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Proud Theater Sun Prairie Presents: Dial It Up!
April 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until April 28, 2018
* Is LGBTQ hosted
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
April 27 & 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sun Prairie United Methodist Church
702 North Street, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – Thursday, March 29, 2018 — Art & Soul Innovations proudly presents Proud Theater Sun Prairie in ‘Dial It Up!’, the latest theatrical production from Sun Prairie’s very own youth-driven Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Queer/Questioning and Allied theater troupe. ‘Dial It Up!’ promises an explosive evening of original theater, spoken word, poetry, and other surprises, written by and starring youth from in and around the Sun Prairie area.
Proud Theater-Sun Prairie uses theater and the theater arts to explore the complex and often difficult lives of the youth it serves. The innovative programming encourages youth to share their own stories through the creation of original theatrical works, which they actively present to the community at large throughout the school year. This year’s production tackles many of the issues affecting young people today and does so with humor, heart and honesty. Sometimes outrageous, sometimes profound, the youth share their voices with the community in a no-holds barred and uncensored way. This year the youth take a look at anxiety, gender identity, transphobia, relationships, micro-aggressions, bullying, and the world at large.
The show runs April 27 and 28, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. at the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, 702 North Street, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The run-time of the show is 75 minutes and will be followed by a talk-back with the members of the Sun Prairie Troupe. Doors for ‘Dial It Up!’ open at 7 p.m., and tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students with I.D. Reservations for the show can be made by writing to email@example.com. All proceeds from the show go to support Proud Theater Sun Prairie.
Proud Theater was originally founded in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1999, and works with youth ages 13 to 19 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or who are allied with the queer community at large (LGBTQ+). Proud Theater-Sun Prairie launched in the spring of 2015 as part of a grass-roots campaign to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ members of the Sun Prairie and surrounding communities. The Sun Prairie chapter joins other Wisconsin chapters located in Madison, Milwaukee, Wausau, and coming soon- Green Bay. Proud Theater has been honored with Fair Wisconsin’s Organization of the Year, Diverse and Resilient’s sustainability award, and has been recognized for their work around the state.
Proud Theater is a program of Art and Soul Innovations (artandsoulinnovations.org), and enjoys generous financial support from the Mukti Fund and the LaForce Family Foundation, as well as donations and in-kind support from many community members and organizations from around the state.
For more information on ‘Dial It Up!’ or Proud Theater Sun Prairie, please contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (608) 222-9086. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Proud Theater, PO Box 6306, Monona WI 53716, or via PayPal at www.proudtheater.org. Please indicate if you would like your donation to benefit a specific chapter of Proud Theater.
Proud Theater is an LGBTQ+ youth theater troupe designed to foster expression, empowerment, and self-esteem among youth who identify as LGBTQ,… who come from same-sex households, or who are allied with the LGBTQ+ community in support and understanding.
The Proud Theater Mission:
Changing the world through the power of theater and the theater arts, and making a positive difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ and allied youth through the tenets of art, heart, and activism!