by Eliana Pipes with original music by B~Free from the HOOPS Project by Nicole Acosta

Directed by Patrice Amon

Studio Theatre | March 10th - April 2nd, 2023


Nicole Acosta and B~Free

Local art begets local art as multi-disciplinary Milwaukee artist Nicole Acosta’s internationally acclaimed HOOPS Project comes to the stage

Part of World Premiere Wisconsin, a statewide festival celebrating new plays and musicals


Hoop earrings express complex, layered, and beautiful individual and community identities across cultures and generations. Through in-depth interviews crafted into an evening of monologues in the tradition of theater documentarians like Anna Deavere Smith, Eve Ensler, and KJ Sanchez, HOOPS centers stories of visibility and individuality, community and collectivism, and survival and transcendence in a space to celebrate culture as it explores the potent resonance of these symbols to those who identify most strongly with them.


Original Music 
Sound Designer
Scenic and Properties Designer

Lighting Designer
Costume Design
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

To Be Announced

Britney "B~Free" Freeman-Farr
Peter Clare
Madelyn Yee
Ellie Rabinowitz
Kyndal Johnson
Martinique Barthel*
Sydney Smith


*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

ASL Interpreted Performance to be announced

Thank you to our generous production sponsors


Associate Producers

Julie Anding and Lisa Kornetsky