Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is hiring the position of Deck Chief for the 2016-2017 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Showcase, which will be produced in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.  Load-in, tech and performances will take place May 1-May 7, 2017.


Current students, recent graduates and young professionals are encouraged to apply.

MCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse pool of applicants.


Duties shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the stage manager during tech rehearsals by coordinating the backstage operations of three original one act scripts, performed in repertory in a black box theatre.
  • Safely planning and executing scene shifts using actors as crew; managing run sheets.
  • Assisting with strike immediately following the final performance.



  • Self-motivated leader with a positive disposition and problem-solving abilities.
  • Applicant should have backstage experience running shows on crew; preferably having been in charge of a deck as either Deck Chief or ASM for at least one show in the past.
  • Reference from a professor, stage manager, production manager or equivalent.


This position pays $250.00 and is a professional credit.


Please send a cover letter and resume to Brandy Kline, Production Manager to brandy@milwaukeechambertheatre.com.


And Comes Safe Home performance on Thursday September 29th, 2016 at the UWM Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Actors, theater educators, theater practitioners:


Feast of Crispian, Inc. (Shakespeare with Veterans) is a non-profit organization that uses acting skills and Shakespeare to support service veterans that are working through the challenges of PTSD and reintegration issues. We are looking for theater people who are interested in joining us in this rigorous, powerful and rewarding work.


Please, join us on May 22 in the Colectivo Back Room (2211 N Prospect) from 6 PM to

8 PM. Information and demonstration. Free food!


For more information go to: www.feastofcrispian.org

Questions & RSVP: Contact us at feastofcrispian5@gmail.com


Cooperative Performance Milwaukee


“aLL wRoNG”

Being wrong, making mistakes, failing over and over: this is the definition of being alive. Why are we embarrassed and fearful of the inevitability of our own fallibility? We might see instead that mankind’s biggest errors have led to the biggest discoveries. A series of vignettes in Treteau form, performers carry the audience through rapidly changing environments and stories in extremely confined space using their bodies and movement. Devised and directed by Joelle Worm, Kirk Thomsen, and Posy Knight.

What is Treteau form?

Treteau is a theatrical form that can be achieved without extraneous elements. From a French word for “platform,” treteaux consists of a small, 4 x 6 ft. stage on which four to seven actors are confined to perform, usually without set or proprs, condensing the elements of rhythm, space, gesture, and text.


This performance will be performed in multiple venues with different state times. Please pay special attention to the venue/time you plan to attend. This piece is structured with elements of improvisation making each show a unique experience. Check it out more than once!

Performance Dates and Venues

LOCATION #1 – DANCEWORKS, 1661 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

April 28th, 2017 at 8:30pm

April 29th, 2017 at 7:30pm


LOCATION #2 – BEST PLACE, 901 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233

May 4th, 2017 at 7:30pm


LOCATION #3 – CHARLES ALLIS, 801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

May 5th, 2017 at 7:30pm



$15 general seating


Angel Alexander, Miriam Atinsky, Posy Knight, Kristina Krueger, Andrea Moser, Chad Piechowski, Tikvah Schlissel, Zaila Schlissel, Zach Schorsch, Kirk Thomsen, Joelle Worm

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/262939480822072/

Ticketing Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-wrong-tickets-33010468199

Company Website: http://www.cooperformke.com




Teenage Girl Visits Female Doctor’s Office Suffering With Depression

Our organization is hosting a 3 day training conducted by National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College.  The training is entitled:  Child Sex Trafficking Forensic Interview Training. It is being held at the Family Peace Center at 619 W. Walnut St. in Milwaukee.  I have included the link.  This is a regional training for law enforcement, child protective services workers and forensic interviewers who conduct interviews of Child Sex Trafficking Victims. There will be 24 participants.  We are looking for adults with acting experience that would be willing to commit either a full day or a half day to play an adolescent victim of sex trafficking.  You would be provided with scenarios and some resources to prepare you for your role.  You would also be prepped before the interview and debriefed after the interview by training staff.


We would need you on Friday, June 9 from approximately 8 a.m. to noon and 12pm – 4pm.  Each person would do 3 mock interviews in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.  If 4 people want to stay all day that would work or we could use 4 in the morning and 4 different people in the afternoon.  There is no monetary compensation but lunch and snacks will be provided.  Please contact me directly either by phone or e-mail if you have any questions.


Thank you for considering this.  Though this is a very difficult topic you would be providing a valuable service to professionals in this field who are trying to provide the best possible experience to traumatized children.







Liz Ghilardi, MSW, LCSW

Forensic Interview Program Supervisor, Child Advocacy and Protection Services

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Family Peace Center

619 W. Walnut Street

Milwaukee, WI 53212

Telephone- 414-277-8981

Fax – 414-277-8969

Join the cast of Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH in a five night broadsword stage combat class culminating in a DAI certification test.

The class will be taught by Milwaukee fight director, Christopher Elst, a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International (DAI).

Dates: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6 from 6pm-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm-10pm on Thursday.
Location: Plymouth Church, 2717 E Hampshire Ave, Milwaukee.
Cost: $150 including sword rental and testing fee

Maximum of 8 students will be accepted. To register, visit https://BroadswordWithMACBETH.eventbrite.com. We will maintain a waiting list if all spaces are filled.

A FREE summer theatre program!

