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Save the Date! Proud Theater is gearing up to celebrate 15 years with an anniversary extravaganza highlighting the best of their work over the years from all three existing Proud Theater chapters in the state of Wisconsin.
The show, 'Proud Theater: Anthology - Celebrating 15 years of Proud Theater', will open on December 5, 2014 and run for two nights at 730PM and a special Saturday afternoon matinee at 2pm on December 6. The event will be presented at the Overture Center, 201 State Street in Downtown Madison on December 5th and 6th, 2014. "It's been tough deciding which pieces from our 15 year history we wanted to bring back to the stage," Proud Theater Executive Director Brian Wild said in a recent statement.
"There are so many great works to choose from, and we're already receiving requests from fans and former Proud Theater members since we initially announced the anniversary show on Facebook and in our newsletter." In conjunction with the shows, present and former Proud Theater members and volunteers are being invited to the December 6th, 2PM matinee for a special alumni celebration, to be followed by a reception at the Overture center before the 730PM show that evening. Community supporters, activists and sponsors are also invited.
Proud Theater needs mentors! We've grown huge, and might be expanding into Sun Prairie as well - and we are going to need mentors!
If you're interested in becoming a mentor, or if you're interested in Volunteering for our wonderful group and helping sustain and launch other Proud Theaters around the state - now is the time to apply!
Write Info at proudtheater dot org for an application, and we'll send you one ASAP!
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Proud Theater Madison is currently enrolling young people for its 2014-2015 season. Rehearsals for the season are on Thursdays during the school year beginning at 530pm on September 11, 2014, and are held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1123 Vilas Ave in Madison.
To enroll, youth need only contact Proud Theater by phone at 608-222-9086, by e-mail (info at proudtheater dot org), or by simply showing up to a Thursday rehearsal. Enrollment ends after November 20, 2014.
A special 15th anniversary show, 'Proud Theater Anthology', will open December 5 and 6 - 2014, at the Overture Center in Madison, and will boast the best works of Proud Theater from the past 15 years and from all three current chapters of the group. Proud Theater Madison had traditionally rehearsed on Wednesdays for the past decade, but due to a number of unforeseen circumstances and a need for more space to accommodate the growth of the group, the troupe decided to move to a new night and location.
Also new to Proud Theater this year - Sol Kelley-Jones, one of the original founders of the organization and longtime mentor, becomes the new Artistic Director of the Madison Chapter as longtime Artistic Director Brian Wild plans to focus more on the duties of Executive Director of the organization. For more info on Proud Theater, contact Executive Director Brian Wild at info at proudtheater dot org, or call Proud Theater at 608-222-9086. Tax-deductible donations to the organization can be sent to: Proud Theater, PO Box 6306, Monona WI, 53716, or via PayPal on the right of this page.