Arts, Culture, and Humanities

CLIMB Theatre, Inc.

We Ignite, Engage, Challenge, Change.

aka CLIMB Theatre

Inver Grove Heights, MN


To inspire and propel people toward actions that benefit themselves, each other, and the community through plays, classes, and other collaborative works.

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Artistic Director and CEO

Anton C Jones

Main Address

6415 Carmen Avenue

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 USA


Theatre,youth,K-12,environment,bullying,diversity,respect,substance abuse prevention, methamphetamine





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Theater (A65)

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CLIMB Theatre Plays and Classes

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Goals CLIMB's goal is to reach an ever-growing number of children and youth, especially those who are underserved, with programming that is both educationally and artistically excellent. Educational Excellence: CLIMB's playwrights set educational objectives for each of our plays. These objectives work together to help us reach a single goal like: • Inspiring bystanders who witness bullying to say that they will take action to stop it • Having teenagers say that they will be more accepting of people who are different from themselves • Inspiring children to be responsible environmental stewards by practicing waste reduction, reuse and recycling and other conservation methods • Teaching financial literacy to K-12th Grades Surveys we conduct with students indicate that we are achieving our goals.

CLIMB writes, produces, and performs plays and classes that achieve educational objectives and artistic excellence. Most of these plays and classes are created topics in partnership with a wide variety of organizations. CLIMB's creative teams work with each partner to understand the company's needs and objectives and the logistics involved. Then, we apply our expertise as writers, directors, and actors to create and present programs that meet stated objectives. We often find that once a product is produced for a particular partner it has broad appeal and can be placed in our standard repertory.

DIVERSITY CLIMB hires a diverse staff so that we reflect the young people we serve. We are ethnically diverse and we also represent a wide range of socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, and age. COMMUNITY PARTNERS All of CLIMB's plays, classes and interplays address specific needs. Most often we don't decide what is needed. Educators and other community groups come to CLIMB asking us to address a particular need they have. Then, CLIMB's writers do extensive research and set the educational objectives that the new product must communicate in order to meet the need. The objectives we set for each play, class, or interplay work together to help us to meet a single need or outcome. We work with organizations such as: Allianz Life Insurance Scott County Environmental Benton County Environmental Sherburne County Environmental Hugh J. Andersen Foundation

Audience Evaluation: 99% of our audiences evaluate us using formats that differ from one another since the audiences themselves, the educational objectives set for each play and the circumstance of where and how the plays are performed vary. CLIMB is seeking to show an increased understanding of the learning objectives, engagement of students and teachers. We know we are making progress as teachers and parents rate our plays and classes on quality of learning objectives, entertainment levels, and how attentive students were.

Our work reaches over 350,000 young people a year! We've accomplished a lot, our next steps are finding ways to deliver our programming to High School and early College students as many programs are tailored to Middle school and below. Ensuring all people have skills to help them excel within the world is our goal. We hope to continue to do this with the older students through advanced financial literacy programs and consent programs just to name a few. CLIMB has been working with college capstone projects in order to give pre-professional students real world experiences working with a multifaceted organization.

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CLIMB Theatre, Inc.

Fiscal year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

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