About Encore Studios
Welcome to Encore Studio!
Encore Studio for the Performing Arts is the only professional theatre company for people with disabilities in the state of Wisconsin, and one of the very few in the United States! Encore offers an innovative, inclusive, and professional environment where all people work together in the pursuit of artistic and theatrical excellence.
Mission and Vision
Working in the community of professional theatre, Encore actors develop their creative skills and talents to communicate, through the performing arts, a challenging and authentic message about disability and culture.
Encore actively promotes an environment where each individual’s talents, skills and abilities can be fostered and developed to reach their goal of having a career as a performing artist.
Encore opened its doors on September 6th, 2000. Only weeks later on October 14th, Encore premiered it’s first production, “Not Stubborn… Not Strong-Willed” at the world-class Monona Terrace convention center to an uproarious standing ovation. It’s been full steam ahead ever since. Encore has since traveled all over the state of Wisconsin and beyond with a full performance schedule. The original work Encore has produced has garnered local, regional, and national attention. With a troupe of 15 actors and 4 staff, Encore has produced 30+ original works to date, with many more to come.
Encore is a member of and supported by a number of individuals, organizations, theatres and associations. The following is a list who wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to…
- Dane County Department of Human Services
The Dane County Department of Human Services is charged to meet essential health and human needs of the people of Dane County. With the vision to lead an innovative and committed community system working together to provide superior, effective and responsive programs that meet essential health and human needs of the people of Dane County; the Dane County Department of Human Services believes: all people have value; should be treated with respect, dignity and confidentiality.
- Theatre Wisconsin
Theatre Wisconsin is the alliance of non-profit professional theatres in Wisconsin. The alliance seeks to promote the growth and stability of its members and to create a greater public awareness, appreciation and support of theatre in Wisconsin.