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.
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.
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
Our lovely play selection committee
N. J. Saroff
Readers for play selection committee
Robert E. Williams II
Natalie Rose Mabry
Megan St. Amand
Everyone who submitted their work for consideration