Proud Theater

Milwaukee, Wisconsin –  Proud Theater Milwaukee is geared toward young people who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning+), come from families with LGBTQ+ parents or guardians, or who are allied with the LGBTQ+ community in general with an eye for social justice.

Rehearsals for both groups will be held on Saturdays during the school year at the LGBT Community Center 1110 North Market Street, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Proud Theater Milwaukee will meet from 11 am to 1:30 pm. To enroll, interested people need only contact the Proud Theater organization by phone at 608.222.9086, by e-mail (, or by simply showing up to one of the Saturday rehearsals.

Proud Theater – Milwaukee is designed for youth 13-18 years old, and is moving into its 4th season, having just completed its first-ever show, ‘Proud Theater – Milwaukee: Gay-ly Forward’ in August of 2016.

Founded in 1999, the Proud Theater organization is an award-winning, exciting, and innovative youth and young adult 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, the organization encourages young people 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 Milwaukee chapter is currently looking for local artists and community activists to become mentors and volunteers with the Milwaukee chapters. Training is provided. If interested, contact Proud Theater at for more information or an application. For more info on Proud Theater in the Milwaukee area, contact Proud Theater Executive Director Brian Wild at 608.222.9086.

Proud Theater-Milwaukee is partnered with the Milwaukee LGBT Community center and is a program of Art and Soul Innovations ( The organization enjoys generous financial support from the Mukti Fund (, the Joan L. and Robert C. Gilkison Family Foundation, and many community members and organizations from around the state. Contact Milwaukee Proud Theater by calling 414.745.6287 or e-mailing

Tax-deductible donations to the Proud Theater Milwaukee can be sent to Proud Theater, PO Box 6306, Monona WI, 53716, or via PayPal at When making donations, please indicate funds are for the Proud Theater Milwaukee Chapter, or the donation will go to the overall Proud Theater organization to support growth and development around the state of Wisconsin.


For LGBTQIA identified youth Ages 13-18
Saturdays from 11am – 1:30pm
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110 North Market Street, 2nd  Floor, Milwaukee