Shelia Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Laura Zabel Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts
Does art make a place more beautiful? Of course. Does art improv quality of life? You bet. Does art help us grapple with our own humanity? Sure. But what about the cold, hard monetary bottom line? Shelia Smith and Laura Zabel join us to talk about the economic impact that the arts have on communities large and small. By the end of the improv performance, everyone in the audience will be rich!
Doors at 6:00 - Show at 7:00
$12 ($10 in advance, with student ID, Fringe Button or for seniors)
What is the show?
Our interview based show is a powerful medium for exploring issues and bringing them to life using theater. All of the ideas and challenges brought up in this conversation serve as the inspiration for the improvised scenes to follow. The improvisers tasks are not to make light of the issues or mock the players involved. Instead, scenes make the previous conversation come to life with living, breathing characters in the situations described. It’s a show unlike any other.
WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE.