Sod House Theater presents: Henrik Ibsen's 'An Enemy of the People': A bluegrass infused adaptation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
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Start Date
May 2018
End Date
July 2018
Activity Type
Fund Administration
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Sod House Theater of Minneapolis visited Hallock a few months before the production, to get to know the town and the people. They held a free general acting workshop, as well as an information session and call for actors, musicians, and volunteers to participate in the performance. They then created and performed a site-specific performance using locals for almost all of the production.

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Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2015 Chapter 2--S.F. No. 1, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 5
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We distributed evaluation forms after the final program. Due to the community centric nature of this production, we hoped that this program would both introduce patrons to a new art form and also help them connect with their community. We also hoped that patrons would have increased interest in theater and/or performance art. Lastly, we wanted them to enjoy the play!

Measurable Outcome(s)

81% of respondents said that this program introduced them to a new art form, and helped them feel connected to their community. 74% said that this program helped them to enjoy their library and community. 75% said that this program increased their interest in theater and/or performance art. 96% said that they would attend a similar program in the future. Public comments included, 'great way to involve the community- please- more!' and the librarian commented, 'Because of people seeing the production, people come in to the library wanting to research the author and the play. Lots of library traffic was generated from interest in a controversial play.'

Source of Additional Funds

Volunteers helped set up and clean up. The hall was provided free of charge and two local businesses donated gift certificates.

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Organization Name
Northwest Regional Library
Street Address
210 LaBree Avenue N. / PO Box 593
Thief River Falls
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1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266