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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Call for Directors – StageQ Queer Shorts 2.1

Are you an experienced director who always looks forward to the challenge of directing, but dreads the time commitment of a full length play?  Have you always dreamed of directing, but have never been afforded the opportunity?  Well… have we got the opportunity for you! StageQ, Inc.  is seeking directors…

New Exhibition Opening “The Seven Strengths: Rhea Ewing”

Rhea Ewing

(MADISON, WI) Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) presents The Seven Strengths by Rhea Ewing, on view from November 5 though December 3. This new series of mixed-media works explores “seven concepts essential to [the artist’s] survival as a queer person in modern society.” In addition to the exhibition, Ewing will…

Overture Features First Silent Film Ever Shown in Capitol Theater in 1928

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center’s 2016/17 Duck Soup Cinema 30th Anniversary celebration continues with the showing of the first silent film to play in Capitol Theater when it opened in 1928, Her Wild Oat, with live Grand Barton organ accompaniment and vaudeville acts on Saturday, November 5 at 2 and…

Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, featuring women comedians, makes debut in Madison

MADISON, WI USA (October 25, 2016) — The Lady Laughs Comedy Festival is landing in Madison. The inaugural event will feature women comedians in performing arts including artists in Stand Up, Improv, Storytelling and Sketch. The festival will feature over 70 performers from all over the country and Canada. The…

Distinguished Local African-Americans to Lead Talkbacks for Detroit ’67

The Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass)’s production, Detroit ’67, by Dominique Morisseau is likely to raise a questions among audience members about the real events that inspired the play–five days of rioting that resulted in 43 dead, 1,189 injured, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed. The play takes place near…

2015 Report on Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the U.S. Released Today

NATIONAL—Today the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its report Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence in 2015. The report looks at the experiences of 1,976 survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) who reported to 17 NCAVP member organizations from 14 states across the country,…

UW-Madison’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) hosts its Annual Passing the Mic “Hip Hop Education in the Classroom and Beyond” from October 20-22

MADISON, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s award-winning Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), home of the First Wave Scholarship program, partners with the Wisconsin Book Festival to present the 12th Annual Passing the Mic (PTM) Festival. This year the theme of the festival is “Hip Hop Education in the…

Growing U.S. Majority Agrees: Transgender Americans Deserve Equal Treatment on the Job and in Public Accommodations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY– October 11, 2016 – A new national survey reveals that a growing number of Americans today believe that discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in workplaces and in public accommodations is wrong. The new survey informed respondents that federal…

Coming out is (still) a big deal: Happy National Coming Out Day!

Each October, institutions across the nation celebrate LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Week. National Coming Out Day, October 11, marks the anniversary of the 1987 LGBT March on Washington and gives communities the opportunity to recognize the vibrant, unique contributions of LGBTQ people in their lives. National Coming…

Register now for “Women’s Musical Lives” four week class

“Women’s Musical Lives” Taught by Jessica Courtier Women musicians and composers have contended with issues ranging from gendered expectations about professionalism to perceptions of their bodies’ physical capabilities to their claims of authority. We survey key themes that have shaped the careers of women in music, working across diverse times…

Milwaukee Gay Volleyball Association Upcoming Fall/Winter Season Begins Nov. 6

Registration for MGVA’s Upcoming Fall/Winter Season Is Now Open Last Day to Register is Sunday, Oct. 23; Season Starts Sunday, Nov. 6 Milwaukee Gay Volleyball Association’s (MGVA) upcoming Fall/Winter Season will begin Sunday, Nov. 6. Registration is open and will remain accessible through Sunday, Oct. 23. Registration is first-come, first-served, so…