Performing Arts & Community Engagement
Inspired by social change theatre theorists and pioneers such as Bertolt Brecht and Augusto Boal, THE Theatre recognizes the role theatre plays shedding light on uncomfortable truths and opening dialog.
Not to say we don't love a bit of entertaining escapism, but audiences can trust that THE Theatre presentations are founded in empowerment and authenticity.
Community Engagement programming is central to Authentic Theatre Ensemble's commitment to the community.
Social awareness campaigns like the "Emanicaption Reflection Project"
Authentic Theatre Ensemble, or THE Theatre, was recently established in 2020 to bring exciting and thought-provoking theatre to Central Wisconsin along with arts-based community engagement. We are in the process of becoming a fully recognized not-for-profit performing arts, educational, and community awareness organization.
Support us by follow THE Theatre on social media for updates on our latest projects.
Look for the following courses offered by THE through MidState Technical College
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.
Why We're Here
Who We Are
Performances & Events
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
WURStv, the most watched public access news program in the country has no choice but to broadcast over Zoom during the pandemic.
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.
Interested in being a part of this wonderful event next year? Contact us!
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."
CONTACT THE THEATRE WITH YOUR STORIES AND THOUGHTS
THE Theatre is in the process of devising an original piece of documentary theatre about the societal landscape of Central Wisconsin including life during the pandemic, the 2020 election, the Black Lives Matter movement and its impact
in predominantly white communities.
It's important to have authentic representation of all Central Wisconsin voices.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:
How life changed in the past 2 years
If you disagree with the need for BLM events or protests
If you have a new understanding of BLM or your role within the movement
If you have become more or less politically actve than you've been in past years.
THE Theatre is dedicated to providing a safe space for all community members to use Theatre as an outlet and to develop their craft.
We will offer adult courses as well is introduce a Youth Program.
Our instructors have years of experience teaching Theatre Arts and are experts in the field with decades of theatre, directing, and teaching experience for those at all levels.