Welcome to MadCap!

In 1995, Joan McCarthy founded MadCAP, with a mission of inspiring and nurturing talents in the performing arts. That mission has lived on, influencing hundreds of families in the Madison area. I was invited to join the team in 1999 and have been happily established in what I believe to be the greatest job in the world since that time.

One of the most important things that sets MadCAP apart from other programs, theatre companies, and arts organizations in the area is our dedication to the ideas of process oriented education and both a PART and a PLACE for every student. Unlike companies and programs that audition for acceptance and look for a specific appearance in their casts, MadCAP creates a comfortable and safe environment and encourages young people to take creative risks while developing and growing into stong, well-rounded, and confident performers.

We hope to see you in the studios, at a show, or supporting our programming.  Visit www.madcap.org to find out how to get involved today!

Kirsti Johanson, Artistic Director