Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education
Bemidji Community Theater intends to provide opportunities for new people to pursue their interests in acting and stagecraft support activities and gain new skills in these areas. Bemidji Community Theater also intends to expand their audiences especially in the student and senior citizen populations by offering a production with multiple parts for young actors and by offering two Sunday Matinees with special invitations to senior citizen groups.Attendance numbers from ôOliverö will be compared with attendance numbers from previous shows. Surveys will be given out at the production asking audience members to identify their age group, whether it was their first time to attend a theatrical production, whether they would attend another by Bemidji Community Theater and if they have suggestions of plays or musicals they would like to see produced. Bemidji Community Theater will compile a list detailing of those participants new to Bemidji Community Theater how many were youth and how many were adults, as well as whether they were involved in acting, stagecraft activities, or both. Anecdotal information will also be gathered from participants on how their knowledge, skill, attitude or behaviors have changed or improved as a result of their experience in a Bemidji Community Theater production.
Almost all the grant monies were used to cover the coast of professionals. Without these professionals, who typically require payment for their work, we would be unable to provide a quality musical show. We were able to cast 37 actors ranging in age from
Other, local or private