Our Mission

TransTheatreFest – Madison is a free virtual festival of new work celebrating trans and gender non-conforming voices through theatrical storytelling. TTF’s goal is to give a platform to transgender and gender non-conforming playwrights, directors, actors, and other creative team members. TTF was founded by Orion Lee Risk, a Master’s student in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. TTF is being produced by two student organizations at UW-Madison: UTA (Undergraduate Theatre Association) and IMT (InterMission Theatre). This year, participants include artists from all over the country. TransTheatreFest – Madison is thrilled to be working with such a diverse range of artists and to be providing a platform to the trans community for their stories to be told.

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize the land that the University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies is the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation, who have called this land Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. 

In the first treaty following the Indian Removal Act in 1830, Ho-Chunk were forced to cede their territory in 1832. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin. Despite these attempts, many Ho-Chunk people continued to return to their home in present-day Wisconsin.

We recognize and respect the inherent sovereignty of the twelve First Nations that reside in the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin. We acknowledge the circumstances that led to the forced removal of the Ho-Chunk people, and honor their history of resistance and resilience.

special thanks

The UW-Madison Department of Theatre and Drama

Tracey L. Wilkinson, Unitarian Universalist clergy

The board members of both InterMission Theatre and the Undergraduate Theatre Association

Molly Frisch

Courtney Rhodes

Our lovely play selection committee

Amber Palmer

N. J. Saroff 

Caitriona Quirk

Annika Prager 

Piper Kleinberg

Percy Hornak

Readers for play selection committee

Annika Prager

Heron Splinter

Grant Wendt

Isabella Gilbert

Robert E. Williams II

Natalie Rose Mabry

Ana Muñoz

Megan St. Amand

Harley Harris

Ania Upstill

Everyone who submitted their work for consideration