RAID! Attack on Stonewall

By Malissa Petterson

Directed by John Siewert

An original work, commissioned by StageQ; this fully immersive experience will transport audiences back to the Stonewall Inn on the night of the infamous raid. As the stories of Stonewall’s owners, patrons, and employees interweave and unfold, the raid that started the near-week-long riots places the audience between the people who could live as themselves within the confines of the ill-fated bar and the police sent to crush their spirits.

Produced by StageQ at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: April 19-27, 2019

Performance Times:
Fri, Apr 19 - 7:30pm
Sat, Apr 20 - 7:30pm
Sun, Apr 21 - 2:00pm

Wed, Apr 24 - 7:30pm
Thu, Apr 25 - 7:30pm
Fri, Apr 26 - 7:30pm
Sat, Apr 27 - 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: General Admission: $20 Seniors/Students: $15 Groups (10+): $15*
*For group ticket sales, call the Box Office at 608-661-9696

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 4th and 5th at 6:30pm at the Wil-Mar Community Center (Youth Room) at 953 Jenifer St, Madison, WI 53703.

JOHNNY SHADES: man, 20s-40s, the quintessential mafia boy.
DAWN HAMPTON: black woman, 20s-30s, fresh-faced and feminine. **This role has a brief
MARSHA P JOHNSON: black trans woman, 30s, smooth, lyrical speaker with a magnetic personality.
YVONNE RITTER: trans woman of color, 18, shy, optimistic.
JENNIFER HARDY: woman, 17, edgy, nervous, looking for love.
MARTIN BOYCE: man, 20s-30s, loud and fun, the life of the party.
KIKI: trans woman, 18-25, fighting the good fight, never backs down from a challenge.
INSPECTOR TATEM: man, 25-35, undercover police officer, talented liar.
UNDERCOVER POLICEWOMAN: woman, 25-35, used to being underestimated.
SHORT-HAIRED WOMAN: woman, 18-23, rough and tough.
SEYMOUR PINE: man, 30s-50s, special investigator, a hard-ass.
HOWARD SMITH: man, 20s-40s, reporter for the Village Voice, handle-bar mustache.
RAYMOND CASTRO: Latino man, 20s-30s, one of the rioters.

Other Chartacters:
Bartender 1
Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt
Bartender 2
Police officer 1
Police officer 2

Auditions will consist of reading from provided sides from the show. Actors may bring resumes and headshots, though not required. No prior acting experience required.