Anoka County Library - Fractured Fairy Tale Workshops

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; End user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.Children will better understand fairy tales by reading, creating and performing their own fairy tales.They will learn the basics of acting and staging through theater games and improvisation

Project Overview

Anoka County Library in cooperation with the Lyric Arts Theater sponsored and presented "Fractured Fairy Tale" workshops in four of our county library buildings. The event was held on March 20, 2010 at Rum River Library and Johnsville Branch Library and on March 27, 2010 in Columbia Heights Public Library and Crooked Lake Branch Library.

Project Details

Total Programs/events held: 8 (4 workshops and final play)
Total Attendance:
* 56 children in workshops, and
* 71 family members at play performance.

Organizational Partner: Lyric Arts Theater

Lyric Arts Theater provided 4 three-hour drama workshops at Anoka County Library locations on the topic of fairy tales, including curriculum design, workshop instructor and ticket vouchers for students to their "Nick Tickle Fairy Tale Detective" production. Lyric Theater also provided promotional design and production of pieces to publicize this event.

Program dates and locations:
* March 20, 2010 - Rum River library
* March 20, 2010 - Johnsville Branch Library
* March 27, 2010 - Columbia Heights Public Library
* March 27, 2010 - Crooked Lake Branch Library

The children learned about staging a play. They participated in warmup activities, they did some improvisation and rehearsed a short play. The play was then presented to the families. 71 family members enjoyed the productions. Children got a chance to participate in a production and families got to enjoy their work. Attendees were then able to attend a live production at the Lyric Theater in the city of Anoka for free.