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Proud Theater: Sky Full of Stars
May 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
*Is LGBTQ hosted
*Includes LGBTQ content
*May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Art & Soul Innovations, in collaboration with Edgewood College, presents ‘Proud Theater: Sky Full of Stars’ – an exciting evening of theater, music, spoken word, poetry and dance written by and starring the talented youth of Proud Theater Madison, the city’s premier Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Queer/Questioning and Allied youth theater troupe.
‘Proud Theater: Sky Full of Stars’ opens May 26, 2016, at the Diane Ballweg Theatre in the Stream Building at Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood College Drive in Madison, Wisconsin, and runs through May 28 with shows at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a special matinee showing on May 28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 and can purchased in advance at squareup.com/store/proud-
Proud Theater is an award-winning, exciting and innovative youth theater program whose mission is ‘to change the world through the power of theater and the theater arts, and to make a positive difference in the lives of LGBTQ and allied youth through the tenets of art, heart, and activism’. Founded in 1999, the group is open to youth ages 13 to 19 that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning or who are allied with the queer community (LGBTQA). Empowering and creative, Proud Theater encourages youth to share their own stories through the creation of original theatrical works which they then present to the community at large throughout the school year.
As with acclaimed shows ‘Crystal Queer’ (2014), ‘Anthology’, (2014), and ‘Fired Up!’ (2015), ‘Proud Theater: Sky Full of Stars’ 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 gender identity, racism, intersectionality, Transphobia, and the world at large.
Proud Theater is a program of Art and Soul Innovations (artandsoulinnovations.org), and enjoys generous financial support from the Mukti Fund, The Joan L. and Robert C. Gilkison Family Foundation, and Madison Gas and Electric, as well as additional support from many community organizations around the state.
For more info on Proud Theater or ‘Proud Theater: Sky Full of Stars!’ 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. If you wish to donate specifically to Proud Theater-Madison, please note this on your donation.