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Friday, October 9, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
1pm
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center
2237 Allied Dr
 
1:00pm to 4:00pm
ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

*Online
Friday, Oct 9, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members, traditionally at libraries and neighborhood centers throughout the city, and now online. 

For the health and safety of our community, all MWA writing support will be offered remotely through the fall. Options for remote writing assistance include:

  • conversation over the phone
  • face-to-face conversation via Google Meet
  • written feedback via email

To make an appointment, please visit MWA's Appointment Center or call 608-315-5151.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, and Altrusa International of Madison, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our library and neighborhood center partners.

*Online
 
2pm
2:15pm to 3:00pm
Dream Bus at Owl Creek Park

Dream Bus at Owl Creek Park

23 Horned Owl Dr
Friday, Oct 9, 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Visit the Dream Bus to pick up a We Read bag with age appropriate library books and hands-on activities, or return any library materials currently checked out. 

23 Horned Owl Dr
 
7pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers Preview

Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers Preview

*Online
Friday, Oct 9, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Music Theatre of Madison for a special online preview of Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers. After viewing selections from the show, audience members are encouraged to participate in a virtual talk back with the creative team. Type in your questions about what it takes to create new theatre, share how the songs made you feel, or join in the discussion about what female representation means to you.

Click here to attend the livestreamed event.

In 2018, Music Theatre of Madison created a revue of musical theatre songs for women that didn't focus on falling in love.

Though it was only two years ago, 2018 was a different world. In the face of unprecedented challenge, womxn continue to set examples of greatness every day. In our effort as a company to expand understanding of musical theatre and look at the future of the art form, we commissioned ten Wisconsin song-writing teams (with at least one womxn on each) to work with ten local performers and create pieces about trailblazers; people who have defied the odds, broken the rules, and created new pathways for our world, historically and today. What resulted was Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers, a concert of songs about womxn that deserve entire musicals. Learn more at mtmadison.com

The program is funded in part by Beyond the Page and is co-hosted by Middleton Public Library, Black Earth Public Library, McFarland Public Library, Verona Public Library, and Madison Public Library.

*Online
 
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers Preview

Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers Preview

*Online
Friday, Oct 9, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Music Theatre of Madison for a special online preview of Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers.

Women deserve better stories! In this second iteration of Beyond the Ingenue, Music Theatre of Madison looks at women from history who paved a path for greatness for women to come, illuminating their stories through original musical theatre songs by local composers, performed by local singers. 

Hear songs about climate change activist Greta Thunberg, pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart, and more trailblazers from history. Learn about their lives and achievements through short videos, enjoy the songs, and participate in a discussion with the composers and performers about the importance of telling more complex womens' stories in musical theatre and other mediums. After viewing selections from the show, audience members are encouraged to participate in a virtual talk back with the creative team. Type in your questions about what it takes to create new theatre, share how the songs made you feel, or join in the discussion about what female representation means to you.

Stay tuned for a Youtube link to the online event. Learn more at mtmadison.com

The program is funded by Beyond the Page.

*Online