Proud Theater: 3D - in Stunning Queer-O-Rama!
By Proud Theater
Directed by Brian Wild, Artistic Director
Proud Theater is back and more 3D than ever – now in stunningly realistic Queer-O-Rama!
Proud Theater Productions, in conjunction with Outreach, Inc., the LGBT Campus Center at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and Art and Soul Innovations presents ‘Proud Theater: 3D – in Stunning Queer-O-Rama!’, a fun and exciting evening of theater, music, poetry and dance written by and starring the talented youth of Proud Theater, Madison’s very own LGBTQ youth theater troupe.
Proud Theater is an award-winning, exciting and innovative youth theater program designed to foster self-expression and self-empowerment for Madison-area youth ages 13 to 19 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ), or who are the sons or daughters of LGBTQ parents, or allies of the LGBTQ community at large.
Founded in 1999 by Sol Kelley-Jones and Callen Harty, Proud Theater’s mission is to change the world in a positive way through the power of theater, theater arts and heart, art and activism. The teens of Proud Theater collaboratively create theatrical pieces and original music through improv, group discussion and guidance from Proud Theater Artistic Director Brian Wild and prominent adult members of the Madison community.
Proud Theater is currently a program of Outreach, Inc – Madison’s LGBTQ resource center. “Proud Theater: 3D – in Stunning Queer-O-Rama!’ is also affiliated with Art and Soul Innovations of Madison.
As with 2005’s critically acclaimed ‘Proud Theater: R Evolution’, 2007’s ‘Proud Theater: Plugged in’, 2008’s ‘Proud Theater: Loud and Clear’, and 2009’s ‘Proud Theater: Full Circle’, ‘Proud Theater: 3D – in Stunning Queer-O-Rama!’ tackles many of today’s issues that affect youth 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 look at personal acceptance, harassment, family issues, gender identity and much, much more!
‘Proud Theater: 3D – in Stunning Queer-O-Rama’ runs May 20, 21 and 22, 2010 - 7:30 PM along with a special matinee on May 22, 2:30 PM in the Fredric March Play Circle inside the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street in Madison, Wisconsin. Tickets go on sale April 23 at 1130AM, and are 10 dollars each. They can be purchased by phone at (608) 265-2787(ARTS), by clicking ‘buy tickets’ online at www.uniontheater.wisc.edu, or at the Vilas Hall arts ticketing location at 821 University Ave. Phone orders have a $2.50 per ticket and Online orders have a $3.50 per ticket convenience charge. (Limited summer box office hours begin May 16th. Performance Nights please arrive early due to construction in area.)
Doors for ‘Proud Theater: 3D – in Stunning Queer-O-Rama!’ will open at 7:00 PM for the evening performances and 2:00 PM for the Matinee performance. For more info on the show, contact Proud Theater at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.proudtheater.com, or at www.uniontheater.wisc.edu.
Produced by Proud Theater at Fredric March Play Circle, University of Wisconsin Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St, Madison
Performances: May 20-22, 2010
Performance Times: May 20, 21 and 22, 2010 - 7:30 PM and a matinee on May 22, 2:30 PM
Ticket Prices: $10
Call 608-265-2787 for reservations or more information.