About: Staff


Kelsy Schoenhaar, Executive/Artistic Director


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As Encore’s founding artistic director and resident playwright, Kelsy began her tenure at Encore in May of 2000. With many years experience managing human service programs, working as a professional musician and as a producing and directing playwright, Kelsy took her experience, her MBA and her vision of what a professional theatre company for people with disabilities should look like and put it to work. As a composer, proficient in playing many instruments, Kelsy offers diversity equal to the range of the stories told and the talents of the Encore actors and staff.



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    To answer the following questions: How do I become an Encore actor? How can I book an Encore performance? How do I find out more about this fabulous organization? or to contact us for other general information, donations, etc. Please contact:
    Kelsy Schoenhaar, Executive/Artistic Director
    1480 Martin Street
    Madison, Wisconsin 53713
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    Call 608-255-0310
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    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.
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