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Kelsy Schoenhaar, Executive Director / Artistic Director
KelsyAnne Schoenhaar (Executive Director / Founding Artistic Director & Resident Playwright) A Jane-of-all-trades, Kelsy has mixed a career of music (began performing professionally at 12 years old and has played everything from rock to symphonic… (view more)

Wendy Prosise, Program Director
Graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from UW LaCrosse, Wendy has more than 17 years experience working with individuals with people with disabilities.  She has been employed at Chileda Institute, RFDF… (view more)

Mallisa Petterson, Artistic Associate
A playwright, stage manager, director, teacher, costumer, and sometimes actor, Malissa Petterson has yet to discover what she likes to do best - but she knows she belongs in the theatre. Armed with a BA… (view more)

Dawn Cieszynski, Drama Coach
Dawn has been an Encore! company actor since 2005. She enjoys being an advocate for people with “dis” abilities. Dawn considers herself blessed to be able to live and work her passion that is theatre.… (view more)


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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
  • About Us
    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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