Producer, activist and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actress Stephanie Beatriz will be coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus for a Q&A on Nov. 7 and the Wisconsin Union Directorate has announced that tckets are going on sale to the general public today.
Beatriz’s has not only starred on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” but has also guest-starred on the show “Modern Family,” and has produced and starred in “The Light of the Moon” and more. She 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.
“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, in a statement. “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.”
Beatriz will sit down for a Q&A with a UW-Madison professor to talk about her career, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and her work with the LGBTQ community. Beatriz came out at bisexual in 2016, and her character on Brooklyn Nine-Nine came out as bisexual in season five. Beatriz’s own experiences have inspired her to use her platform to promote representation.
This event is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater in collaboration with the WUD Performing Arts Committee.