Arts Tour Minnesota
ACHF Arts Access
At least 9,000 people in greater Minnesota communities will see public or school performances of Seedfolks and have opportunities to engage in related activities. CTC will evaluate this outcome through audience counts, participation in educational activities, and audience/partner surveys. 2: CTC will tour Seedfolks to nine Minnesota communities, building relationships for future touring. CTC will evaluate this outcome by assessing the degree to which the tour leads to additional touring opportunities throughout the state, for CTC, and for Minnesota artists.
A total of 6,708 people in greater Minnesota communities saw public or school performances of Seedfolks. A combination of audience counts from the venues and from the CTC stage manager. The latter created detailed performance reports after every show, which included reports on the audience talk-backs led by the performer. 2: CTC toured 'Seedfolks' to nine Minnesota communities, which were incorporated into a larger tour. This grant lead to other opportunities: 'Seedfolks' played in NYC at New Victory, and two venues in NE during the grant period. The New York City engagement, in particular, was a boon for CTC and for Sonja Parks.
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Arts Tour Minnesota
The Children's Theatre Company will tour its production of "Seedfolks" to nine greater Minnesota communities. Seedfolks will feature actress Sonja Parks portraying fourteen characters determined to build a garden in a vacant lot. The tour will inlcude performances and accompanying engagement activities in each community.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre
Sh? Bailey: Performer, writer, and creator of new work in theater, visual arts, and film; Steven Downing: Writer, retired arts administrator; Ann Erickson: Associate director, Minnesota Fringe Festival; Janis Lane-Ewart: Long-time arts administrator and consultant; development officer at KBEM Jazz88; Noelle Lawton: Executive director, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts; Kathleen McTavish: Composer and media artist; Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha: Freelance director, actor and theater educator