About our Productions
Every year, the Theatre program at University of Wisconsin-Platteville presents an ambitious season of up to six productions, ranging from classics to contemporary plays. All productions welcome students from every program and college on campus to take part; participation is not limited to those with a theatre major or minor. Open auditions are conducted for each play. Auditions for the fall season are held in September, auditions for the spring are held in December and auditions for the One Act Festival are in April. The UW-Platteville Theatre program presents material that not only entertains, but also instructs and challenges.
Benefit Wednesday previews allow the Theatre program to give back. For one low ticket price of $5 (plus a $2 transaction fee) audiences help the Platteville community by supporting the Platteville Food Pantry and similar organizations. Since 2010, we've raised more than $8,000 for local organizations!
In the past, Pioneer Players has donated to the following local and university organizations: Platteville Senior Center, Platteville EMS, Platteville Fire Department, Family Advocated, Wisconsin Badger Camp, Grant County Humane Society, Pioneer Provisions, and The Alliance.
There are no Benefit Wednesday previews for the musical or the One Act Festival. A percentage of proceeds from those performances, however, goes to community organizations.
Stage Reading Series
Occasionally, Pioneer Players selects an important topic to highlight in its stage reading series. Each performance includes a talkback, encouraging the community to discuss important issues highlighted by the reading. All proceeds benefit a UW-Platteville student organization. in 2010, the Pioneer Players stage reading of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Late raised $1,000 for UW-Platteville's Alliance. In December 2013, UW-Platteville staff and faculty raised $500 for Engineers Without Borders with a special stage reading of A Christmas Carol.