Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Education
We are confident that this endeavor will pique the interest of young people ages 8-12 to participate as performers allowing participants to increase their knowledge, skills, attitudes and awareness of theater as a performing art and encourage them to continue participation well into the future. It is our hope that approximately 15-20 children will decide to take part.Participants will take part in a talk back circle that will allow them to verbally express their opinions regarding the event. A recorder will take down anecdotal evidence. Prior to the talk back circle participants will be asked to provide short answers to a survey delineating how the experience affected them. After compiling the surveys and looking at the results of the talk back circle, it is our hope that 60% of those responding will report an increase in new knowledge, skills, attitudes and awareness of theater and that 40% will participate in future theatrical productions.
26 children ages 8-12 took part in the camp. Three school-ages young adults served as interns. !00% of participant responded to our survey with increase in knowledge and also expressed interest in taking part in another theater camp or play. Participants did take part in three talk back circles and the responses were overwhelmingly positive. Parents were also polled and said the camp helped their child with theater activities such acting, singing and dancing and that their children had positive experiences and would participate in another camp if it were offered. The 75 audience members for the performance were enthusiastic and many expressed a desire to take part in future theater camps.
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