES Current Liabilities Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses Defered Revenue, Net of Deferred Expense

$ $

522,202 1,878,331

$ $

-

$ $

-

$ $

$ $

$ 2,400,533 $ 729,622 $ 3,130,155 $ 1,223,617 $ 4,353,772

$ $

-

$ $

-

$ 2,400,533 $ 729,622 $ 3,130,155 $ 4,337,253 $ 7,467,408

Total Current Liabilities Long-Term Debt TOTAL LIABILITIES NET ASSETS TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

357,018 442,835 273,399

TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED

$ $ $

$ $ 2,322,274 $ 2,322,274

$ $

791,362

$

791,362

$ $ $

1,108,503 1,330,543 273,399

522,202 1,878,331

$ $ $

863,369 582,283 235,981

405,934 1,883,960

$ 2,289,894 $ $729,622 $ 3,019,516 $ 2,719,887 $ 5,739,403

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES UNRESTRICTED OPERATING ACTIVITY

FOR THE YEAR ENDED JULY 31, REVENUE AND SUPPORT Earned Revenue Contributions, grants and support Net Assets Released from Restriction

TOTALS

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED

$ $ $

4,940,033 $ 1,652,950 -

TOTAL REVENUE, SUPPORT AND RELEASES $ EXPENSES Program Services $ Management & General $ Fundraising $ TOTAL EXPENSES $ CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

(230,319) $ 635,571 $ 818,365 $ $ 1,223,617 $ $

Net Assets, Beginning of Year Net Assets, End of Year

$

6,592,983 $

$ 491,060 $ 201,344 $ 692,404 $

7,760 $ 1,069,437 $ (201,344) $ 875,853 $

5,858,575 $ 698,066 $ 266,661 $ 6,823,302 $

$ $ 56,833 $ 56,833 $

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FY2012 Operating Revenue Unrestricted Operating Revenue as % of Expenses Nextstage Season 5%

Summer Series 6% Other Earned Income (Gross) 8%

Mainstage Non-Subscription & Holiday Tickets 23%

Mainstage Subscriptions 30%

PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED

$ $ $

$ 336,261 $ $ 336,261 $ -

$ $ $

$ 875,853 $ 1,446,421 $

$ 336,261 $ 455,101 $

2,322,274 $

791,362 $

2012

2011

4,947,793 $ 3,549,708 $ $ 8,497,501 $

4,893,415 2,995,674 7,889,089

5,858,575 $ 698,066 $ 323,494 $ 6,880,135 $

5,944,095 751,517 357,945 7,053,557

1,617,366 $ 2,719,887 $

1,884,355

4,337,253 $

2,719,887

835,532

FY2012 Operating Expenses % of Unrestricted Operating Expenses

Government 3% Corporate 8%

Contributed Revenue 25%

Foundation 4%

Individuals 8% Events (Gross) 2% Structural Deficit 3%

Program (Artistic, Production, Education, Literary) 86%

Management & General 10% Fundraising 4%

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