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Ticket Vouchers: GRSF provided free admission to productions to increase com- munity connectedness and the well-being of local populations who are traditionally un- derrepresented in arts participation. Thanks to funding from the Winona Community Foundation, vouchers were distributed through Home and Community Options,
the Women’s Resource Center, and Winona Volunteer Services.
Rochester YMCA Classes: GRSF Teaching Artists worked with more than 175 students ages 5-18 for one week, covering material from rhetoric to stage combat. Old- er students attended GRSF’s performance of Julius Caesar, and younger students attended a specially created, abridged presentation of As You Like It.
Center Stage Leadership: GRSF collaborated with Winona State University’s College of Business, Adult and Continuing Education Department, and nationally recognized persuasive presentation specialist (and former acting company member) David Mann to create an innovative workshop which equips business and community leaders with the important presentation and entrepreneurial skills needed to support
a vibrant regional economy. Using Shake- speare’s rhetorical techniques, executives and managers developed their ability to in uence change, motivate teams, and represent their organizations with persuasive power. They learned how to communicate effectively and gained new skills to tell a story that in uences outcomes.

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