June 12 – July 22, 2017

Guided by professional teaching artists, you and your peers will spend six weeks creating your very own original theatre piece. This intensive summer theatre workshop includes improvisation exercises, movement and music workshops and much more.

Auditions are open to all Milwaukee area high school students (freshman in fall 2017 to graduating seniors). Auditions are scheduled,  by appointment, April 25 and 29, at Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St.

To sign up for an audition slot call Next Act Theatre at 414-278-7780 or email nextactors@gmail.com.


255 S Water St | Milwaukee, WI 53204

414.278.7780 | nextactors@gmail.com





Mr. Burns, a post-electric play is a three-act show that tells the story of a group of survivors recalling and retelling the “Cape Feare” episode of The Simpsons TV show, shortly after a global catastrophe. It then examines the way the story has changed seven years after that, and finally, 75 years later.


Tech rehearsals and performances will take place at The Goat Palace—3740 N Fratney Street in Riverwest. This warehouse space will really give off that “post-apocalypse” vibe! Act I of our show will take place outdoors around a campfire constructed on the grounds. Acts II and III will take place inside the warehouse.


Run Crew will report to the stage management team for each performance. In addition to running the show, responsibilities of crewmembers will include:

  • Safely preparing, monitoring, and extinguishing an outdoor campfire
  • Moving outdoor set pieces and props to their set locations and back at the conclusion of each performance
  • Assisting with set changeover between acts
  • Assisting with wardrobe needs and quick changes
  • Assisting with prop hand-offs
  • Enacting an “inclement weather” plan for the outdoor portion of the show, if necessary
  • Loading in/striking show at the beginning/end of performance run


Wed Apr 12 6pm-10pm Designer run-thru at Milwaukee Rep rehearsal space—crew members invited to attend and get familiar with the show
Fri Apr 14 5pm-10pm 1st tech rehearsal/load in  
Sat Apr 15 10am-10pm    
Sun Apr 16 TBD Easter Sunday—no rehearsal scheduled but will add if needed
Mon Apr 17 5pm-10pm    
Tue Apr 18 5pm-10pm    
Wed Apr 19 5pm-10pm Dress Rehearsal  
Thur Apr 20 6:30 call, 7:30 show Preview performance  
Fri Apr 21 6:30 call, 7:30 show Opening night  
Sat Apr 22 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Sun Apr 23 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Mon Apr 24 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Thur Apr 27 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Fri Apr 28 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Sat Apr 29 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Sun Apr 30 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Mon May 1 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Thur May 4 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Fri May 5 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Sat May 6 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Sun May 7 6:30 call, 7:30 show    
Mon May 8 6:30 call, 7:30 show Closing night/strike  


Interested? Please contact Kaitlyn Martin (Stage Manager) at 970-412-4021 or kaitmartin4@gmail.com for more info.


Talent …Men and Women wanted for TV commercial


Production company is seeking talent for regional TV commercial.  Must be available for shoot Wednesday April 19th  all day.   This is a non-speaking role.  We are looking for:


  • Caucasian men & women in their 40’s for active wear activities i.e. hiking, bike riding etc.


  • Caucasian women in their 50’s and 60’s for active wear sizes 8 to 12


  • Caucasian Men in their 50’s and 60’s for active wear activities


If you are interested in this gig, please reply to this ad with your name, contact information…cell phone and email, and recent photo of yourself. Submissions without the required information will not be considered.  Please do not respond if you are not available all day and evening for the shoot. We’ll pick a time for a look see later this week

Ron Coil
Executive Producer
Chicago Film Works Ltd.
3759 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Suite 230
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Phone 312-371-4319

Cooperative Performance Milwaukee is excited to announce the return of open auditions for their 2017 One Act Festival.  Auditions will be held on Sunday April 9th from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Monday April 10th from 6:00 PM to 10:00PM.  Auditions will be 6 minutes each, and YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A SLOT at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4AAFAF22A3F58-2017.  Walk-ups will only be seen if time permits.  These auditions are for all levels of talent and training – no prior experience is necessary.  Headshots, resumes, and monologues are welcome, but are by no means mandatory.  If you do have a prepared monologue, please keep it to about one minute, as we’d like time for cold reading.  If you do not have a headshot, we may take a picture for our reference.  Cast members will receive a small stipend (partially based on how well the show sells).  Show-specific rehearsal schedules set up by each director.  Performances are the first three weekends in June.

Thursday, June 1st @ 7:30 pm (Preview)

Friday, June 2nd @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 3rd @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 8th @ 7:30 pm

Friday, June 9th @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 10th @ 7:30pm

Sunday, June 11th @ 3:00 pm

Friday June 16th @ 11:00pm

Saturday June 17th @ 7:30pm

Auditions will be held at the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave in Milwaukee.  The UC is located on the lower level of the Grand Avenue Plankinton Arcade.  (Take the center spiral stairs down to the lower level.)

Join the cast of Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH in a five night broadsword stage combat class culminating in a DAI certification test.


The class will be taught by Milwaukee fight director, Christopher Elst, a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International (DAI).


Dates: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6  from 6pm-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm-10pm on Thursday.

Location: Plymouth Church, 2717 E Hampshire Ave, Milwaukee.

Cost: $150 including sword rental and testing fee
Maximum of 8 students will be accepted.  To register, email info@bardandbourbon.com.  You will receive confirmation that space is still available and a link to complete payment via Paypal.   Registration is complete once payment is received.  We will maintain a waiting list if all spaces are filled.