Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
The classic “The King and I” will pique the interest of both youth and adults to participate as performers and technicians, 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. An increase in audience numbers will indicate a growing appreciation for musical theater in the community, especially among children.In survey form and in a talk back circle participants will have the opportunity to express how the experience has changed them, what new skills they have acquired, what they have learned, what their attitude toward the theatrical process is now that they have experienced it and whether they will consider being involved in another theater production. Results will indicate that 75% of the respondents will report an increase in knowledge, skill, attitude and awareness of theater and that 60% will show the desire to participate in a future theatrical production.
The cast of the “King and I” involved 9 new children and 7 new adults, as well as one new technician. Results of the cast survey and talk back circle revealed that 100% of the participants felt they had learned new skills and would consider being involved in another theater production. 95% said their attitude toward the theatrical process had changed and 90% said their awareness of the theater process had changed mostly in appreciation for the work put in behind the scenes. Approximately 100 people attended the Talk Back following the Sunday 12/15/13 production. They were especially interested in the internship program we offer in technical theater and wanted to know if it could be expanded to include directing or scenic design.
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