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2020 Youth Circus Season Support


Our Mission My Nose Turns Red (MNTR) is the only nonprofit organization in the Greater Cincinnati area dedicated to youth circus. Every year MNTR provides year-round training and performance opportunities for over 400 youth in the art of the one-ring circus and the theatrical clown. We believe that youth circus is a magical blend of theatre, movement, physical fitness, imagination and childlike wonder. Our instructors blend the ability to play with the precision of circus arts to create programs where youth learn teamwork and trust in a non-competitive environment. From beginners’ classes to advanced performance programs, MNTR provides a safe arena for young people to take risks and challenge themselves. Through the art of the theatrical clown and the one-ring circus, My Nose Turns Red cultivates a supportive environment that inspires youth to challenge themselves, develop essential life skills and engage audiences. History My Nose Turns Red was founded in 1984 when co-founders Jean St. John and Steve Roenker began touring as theatrical clowns Juice and Shootang, bringing their art form to thousands of children through school performances, workshops and residencies. In 1997, MNTR created a circus program designed to give youth the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of circus training and performing.


Annual Events Annual Circus Extravaganza April 2020 Students from all My Nose Turns Red programs across the region come together to take the stage to demonstrate their circus skills in the annual Youth Circus Extravaganza. The Youth Circus Extravaganza is the highlight of My Nose Turns Red’s circus season, bringing all students ages 7-18 together to perform on stage for audiences of over 700. The Extravaganza will feature the youth walking the tightwire, and balancing on rolling globes, rola bolas, and stilts. Expect to see some amazing diabolists (Chinese yo-yos) and hoopers.

Advanced Circus Camp Show August 2020 Advanced members of My Nose Turns Red participate in a two week intensive summer camp where they learn from visiting coaches from around the country. A master class for advanced students, the camp exposes them to skills,and techniques they won’t learn anywhere else. At the end of these two weeks they perform their newly learned skills on the german wheel, aerial silks, unicycles, and more for a crowd.

Participating with MNTR has proven to promote a work ethic and supplied the children with the valued experience of success.

— Mickey Shannon

Director of Recreation and

Special Events DCCH Center for Children & Families


Annual Events New! The Circus Fun Run September 2020 Our community loves to run. What better way to bring circus to the community than through The Circus Fun Run. At this family friendly event, runners and walkers will follow the 5k course around the beautiful Great Oaks Careers campus. Afterwards, we invite the community to learn circus skills through exciting interactive demonstrations, including juggling, hooping, plate balancing and more, led by MNTR students and staff. Just as a runner has to build their endurance to reach greater distances or speeds, our students must build endurance to reach their skills goals. Hydration stations set up throughout the course will prominently feature information about our sponsors. In addition, all sponsors will be featured on t-shirts, which are distributed to each registrant.

Circ-A-Thon December 2020 Circ-A-Thon features dozens of students from across the region working to reach the next level of achievement in their chosen circus arts. Whether it’s juggling 4 clubs instead of 3, self-mounting the unicycle, or walking across the tightwire without help, you’ll see student challenge themselves toward a self-determined goal which they will perform in front of over 150 parents and friends. The only thing more inspiring than the student effort on display is the support from other circus students as they cheer their friends on toward reading their goals.

My Nose Turns Red is a wonderful addition to our daughter’s life. She has developed physical strength, balance and poise, in addition to selfconfidence, all while having fun. Never one for team sports, becoming a member of the MNTR youth circus allows her to work both individually and in groups, without the focus on “winning” and “competition.

— Nancy C. Elder, MD, MSPH


2020 Season Support Levels Your yearly support is critical for advancing our mission of making circus available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Support us with the amount listed below and receive the following benefits:

$75 Business card size ad in event program

$150 1/4 page size ad in event program Up to 2 tickets to events for you or a family in need Logo recognition in event program & on back of Circus Fun Run t-shirt

$250 1/2 page size ad in event program Up to 4 tickets to events for you or a family in need Logo recognition in event program & on back of Circus Fun Run t-shirt

$500 1/2 page ad in event program Up to 6 tickets to events for you or a family in need Logo recognition on event materials, back of Circus Fun Run t-shirt, email newsletters, & logo linked to your company’s page on MNTR’s website Station on the Circus Fun Run course named after Company


$750 Full page ad in event program Up to 8 tickets to events for you or a family in need Logo recognition on event materials, back of Circus Fun Run t-shirt, email newsletters, & logo linked to your company’s page on MNTR’s website Station on the Circus Fun Run course named after Company

$1500

only two

Full page inside or back cover ad in event program Up to 10 tickets to events for you or a family in need Logo recognition on event materials, back of Circus Fun Run t-shirt, email newsletters, & logo linked to your company’s page on MNTR’s website Station on the Circus Fun Run course named after Company Onstage recognition at all events

$5000

only one

Full page ad in event program as Title Level Sponsor Up to 15 tickets to events for you or a family in need As Title Level Sponsor, promenient logo recognition on all event materials, back of Circus Fun Run t-shirt, email newsletters, & logo linked to your company’s page on MNTR’s website As Title Level Sponsor, a promenient station on the Circus Fun Run course named after Company Title Level Sponsor onstage recognition at all events Your Company mentioned in 12 NPR (WVXU) Radio Spots


Interested?

Want to learn More? Visit: http://www.mynoseturnsred.org/

or Contact Jean St. John Email: info@mynoseturnsred.org Phone: 859-581-7100 Payments are accepted via PayPal on http://www.mynoseturnsred.org/ under “Support Us - Donate” or via check to My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company, PO Box 14445, Cincinnati OH 45250.

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