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Encore Studio for the Performing Arts

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Kelsy Anne Schoenhaar

“Walk with a Vampire,” produced by Encore Studio, is not your average Halloween season horror show.It’s based on the true story of a woman with a cognitive disability and her relationship with a man who thinks he's a vampire. more

Oct 5, 2015 1:20 PM Stage

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Paulius Musteikis

For 15 years, Encore Studio for the Performing Arts has created a home and a job for people with disabilities. more

May 8, 2015 7:30 AM Stage

Off the beaten path of Madison's traditional downtown theater scene lies a nontraditional company, Encore Studio for the Performing Arts. Encore is situated off the Beltline at the Fish Hatchery exit, but the location alone is not what makes it uniqu more

May 5, 2014 5:47 PM Stage

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Dan Myers

It's the journey, not the destination, as the old saying goes. As long as something is gained along the way, the end goal is largely irrelevant. This is the outlook Encore Studio embraces in "Going to Temple", but the opposite seems to be true as wel more

Jan 26, 2013 5:41 PM Stage

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Encore Studio for the Performing Arts

A "theater company for those with disabilities" can be dismissed with a patronizing air, but perspective is hard to ignore, especially when framed by a personal story. To that end, Encore Studio aims to bring an alternative perspective to the local t more

Oct 6, 2012 5:33 PM Stage

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I hadn't checked out an Encore! Studio for the Performing Arts show since its productions moved from the Bartell Theatre to the cozy Mary DuPont Wahlers Theatre. So it was good to catch up with the group, Wisconsin's only professional theater company more

Apr 15, 2012 2:53 PM Stage

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KelsyAnne Schoenhaar

Last fall, Encore Studios, the only theater company in Wisconsin for actors with disabilities, moved from its downtown home at the Bartell Theatre to a new black-box space on Martin Street. This intimate stage is perfect for "Acts to Grind IV", the p more

Sep 26, 2011 7:18 PM Stage

Beware the People With Disabilities Mafia! The fictitious villains take the new stage of the Encore Studio for the Performing Arts on Friday, Nov. 5. "Found Money" is a musical by the company's founding artistic director, Kelsy Schoenhaar. It's comed more

Nov 4, 2010 2:00 PM Stage

Though it's occasionally unfocused, Encore Studio for the Performing Arts' "9-1-1!" is a frequently funny, sometimes poignant examination of how calling the emergency number can be a little -- or a lot -- different if you have a disability. more

Mar 20, 2010 2:56 PM Stage

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Encore Studio for the Performing Arts

At a time when productions and seasons are getting cancelled, I'm glad that Encore Studio for the Performing Arts, Wisconsin's only theater company for individuals with disabilities, is presenting "Lost Track" at the Bartell Theater. more

Feb 23, 2009 6:00 PM Stage

Encore Studio's mission statement promises to "communicate, through the performing arts, a challenging and authentic message about disability and culture." In Lost Track, which addresses bipolar disorder, the company lives up to this claim in every d more

May 16, 2008 2:00 PM Stage

Encore Studio's mission statement promises to "communicate, through the performing arts, a challenging and authentic message about disability and culture." In "Lost Track", which addresses bipolar disorder, the company lives up to this claim in every more

May 6, 2008 4:08 PM Stage