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Performing Arts & Community Engagement

Authentic Theatre Ensemble is bringing diverse theatrical traditions to Central Wisconsin along with arts driven community engagement and education. 

Authentic Theatre Ensemble, or THE Theatre, is a repertory company committed to social awareness and the role theatre can play in opening dialog within a community. We strongly support LGBTQ and BLM, and all alternative communities willing to speak out. We work to highlight the positive role diversity plays in Central Wisconsin. Audiences can trust that THE Theatre events and performances are founded in empowerment and authenticity. 

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We know you want to liven up

Central Wisconsin and that's what

we're here to do. 

Follow us to be a part of it all! 

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  • Watching Rocky Horror is a raucous, very "adult," Queer-positive experience. 

  • It's interactive! You holler at the stage and the actors holler at you.

  • 18 and older only. 

  • Come dressed as your favorite character from the movie, but most importantly in what makes you feel great, or just as you are.

  • Minimal props are welcome but please keep quantities small. 
    (No loose glitter!) 

  • It's adults-only entertainment.

  • We will have open seating. You get to choose who to sit with and where to sit.

  • MASKS ARE MANDATORY for audience members. All performers are vaccinated. 

  • This is just for adults, did I mention that? 

  •  We are here to have a great time, join the cult fandom!

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Community Engagement


Stevens Point PRIDE 2021


THANK YOU for making Point PRIDE 2021 a huge success celebrating our LGBTQA+ community members!


THE Theatre proudly represents Arts Organizations on the Stevens Point PRIDE Festival Exec Team. 

Artistic Director, Martha Bawara designed the stage and managed the day's entertainment! 

Interested in being a part of this wonderful event next year? Contact us! 


Authentic Theatre Ensemble is committed to bringing free arts series to our community such as our

 Farmhouse Concert Series 
Live streaming evenings of music from
a barnyard near you.

Past performances include: 

Jumpin' to the 1940's and 50's

Groovin' to the 60's 

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Emancipation Reflection Project

2020 brought Black Lives to national attention. THE Theatre proudly supports the BLM Movement and seeks to offer the Central Wisconsin community insight to the issues the movement represents. 
Debuting over the July 4th weekend, we offered our local citizens the opportunity to reflect about what Emancipation means for present day BIPOC communities.

In partnership with local businesses, UWSP, and Alice's Garden Co-op out of Milwaukee,
THE Theatre encouraged community members to find an outdoor space to enjoy while reflecting on questions and statements by Black Americans.  

"Seek first to understand rather than be understood."

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Original Content

Zoom Newsroom

WURStv, the most watched public access news program in the country, has no choice but to broadcast over Zoom during the pandemic. 

Watch full episodes on Youtube

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We currently offer classes in partnership with MidState Technical College, look through the course listings! 

Drama and Drinks; Theatre History: A series focusing on World Traditions of theatre genres, with libations! Join all four topics or drop in for just a few. Topics Include:
Commedia Dell'Arte- Comedy's core

Ancient Indian Sanskrit Theatre- Rasa magic 

Epic Theatre- Brecht and Social Change

Musicals- The journey of the Modern American Musical

Director's Workshop; focused on directing for Community Theatre, this workshop gives the roadmap you need for great performances and rehearsal processes.

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