Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Greenville Chautauqua Society

  • Greenville, SC
  • greenvillechautauqua.org

Mission Statement

Greenville Chautauqua produces interactive educational theater performed by professional historical interpreters - part scholar and part actor. We take you on an Astonishing Journey into the Past, where historic figures like Thomas Jefferson or Rosa Parks appear on stage. And the audience can even question them about their lives! It's intriguing to talk back to historical figures; and everyone agrees, "The audience questions are the most exciting part of every show!" Since 1999 Greenville Chautauqua has brought together thousands of families to discuss the ideas, personalities and events that have shaped our heritage. They come to meet History in person: to laugh with Mark Twain - to dream with Martin Luther King, Jr. - to wonder with Rachel Carson. They leave with a deeper understanding of who Americans are.

In 2012-13 we produced 57 free events for an audience of 11,893. Our major event of the year is the June Chautauqua Festival. Nationally acclaimed historical interpreters perform for 25+ shows and events in Greater Greenville, Spartanburg and Asheville. Ten straight days, two full weekends of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Shows morning, noon and night. AND THEY'RE ALL FREE !

Greenville Chautauqua has been performing educational interactive historical theater continuously since 1999. It was chartered as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in 2003 in South Carolina. - EIN 26-0058066

Our Mission Greenville Chautauqua brings history to life, through interactive theater, where compelling discussion stimulates critical thinking. We celebrate the diversity of our culture through a variety of voices from the past. Because our history belongs to all of us, we are committed to keeping our events free, fun and accessible to the entire community. (Revisited February 22, 2013)

Our Vision A brighter future through an enlightened understanding of the past.

Our Values
• Education: We foster multi-generational, life-long learning. We promote the art of active reading and development of critical thinking skills.
• Authenticity: We engage the highest level of scholarship and underwrite original research.
• Diversity: We celebrate the impact that diversity has on our community and nation.
• Inclusion: We create a place, accessible to all, where everyone can come together to interact with their heritage.
• Dialogue: We encourage questioning and civil discussion of ideas.
• Collaboration: We initiate and cultivate collaboration with other organizations.
• Fun: We like to laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted. – Dr. Seuss

Main Programs

  1. Chautauqua Festival

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Service Areas

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South Carolina

Southeastern US

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

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Sally Potosky

Keywords

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Chautauqua History Historical Intepretation

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EIN

26-0058066

 Number

3038408595

Also Known As

Greenville Chautauqua

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Theater (A65)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

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Program 1

Chautauqua Festival

The mission is to increase the love of history by bringing it to life, to stimulate thought through compelling discussion, and to encourage multigenerational humanities education.

Category

Theater Festivals

Population(s) Served

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Budget

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Service Areas

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South Carolina

Southeastern US

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Principal Officer

Sally Potosky

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Steve Davis

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