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2007

December

Tidings… from the Seasonally Affected
The year: 1977. The town: Sycamore, Illinois. 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… Read More»

April

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»

2006

November

Acts to Grind
Five original plays fresh from our studio that tackle the issues of Sex, Entertainment, Religion, Pizza and so much more. Always pushing the envelope, Encore developed these shows for an audience with… Read More»

April

You Name It!
You Name It is a new rock musical about Brodie, who works as a support provider for people with disabilities. His job is rewarding, frustrating, often chaotic, sometimes dangerous—and rarely appreciated.… Read More»

2005

November

You Name It
You Name It is a new rock musical about Brodie, who works as a support provider for people with disabilities. His job is rewarding, frustrating, often chaotic, sometimes dangerous—and rarely appreciated.… Read More»

April

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Real Life
Many people with autism are considered to live in a world all their own. But is it any less real than the culture we inhabit? A world most people never see or experience. Real Life offers a window into… Read More»

2004

November

Real Life
“...one of the most moving theatrical productions I’ve seen in some time.” “...fabulously original and effective.” - Kenneth Burns, Isthmus “...engaging and authentic”… Read More»

April

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»

2003

October

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»

April

To Love Or Not To Love
With a bold directness “To Love or Not to Love” explores issues of sexuality, power, abuse, desire, and relationships. In the seven vignettes, the cast comprised of actors both with and without… Read More»

2002

August

To Love Or Not To Love
With a bold directness “To Love or Not to Love” explores issues of sexuality, power, abuse, desire, and relationships. In the seven vignettes, the cast comprised of actors both with and without… Read More»

2001

August

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To Love Or Not To Love
The Capital Times called Encore “a vigorous addition to Madison’s theater scene.” This seven-scene play with music is approximately one hour and twenty minutes in length. One night only… Read More»

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