Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Northern Starz Theatre Company AKA Northern Starz Children's Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We hope to increase 20% in the number of community members attending the performance(s) over our 2017 production for the same program. 60% of the audience to leave the show knowing what personal actions they can take when they witness aggressive, bullying, and abusive behavior. All audience members will be counted and asked to participate in an online survey following the production. The actors will also be surveyed (pre and post production) to determine how their knowledge and communication skills on this topic were changed as they engaged in this project.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Activities Support

Project Details

Just Kidding, Just Fine, and Other Lies.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Northern Starz Theatre Company AKA Northern Starz Children's Theatre
Street Address
5300 Alpine Dr Ste 140
Zip Code
(612) 326-6158
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Osman Mohamed Ali: Founder and Executive Director; Lynne Bertalmio: Retired Director; Cristeta Boarini: freelance audio producer, journalist, writer, Tricia Heuring: Public Functionary Executive Director, Alejandra Iannone: Creative Co-Director, Wu Chen Khoo: Technical: Stage Technical Designer,Stage Director, Wendy Lane: Retired Human Resources Consultant, Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Donna Saul Millen: Events Director, Christal Moose: Manager, Adaobi Okolue: Executive Director, Andrea Sjogren: Adult and Youth Programs Coordinator, Deanna StandingCloud: Program and Community Network Director, Sara Wilson: Attorney.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Dan Peltzman: General Management and Administration, Organizational Development and Planning; Dawne Brown White: General Management and Administration, Fundraising, Organizational Development; Haley Cramer: Artistic, Finance, Organizational Development; Laura Leffler:, Artistic, Organizational Development, General Administration; Mai Vang: Organizational Development, General Administration, Community Education; Mike Alberti: General Administration, Education, Artistic; Nora Riemenschneider: General Administration, Youth Programming, Artistic; Sara Kleinsasser Tan: Organizational Development, Education, General Administration.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed