Climb Theater

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Mille Lacs
Measurable Outcome(s)

Comments made by attendees included:

  • “Great to experience art that we are usually not able to see.”
  • “I thought the actors interacted very well with the kids.”
  • “Age appropriate in how they involved and interacted with the youngsters.  Good facial expressions.”
  • “This cultural activity went beyond my expectations.  The voices were great!”
  • “Interactive fun”
  • “Thank you for coming to our area!”
Project Overview

The Climb Theater presented either the play, Stubby the Elephant or Anansi the Spider, at 14 branch libraries, one link site and two outreach sites. A total of 697 children and adults attended the programs.

CLIMB Theatre, located in Inver Grove Heights (a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN), is a nationally recognized non-profit company that has provided programming to K-12 schools for 35 years. CLIMB’s theatre artists write, produce and present plays and drama classes on topics like bullying, self-control, respect, friendship, acceptance of differences, methamphetamine-use prevention, and the environment.

CLIMB’s work is not only entertaining, it is educational. Independent research done on our programs show that young people learn, and may change their thinking and even their behavior, because of us.

CLIMB’s mission is: to create and perform plays, classes, and other creative works that inspire and propel people - especially young people - toward actions that benefit themselves, each other, and the community.

Project Details

Climb Theater presentations were held from June through August of 2010.