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“I have been impressed with CLIMB's fun, engaging way of teaching first graders important lessons over the many years the actors have visited my classroom. Each year, when asked, ‘Should we invite CLIMB back?’ my response is always an enthusiastic ‘Yes!’”
--MJ Sagstetter, 1st Grade Teacher, Southview Elementary, Apple Valley, MN

What We Do

Effective Education. Exceptional Entertainment. CLIMB is a touring, educational theatre that brings our own original plays and classes directly to schools (and other agencies) across the Upper Midwest. Our programs are well researched and have high artistic and educational quality. Our most popular topics include:

  •  Bullying Prevention
  •  Empathy
  •  Acceptance of Differences
  •  Respect
  •  Cliques and Exclusion
  •  Self-Control
  •  Cyberbullying
  • Financial Literacy
New to CLIMB?  Check out how we can serve your school or organization!

CLIMB in the News

 CLIMB is thrilled to receive a Mission Award for its Anti-Racism Initiatives from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits.  More important than the award itself, CLIMB's anti-racism productions, A Deeper Look and Feeling History, have reached more than 20,000 people over the past two years.

CLIMB's new bullying prevention plays, Jays Away and Actors' Union Club, are a hit!  Teachers are calling the plays engaging, real, powerful, and relevant.  Learn more about how the Duluth Edison Charter Schools used CLIMB's plays to tackle bullying through these news stories on NNC Now and Fox News.

CLIMB's Bullying Prevention Interplays taught students at Bangor Elementary how to stand up against bullying!  Check out this story from WKBT News 8.  They featured CLIMB's program as part of their Compassion Spotlight Project.

Read about CLIMB’s original play One Kind Thing and the impact it had on the students of Northdale Middle School in this article from ABC Newspapers.

Check out how Feeling History:  African Americans' Reach For Equality made a difference on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

See what kids have to say about CLIMB's social skills play, Valentine's Day, in this article from the Superior Telegram.

Learn more about CLIMB's powerful acceptance of differences play, A Deeper Look, from this article in the Sun Focus.

Check out this story the ECM Post Review wrote about CLIMB’s Interplays.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

6415 Carmen Ave E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Outreach Department
Jessica Hassler
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Gaming Department
Laurie Gluesing
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Teaching Company
Lauren Diesch
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Performing Company
Buffy Sedlachek
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CLIMB Theatre