Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Walking Shadow Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
February 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To produce a work that captures larger societal ideas and themes; to explore issues of gender in relationships. Audience surveys; post-show discussions with audience; press response.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Post-show discussions tapped into the audience's excitement for the provocative subject matter; press response was encouraging.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michael Borchert, John Heimbuch, james Matheson, David Pisa, Amy Rummenie, Ashley Schweitzer, Ben Thietje, Carla Waldemar, Charleen Zimmer
Project Overview
An Ideal Husband
Project Details
Funding to produce and stage Oscar WildeÆs An Ideal Husband, a play about responsibility in love and government, with a special focus on exploring the scriptÆs provocative views on gender relations. Performances will take place at the Red Eye Theater in February 2012.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Walking Shadow Theatre Company
Street Address
820 E 36th St
Zip Code
(612) 375-0300
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Scott Chamberlain: Musician and arts administrator, One Voice Mixed Chorus; Ellen Draeger: Musician and arts administrator, Lutheran Music Program; Jennifer Ilse: Co-artistic director, OffLeash Area dance and theater company; Alecia Leonard: Community education administrator and youth programming specialist; Mike Mason: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts staff; Dawn Ridgway: Dance performer and educator and arts administrator; Becky Ten Brink: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra staff.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jill Anfang: City of Roseville assistant parks and recreation director; Heather Beal: free-lance architectural writer; Melissa Brechon: retired Carver County Library system director; Kathy Busch: realtor, Shakopee School Board member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits director of operations and human resources; Paul Creager: Gordon Parks High School teacher and administrator, Square Lake Film Festival director; Erika Eklund: Playwrights'Center director of external relations; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Community Theatre Managing Director; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake-Savage school district program specialist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy executive director; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation Project Manager; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Childrens Theatre Company director of institutional giving; Margaret Rog: free-lance grant writer and organizational development consultant; Beth Starbuck: retired consultant; Dameun Strange: free-lance musician and composer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law assistant director of Career and Professional Development.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed