Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,550
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Merely Players Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
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
$4,550
Other Funds Leveraged
$49,300
Direct expenses
$53,850
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide a high quality theatre experience to area senior citizens, as participants and audience members, and to recruit new volunteers.The cast and crew members involved in the production will be given an online survey to evaluate their experience working on the show and determine if they will continue as a volunteer with Merely Players in the future. An audience survey will also be conducted.

Measurable Outcome(s)

They provided a high quality theatre experience to area senior citizens, as participants and audience members; and recruited new volunteers.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Darren Wacker, Michael Rath, Sherm Rupe, David Peterson, Cindy Johannsen, Ceara Dowell, Chris Goebel, Kim Treat, Yvonne Jacobs
Project Overview
Merely Players Community Theatre
Project Details
They will present their 2011-12 season featuring the original senior music revue, "Golden Guys and Gals Holiday Notes."
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
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens' Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No