Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Merely Players Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$79,110
Direct expenses
$86,110
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increases.They will survey select audiences of each main stage production to determine if ticket prices are affordable and if this is their first Merely Players production. Additionally, ticket sales reports will be compared with last season to determine if there was an increase in audience members. The Theatre Manager will be responsible for creating, distributing and tabulating the results of the surveys and ticket sales reports.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who were able to participate in the arts increased.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Darren Wacker, Dave Peterson, Cindy Johannsen, Jane Laskey, Elaine Hardwick, Susan Danberry, Chris Goeble
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will present their 2013-2014 season of plays, including: Little Shop of HorrorsLe Sueur October 25-27 and November 1-3; "It’s a Wonderful Life - Live Radio Play" in December 2013; and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" in April 2014.
Project Manager
First Name
Noelle
Last Name
Lawton
Organization Name
Merely Players Community Theater
Street Address
523 S 2nd St PO Box 3637
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002
Phone
(507) 388-5483
Email
player@merelyplayers.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Nancy Goettl: adjunct faculty at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Sara Krassin: arts administration for ChildrenÆs Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St James City Manager, volunteer with Saint James Community Theater; Craig Nelson: business management and information technology; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Blue Earth Community Theater; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Lauren Shoemaker: Music Instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer on fair boards and community festivals; Stacey Watje: actor, singer, active member of Springfield Community Theatre; Gina Wenger: professor at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Nancy Goettl: adjunct faculty at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Sara Krassin: arts administration for ChildrenÆs Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St James City Manager, volunteer with Saint James Community Theater; Craig Nelson: business management and information technology; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Blue Earth Community Theater; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Lauren Shoemaker: Music Instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer on fair boards and community festivals; Stacey Watje: actor, singer, active member of Springfield Community Theatre; Gina Wenger: professor at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No