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“Imperfect Gentlemen” Performance Fundraiser for Proud Theater
August 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15
* Is LGBTQ hosted
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
August 25, 2018
Trinity United Methodist Church
1123 Vilas Avenue, Madison
Suggested donation of $15
Proud Theater, in conjunction with Trinity United Methodist Church, presents a benefit performance of “Imperfect Gentlemen,” a one-person show about how a family reacts when their father comes out as transgender.
The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1123 Vilas Avenue, in Madison, Wisconsin. Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $15. All proceeds will benefit Proud Theater.
“Imperfect Gentlemen” is a one person production created by Ben Moffat and Bradley Wayne Smith. All the characters in the production are performed by Moffat as he tells his family story regarding his father coming out as transgender in the early 1980s. The show explores how Moffat and different family members react to the change, the forces that shape our identities, and the plasticity and durability of personality.
Ben Moffat is a storyteller, actor, clown, puppeteer, stilt-walker and whatever else the job entails. He splits his time between Hawaii and Southwest Wisconsin where his ancestors settled in the 1830s. He has performed nationally and internationally on his own and with Monkey Waterfall, a dance-theatre company he co-founded in Hawaii. (www.benmoffat.com)
Bradley Wayne Smith lives in London with his wife Filipa Tomas. Their company, Single Shoe Productions combines visual storytelling, physical comedy and a love for the absurd to create theatrical experiences that challenge boundaries, break down walls and explore the connections that hold us together. (www.singleshoeproductions.com)
Proud Theater is a company dedicated to performing the stories of LGBTQIA youth. It provides a place of support and nurturing for its participants, while bringing the stories and experience of queer youth to life and performing them within the community. (www.proudtheater.org). They are a program of Art and Soul Innovations (artandsoulinnovations.org), and enjoy generous financial support from The LaForce Family Foundation and from many community organizations around the state. Trinity United Methodist Church hosts the organization throughout the rehearsal season.
The mission of Trinity United Methodist Church is to live out God’s hospitality by welcoming and loving all people. It is a home of spiritual renewal and a source for Christian transformation. (www.tumcmadison.com)
For more info on Proud Theater, contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Proud Theater at (608) 222-9086.
Tax-deductible donations to the organization can be sent to: Proud Theater, PO Box 6306, Monona WI 53716, or via PayPal at www.proudtheater.org.