We feel it is our obligation as a non-profit to be transparent about the way we spend and receive money. We run Kickshaw like a business with investors. It is our duty to report our financial performance and goals.
It is our mission to be fiscally responsible, therefore we selected our plays for our season based on the funds we have available, rather that picking plays and hoping we can raise enough money.
Our total budget for our last season was $41,277. If you have been involved in theatre in the past, you will understand how lean this budget is. We like to keep it that way. Our goal is to eventually have our own home, so every penny counts. Our viability is dependent on donor support.
Kickshaw supports Equity Actors
As you can see, 50% of our budget is for payroll. As an Equity theatre, we support our artists by providing a reasonable wage and benefits. This helps keep art alive and healthy in Ann Arbor. Please note that wages and benefits refers to people we employ in our productions. The Kickshaw staff are currently unpaid, volunteering their time and skills until Kickshaw increases their revenue. Kickshaw supporters are job creators!
In the 2018-19 season, we produced two shows. We began with our biggest show yet: Milvotchkee, Visconsin by Laura Jacqmin in Fall 2018. Our spring show in 2019 was The Ding Dongs (or What is the Penalty in Portugal?) by Brenda Withers.
A non-profit theatre is not able to produce plays on ticket revenue alone. A community of supporters is vital to keep the curtain going up for each play produced.
View our projected budget for the 2018-19 Season (pdf).
View our past financials to get more insight into how we operate.