Proud Theater: Full Circle

By Proud Theater

Directed by Brian Wild - Artistic Director

Proud Theater Productions, in conjunction with Outreach, Inc., the LGBT Campus Center at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and The New Harvest Foundation presents ‘Proud Theater: Full Circle’, 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: Full Circle’ is also sponsored in part by a generous grant from the New Harvest Foundation.

As with 2005’s critically acclaimed ‘Proud Theater: R Evolution’, 2007’s ‘Proud Theater: Plugged in’, and 2008’s ‘Proud Theater: Loud and Clear’, ‘Proud Theater: Full Circle’ 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, family issues, gender identity and much, much more!

‘Proud Theater: Full Circle runs May 21, 22 and 23, 2009 - 7:30 PM and a special matinee on May 23, 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 May 1 at 11:30AM are 10 dollars each. They can be purchased by phone at (608) 265-2787(ARTS), by clicking ‘buy tickets’ online at, or at one of the campus arts ticketing locations at 800 Langdon St or at 821 University Ave. Phone orders have a $2.50 per ticket and Online orders have a $3.50 per ticket convenience charge.

Doors for ‘Proud Theater: Full Circle’ 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, or visit, or at

Tax-deductible donations to Proud Theater can be written out to Proud Theater and sent to Outreach at 600 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703-3588. Come join the fun with ‘Proud Theater: Full Circle’ and prepare yourselves for a wonderful evening of theatrical excitement - proud and queer - as only the talented youth of Proud Theater can offer!

Produced by Proud Theater at Fredric March Play Circle, University of Wisconsin Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St - Madison

Performances: May 21-23, 2009

Performance Times: May 21 and 22, 2009 – 7:30 PM May 23, 2009 – 2:30PM and 7:30 PM

Ticket Prices: $10

Call (608) 265-2787 for reservations or more information.

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