Proud Theater Madison - 2022/2023 Season - Open Enrollment

By Brian Wild

Directed by Brian Wild, Executive Director

Proud Theater Madison - 2022/2023 Open Enrollment begins

Proud Theater Madison enrolling interested LGBTQI+ and allied youth between 13 and 18 years old for its upcoming 2022-2023 season.

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 9 p.m., beginning September 14, 2022.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago Street, Madison WI 53704.

How to join:
No auditions or experience required. Simply attend weekly rehearsals.

For more information: (608) 222-9086 or

Proud Theater Madison is back in action with an exciting new opportunity for LGBTQIA+ and allied youth between the ages of 13 and 18 to explore themselves and their identities through theater, music, dance, and spoken word in a safe, fun, welcoming, and supportive environment.

The organization will begin enrolling 13- to 18-year-old youth for their upcoming 2022-2023 season who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Rehearsals will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago Street, Madison, starting Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 5:30 - 9 p.m., and run every week during the school year. Youth interested in being part of Proud Theater need only show up to rehearsals before open enrollment ends on November 16, 2022. No audition or experience is required, and snacks will be served.

Founded in 1999, 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 LGBTQIA+ youth through the tenets of art, heart, and activism’. Empowering and creative, Proud Theater encourages youth to share their personal stories through the creation of original theatrical works, which they then present to the community at large throughout the school year. Traditionally, the group ends each season with a culminating showcase production.

There are three chapters of Proud Theater in Wisconsin, including Madison, Wausau, and Green Bay. COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed based on city, state, CDC, and national guidelines.

Proud Theater is a program of Art and Soul Innovations ( The upcoming 2022/2023 season is sponsored through generous financial support from the LaForce Family Foundation, the SPL Legacy Foundation, and from many community members, partnerships, and organizations around the state. Proud Theater Madison’s rehearsal space is being sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago Street, Madison.

Produced by Proud Theater at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago Street, Madison

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 9 p.m., September 14, 2022 - November 23, 2022

Performances: May 18-20, 2023

Performance Times: TBA

Free admission

For more info on Proud Theater Madison, contact or call the Proud Theater hotline at (608) 222-9086.

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Auditions will be held between the following days:


This is open enrollment for Proud Theater Madison. Any LGBTQIA+ youth or youth ally can join at any rehearsal up until November 23. No experience necessary, only a willingness to share stories and create theatrical works to show at the end of year production, currently scheduled for May 18-20, 2023.