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Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
April 2015
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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company will produce a top quality regional premiere that will be attended by a diverse audience. The production will foster thought on personal identity and how one's cultural background affects identity in contemporary society. Audience members will feel enlightened about the lives and identity of some of the most accomplished Americans today.Success at achieving outcomes will be assessed by evaluating information obtained from phone ticket purchases, audience surveys, and media reviews. Feedback from audiences provided through unsolicited emails, notes, phone messages, in surveys, and verbally at performances and programming activities will further provide information to enable evaluation of anticipated outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We believe that we reached our intended community and that our outreach efforts resulted in community diversity. As we'd hoped, audiences were aged teens through seniors, and from different areas geographically and from different backgrounds. Artists ranged from seasoned actors/singers/dancers as well as a college student who was in the performing ensemble of 4, experienced and well-respected director and designers as well as a high-school student who was a part of the production team with an internship in lighting.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Evan Binkley, Barbara Brooks, John Feldman, Nancy Fushan, Pat Harris, Jimmy Levine, Rebecca Shavit-Lonstein, Mary Pickard, Linda Platt, Jim Proman, Honorable James Rosenbaum, Laura Schindelman
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for the regional premiere of Stars of David, a new musical in which 30 of the most accomplished Jewish Americans talk about their heritage, personal experiences, and the role cultural identity has played in their lives. Twelve performances will take place at the Hillcrest Recreation Center in St Paul in February and March 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
Street Address
PO Box 16155
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 647-4315
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Jill Anfang: Roseville Parks and Recreation Program Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor, Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Independent School District 112 Community Education; Anthony Galloway: Actor, Storyteller, West Metro Education Program; Jamil Jude: Theatre Artist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janice Johnson: Marketing, Organizational Development, Education; Scott Chamberlain: Administration; Christina Dahlheimer: Artistic; Andrea Lubov: Artistic, Administration; Kristin Cooper: Fundraising, Artistic, Administration, Web Design; Hilary Smith: Fundraising, Administration, Marketing; Emily Cole Jones: Fundraising, Artistic, Administration; DA Bullock: Artistic, Marketing.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed