Proud Theater: Plugged In

By Proud Theater

Directed by Brian Wild - Artistic Director

Think the youth in America aren't plugged in to the world around them? Think again!!

Proud Theater Productions, in conjunction with Outreach, Inc. and The New Harvest Foundation presents "Proud Theater: Plugged In", 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 and the theater arts. 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 sponsored by Outreach, Inc., Madison's LGBTQ resource center. This year's show is also sponsored in part by a generous grant from the New Harvest Foundation.

As with 2005's critically acclaimed "Proud Theater: R Evolution", "Proud Theater: Plugged in" tackles many of today's issues that affect youth and does so with humor, heart and honesty as only the young adults of Proud Theater can do. 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 coming out, race issues, religion and much, much more!

Produced by Proud Theater, Outreach, Inc and The New Harvest Foundation in the Drury at the Bartell Theatre - 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison, Wisconsin

Performances: May 10-12, 2007

Performance Times: May 10th, 11th and 12th, 2007 - Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show begins at 7:30 PM each night. There will be a talk back after the show on Friday, May 11th.

Ticket Prices: Tickets are 10 dollars each, and may be purchased at the Bartell Theatre, from 9am until 4pm, Monday through Friday. Payment must be check or cash in the exact amount of purchase. Tickets may also be reserved for will call by calling 608-661-9696 - option #1, or can be purchased with credit card by calling 608-204-0280.

Doors for "Proud Theater: Unplugged" will open at 7:00 PM the night of each performance. All reserved/will call tickets must be picked up no later than 7:20 PM the night of the performance, or the tickets will be made available for sale. For more info on the show, contact Proud Theater at, or visit

For a limited time, high school students can purchase or reserve tickets for 8 dollars. Students must show their current student ID in order to purchase discounted tickets, or if reserved for will call must show a valid high school ID the night of the performance. Only one discount ticket per student. This special discount runs through April 25th, 4 PM at which time tickets will return to 10 dollars each for everyone. More info at

Call 608-661-9696, #1 for reservation for reservations or more information.

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