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You Name It
This Encore original focuses on Brodie, a support provider for people with disabilities. His job is rewarding, frustrating, often chaotic, sometimes dangerous—and rarely appreciated. Brodie’s sister,… Read More»



Acts to Grind IV
Acts to Grind IV is series of new, original shorts written by KelsyAnne Schoenhaar with Jon Meister and Sarah Jo Schoenhaar.  Come with us as we journey through a surreal funeral, visit a convent… Read More»


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Not Always A Parent
Often blamed for a child’s behaviors and disabilities, this production examines historic elements of the challenges bestowed upon parents and those that support children and adults with disabilities,… Read More»



Found Money
In life, you win some, you lose some—often when you least expect it. What happens when someone’s typo becomes your saving grace? Do you contact the proper authorities or hope no one notices? Prepare… Read More»


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Acts To Grind III
A collection of new, original works (with the exception of one scene from our 2001 season). Including: “Revelations”: A Convent of Discovery “A New Election”: Intermezzos - a new… Read More»


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9-1-1! is a collection of stories, some fact and some fiction, about people with disabilities interacting with the emergency response system. “The vignettes presented feature everything from head wounds… Read More»



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Tidings…from the Seasonally Affected
The year: 1977. The town: Sycamore, Ill. So ... what’s so good about the holiday season? This is precisely the question Sam ponders as she faces her first season outside an institution. Sycamore was… Read More»


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Voices is a collection of new and revived work performed in Hurron, South Dakota. The performance covers everything from miscommunication, excessive diversity, an organist with a plan to take over, pop… Read More»


Acts to Grind II
Beginning their 10th Season, Encore is producing a combination of some of its oldest and newest short work. KelsyAnne Schoenhaar, Artistic Director and author of Real Life and Walk with a Vampire along… Read More»


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The Green Room
A farcical romp of what the audience never sees; the drama behind the drama. Read More»


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Lost Track
What would it be like to have your reality change at a moment’s notice?  To lose all sense of who and what you are?  Lost Track explores bi-polar disorder in this sometimes serious, often… Read More»



Walk with a Vampire
Based on a true story, Walk with a Vampire explores the sometimes-harrowing experiences of Sarah, a person with a high functioning developmental disability. In the height of drama, Sarah implicates her… Read More»


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Real Life
Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism are tightly woven in the fabric of Encore Studio.  Several of our very talented actors find themselves within “the spectrum” of autism, as does…… Read More»


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Found Money
In life, you win some, you lose some; often, when you least expect it. It’s what makes life and Found Money interesting. Prepare yourself for a farcical romp of riches and extortion in Encore’s… Read More»

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Lost Track
What would it be like to have your reality change at a moment’s notice? To lose all sense of who and what you are?  The story is about Danny (Leah Steele), who discovers she has bipolar disorder… Read More»

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