ACHF Arts Education
This activity will increase the quality of low-risk exposures (no cost to students, no time outside of school, 3-5 hours) to high quality theater for more than 140 students who live in an area that lacks informal opportunities to explore theater. 1) Student survey - interest in theater and the activity; 2) Student assessments - knowledge of drama and character motivations (content knowledge); 3) Event attendance.
Students gained a greater appreciation for the arts with a variety of active and highly engaging strategies. Active strategies also required students to explore character emotions, reactions, thoughts, and actions. See student survey for details.
Other, local or private
Shakespeare in the Schools - La Crescent 2017
Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; John Becker: art business owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Northland Words; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Lee Gundersheimer: former director of Great River Shakespeare Festival; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
John Becker: arts business owner; Julie Fakler: arts administrator; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer.