KWCM - Sophie & the Adventures of Ice Island

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Pioneer Public Television
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Project Overview

Sophie, which made its premiere at Morris in April 2011, tells the story of a young girl who always dreamed of being a superhero. She finally gets the chance when she is magically transported to Ice Island, where she befriends a group of animals—a sassy polar bear, some silly penguins, and a hyper-active lemming, among others—in order to stop the evil Dark Figure from melting the island. In light of Morris’s efforts to be a green campus, the Sophie set and costumes were made from recycled and repurposed materials, making the production into a wonderful adventure that will awe, amuse, and empower. It will make its television debut on April 22, 2012 at 4 p.m.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Production and broadcast of the one-hour program, tracking of web downloads, review by Community Advisory Board

Measurable Outcome(s)

This one-act original children's play was written by a Minnesota playwright. Pioneer produced this one-hour special in partnership with the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) media services department. The program aired in April, 2012.

Description of Funds
Salaries/Benefits $15,045; Contracted Services $12,000; Equipment $2950; Advertising $1000
Recipient Board Members
Chuck Myrbach, Craig Wilkening, Cindy Bigger, Carl Colwell, Dave Fleugel, Jim Thoreen, Mark Olson
Administered By
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200 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155