Anansi the Spider - 2010

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Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
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Project Overview

Climb Theatre engaged the audience in a program describing what a folktale is, where they originate and how to check out folktales from the library. Kids also participated in interactive games.

(CLIMB Theatre, located in Inver Grove Heights (a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN), is a nationally recognized non-profit company that has provided programming to K-12 schools for 35 years. CLIMB’s theatre artists write, produce and present plays and drama classes on topics like bullying, self-control, respect, friendship, acceptance of differences, methamphetamine-use prevention, and the environment.

CLIMB’s work is not only entertaining, it is educational. Independent research done on our programs show that young people learn, and may change their thinking and even their behavior, because of us.

CLIMB’s mission is: to create and perform plays, classes, and other creative works that inspire and propel young people toward actions that benefit themselves, each other, and the community.)

Project Details

Event Dates and Locations:
June 24, 2010 - 2 programs; one at 2:00 PM and one at 6:00 PM

89 people combined attended the programs. 61 children and 28 adults

Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, post-test;End user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status

Measurable Outcome(s)

Sponsors expecations were met in that Climb Theatre brought a live theatre experience to the children in Elbow Lake.  Expectations were exceeded in the educational nature of exploring the history and origin of folktales. (condition, knowledge)Written surveys, filed by both children and adults were very positive. (attitude)Simply costuming and sets encouraged many children to go home and put on plays of their own. (behavior)

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