Five women characters in different styles of clothing exclaim enthusiastically
Five women characters in different styles of clothing exclaim enthusiastically

Rotate Theatre Mini Fest

June 10-11, 2023
Starlight Theater at the MYArts building
1055 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI

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Audition Info!

Mainstage Performances:
- Saturday, June 10, 4:30pm
- Saturday, June 10, 7:30pm (with post-show talkback)
- Sunday, June 11, 1:30pm (with open captioning)

Special Events:
- Friday, May 5 - Pre-fest mini performance piece at Overture Center's Democracy exhibit
- Saturday, June 10 - Talkback directly following the 7:30pm show
- Saturday, June 17 - Post-fest mini writing workshop

Rotate Theatre Mini Fest celebrates short plays featuring underrepresented perspectives. Mainstage performances on June 10-11, 2023 offer an entertaining and thought-provoking lineup of festival favorites performed alongside brand new works presented as part of World Premiere Wisconsin. In addition to the mainstage performances, Rotate Theatre Company presents a pre-fest mini performance piece at the Overture Center for the Arts Democracy exhibit on May 5, a talkback directly following the 7:30pm show on June 10, and a post-fest mini playwriting workshop on June 17.

Access & Accommodations:
Please email or call 608-515-8912 with any questions, ideas, or requests regarding access or accommodations. An Audience Access Chart, including COVID protocols, will be available in May.

Note: Rotate Theatre Mini Fest is designed for adult audiences. Supervised children are welcome if comfortable with mature themes, humor, and language.

Collaborators Include

photo of Ashely Bagot photo of Rhea Leman photo of Aisha Leverett photo of Wi-Moto Nyoka photo of Richard Paro
Ashely Bagot Rhea Leman Aisha Leverett Wi-Moto Nyoka Richard Paro
photo of Breahan Eve Pautsch photo of Cyra K. Polizzi photo of Rini Tarafder photo of John Weagly
Breahan Eve
Cyra K. Polizzi Rini Tarafder John Weagly

For more information about the festival collaborators, visit the Collaborator Bios page.


Rotate Theatre Mini Fest builds on the Indie Boots Theatre Festival which was produced by the Rotate ensemble for many years in Chicago. Over 200 artists collaborated on the festival to bring new short works to packed houses. Offering an array of genres, the eclectic line-up of plays deftly used humor and heart to grapple with (cis/mono/hetero)sexism, racism, colonialism, ableism, classism, and environmental injustice. Returning directors include Breahan Eve Pautsch and Richard Paro. Returning writers include Wi-Moto Nyoka, Aisha Leveret, and John Weagly. Other returning artists included Cyra K. Polizzi and Ashely Bagot.

Rotate Theatre Company projects are designed to contribute to larger webs of strategies that build more just futures for artists and the general public. To accomplish this, Rotate projects embrace practices that enrich the lives of collaborative artists, engage audiences in laughter and discussion, and incorporate multidirectional education.

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Thank you!

This project is made possible through partnerships and support from many individuals and organizations, including: UW South Madison Partnership, Overture Center for the Arts, World Premiere Wisconsin, and Madison Attic.

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