Tickets will go on sale to the general public on 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.
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 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, 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 students through Sept. 12.
For more information about Beatriz’s upcoming appearance, including how to purchase tickets, visit union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/stephanie-beatriz.