Proud Theater Sun Prairie is back in action with an exciting new opportunity for LGBTQI+ 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 2017-2018 season who identify as or who are allied with the LGBTQI+ community. Rehearsals are held at the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, 702 North Street, beginning Monday, September 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and run every week during the school year. Youth interested in being part of Proud Theater Sun Prairie need only show up to rehearsals before open enrollment ends on November 20, 2017.
Proud Theater Sun Prairie 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’. Founded as a chapter of the Proud Theater organization in 2015, the group is open to youth that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, Intersexed or who are allied with the queer community (LGBTQIA+).
Empowering and creative, Proud Theater Sun Prairie 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. The 2017 culminating performance is April 27 and 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church.