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Proud Theater, in collaboration with Art and Soul Innovations, Outreach LGBT Community Center, Trinity United Methodist Church, PFLAG-Madison, and the First United Methodist Church of Madison will be holding its first annual LGBTQ+ intergenerational conference on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, in Madison, Wisconsin, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members of the LGBTQ+ and Allied communities of all ages are encouraged to attend.
'Connections: Building LGBTQ+ Relationships', is a conference designed to bring together multiple generations of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities with the express purpose of building positive bonds between community members of all ages through interactive activities and creative sharing. A laid back day of fun and interactive activities, Connections is designed to bring people together on many different topics and will explore the intersectionality between LGBTQ+ generations, actively promoting mutual understanding and sharing between all who attend. Lunch and snacks will be served throughout the day to those that have pre-registered.
Registration for 'Connections' will begin on Monday, January 25, 2016, and can be downloaded here. Space is limited, and the event is asking for a suggested donation between $5 and $20 dollars. Ramp parking is available, however parking at the church is reserved for those special with mobility needs. Event organizers are also looking for additional volunteers to assist the day of the conference. If interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor, inquiries can be sent to the reservation email address.
Art & Soul Innovations, in collaboration with Edgewood College, presents 'Proud Theater: Fired Up!' - a fun and exciting evening of theater, music, spoken word, poetry and dance written by and starring the talented youth of Madison's premier Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Queer/Questioning and Allied youth theater troupe, Proud Theater. As with critically acclaimed shows 'Fearless Hearts' (2013), 'Crystal Queer' (2014) and their recent 15th anniversary show, 'Anthology', (2014) 'Proud Theater: Fired Up!' tackles many of the issues affecting youth today and does so with humor, heart and honesty.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Currently, Proud Theater has three chapters in the state of Wisconsin - Madison, Wausau, and Milwaukee. Three more chapters are in the works in Sun Prairie, Stevens Point and Kenosha, and a young adult version of the group, Proud Theater Beyond, started a pilot chapter in Madison June of 2014.
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.