Mission: The specific purposes for which Theatre-Hikes is formed are for establishing and maintaining theatrical performances combined with hiking, offering an event that travels to various locations; and as most performing will be outdoors, Theatre-Hikes hopes to nurture in the public, a respect for the preservation of hiking trails and the local, city, county, state and national parks where these trails can be found. Theatre-Hikes will seek to involve diverse populations in its staff, board members, volunteers and audiences. It will have a strong commitment to use actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers. Theatre-Hikes will compensate all staff and actors who are not members of AEA.
Results: Performed at least 4 productions per year since 2002 at The Morton Arboretum, Pullman State Historic Site, North Park Village Nature Center, City of Blue Island, University of Chicago Rockefeller Chapel, Grant Park, Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center and more.
Target demographics: Families and individuals in the Chicago-land area who enjoy combining excersize, nature and entertainment in one enjoyable afternoon.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,708 people enjoy an afternoon outoors
Geographic areas served: Chicago-land
Programs: Resurrected: Grave Chicago Tales, written by Mike Manship, Music by David Kornfeld WORLD PREMIERE October 2014.