Queer Shorts 9 Poster

This playfest is a unique event, bringing together experienced directors, actors, and stage hands with folks who haven't been on stage (ever or in years) to learn the ropes, have fun, and create a couple of weekends of great theater. If you’ve been to Queer Shorts before, you know what a romp it is. If you’ve never been to Queer Shorts, don’t put it off: we’re only planning to continue through Queer Shorts 10.

Tickets are $15 for Thursday evenings, $10 for Sunday matinee and $20 for Friday and Saturday evenings.

You can purchase tickets for Queer Shorts 9 by visiting http://stageq.com/shorts

You may also call the box office if you prefer to purchase tickets via phone.

Bartell Theatre Box Office
(608) 661-9696

Box Office Hours:
2:00 - 6:00 PM - Tuesday
2:00 - 6:00 PM - Wednesday
2:00 - 6:00 PM - Thursday
2:00 - 6:00 PM - Friday

The box office is also open one hour before show times and during all performances

Performances:
Friday, 6/13, 8:00 pm
Saturday, 6/14, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 6/15, 2:00 pm
Thursday, 6/19, 7:30 pm
Friday, 6/20, 8:00 pm
Saturday, 6/21, 8:00 pm

Venue:
Bartell Theater
113 East Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703




  • Announcing the 2014-2015 StageQ Season

    Standards of Care by Tobias Davis

    Directed by Callen Harty
    Dates: September 4-September 20, 2014
    Evjue

    Nancy is a therapist who specializes in transgender clients. David is a transgender man who needs a letter from a therapist in order to pursue genital surgery. Both of them are taken by surprise when their relationship threatens to expand beyond the boundaries of what is appropriate for a therapist and her client. Meanwhile, Nancy‘s 16 year old “daughter”, Jessica, is beginning to discover his own transgender identity: Jason. When Nancy refuses to accept that her own rhinestone-loving child could be trans, Jason looks for support at the local LGBT youth center and finds a supportive mentor in David. What will happen when Nancy‘s two worlds collide? Standards of Care is a harsh, humorous, and honest exploration of some of the realities that face the trans community.

    Christmas with the Crawfords by Mark Sargent & Richard Winchester

    Directed by Michael Bruno
    Music Directed by Lizzie Hansen
    Dates: December 5-December 20, 2014
    Drury

    Christmas with the Crawfords is a hilarious tribute to Hollywood's "Golden Era" set during the infamous 1940’s Christmas Eve live radio broadcast of Joan Crawford and her children from their Brentwood home. The show was created by Richard Winchester and written by Mark Sargent, originated in San Francisco in 1993, and has since delighted packed houses from San Francisco and LA to New York. The story takes place in Joan Crawford’s living room circa 1944, where she has scheduled a live interview with Hedda Hopper in a desperate bid for publicity in hopes of saving her career. Joan’s plan is foiled, however, when numerous Hollywood icons drop by to steal the spotlight, including Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, Ethel Merman, and, of course, Bette Davis as “Baby Jane.” And when Joan’s “adoring” children take the stage, it becomes clear why Christmas with the Crawfords is called “the mother of all campy holiday musicals”!

    Body Awareness by Annie Baker

    Directed by Jeanne Leep
    Dates: March 27- April 11, 2015
    Evjue

    It's "Body Awareness" week on a Vermont college campus and Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home, Frank, a painter famous for his female nude portraits. Both his presence in the home and his chosen subject instigate tension from the start. Phyllis is furious at his depictions, but Joyce is actually rather intrigued by the whole thing, even going so far as to contemplate posing for him. As Joyce and Phyllis bicker, Joyce's adult son, who may or may not have Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to express himself physically with heartbreaking results.

    Queer Shorts 10 by Various Playwrights

    Directed by Various Talent
    Dates: June 12- June 20, 2015
    Drury

    This playfest is a unique event, bringing together experienced directors, actors, and stage hands with folks who haven't been on stage (ever or in years) to learn the ropes, have fun, and create a couple of weekends of great theater. If you’ve been to Queer Shorts before, you know what a romp it is. If you’ve never been to Queer Shorts, don’t put it off, this could be our last season of doing the festival!