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Tickets Available to the General Public for Q&A with Actress, Producer and Activist Stephanie Beatriz


Contact Information: Shauna Breneman, Communications Director
Office: (608) 262-8862


MADISON – Tickets are on sale to the general public, as of Sept. 13, for a Q&A with producer, activist and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actress Stephanie Beatriz in Shannon Hall at Memorial Union on Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. 

During Beatriz’s Shannon Hall debut, a moderator will lead a Q&A about her life, career and activism, including her time on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and her work with the LGBTQIA community.

Beatriz’s work includes not only starring on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” but also guest starring on the show “Modern Family,” producing and starring in “The Light of the Moon,” and more. 

Beatriz has advocated for the normalization of LGBTQIA characters on television, including on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” in which the bisexual actress plays the role of Rosa Diaz, a no-nonsense, brave, smart, bisexual detective with a heart of gold.

She has called for the entertainment industry to do better when it comes to portraying LGBTQIA characters and to endeavoring to have LGBTQIA characters portrayed by LGBTQIA actors.

“We are so excited to be having not only a leader for women in television comedy, but to also have such a strong activist for the LGBTQIA community,” said Hailey Koller, the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Performing Arts Committee’s committee relations assistant director. “When it comes to speaking out for LGBTQIA equality in the entertainment industry, Stephanie’s voice has been so important, and we look forward to learning about her experiences.”  

This event is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater in collaboration with the WUD Performing Arts Committee.

Tickets for this event became available to University of Wisconsin-Madison students Aug. 20 and will continue to be exclusively available to UW-Madison students through Sept. 12.

For more information about Beatriz’s upcoming appearance, including how to purchase tickets, visit


About the Wisconsin Union Directorate Performing Arts Committee

The Wisconsin Union Directorate Performing Arts Committee plans and promotes events for the historic Wisconsin Union Theater stages. The student-led committee programs a variety of events to provide a diverse and cultural experience for students, faculty, alumni, community members and visitors. Learn more:

About the Wisconsin Union Theater

For more than 75 years, the Wisconsin Union Theater has served as a center for cultural activity in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The Theater hosts performances in multiple locations, including Memorial Union, and has an expansive history of remarkable performances. The Wisconsin Union Theater is part of the Wisconsin Union, a membership organization that blends study and leisure to create unique out-of-classroom opportunities. Learn more about the Theater:

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