WANTED:

ACTORS/ACTRESSES TO PLAY STRIKERS FOR BAY VIEW TRAGEDY RE-ENACTMENT

OUTDOOR CEREMONY

SUNDAY, MAY 6

REHEARSAL 1-2:30 PM

PERFORMANCE 3-4 PM

S. Superior St. and East Russell Ave.,

site of the Bay View Rolling Mills Historical Marker

To volunteer please call Milwaukee Public Theatre at

414-347-1685 or email us at mptheatre2@gmail.com

CELEBRATE THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THE 8-HOUR DAY!!

 

WANTED!  Actors/puppeteers to help bring to life the “The Bayview Tragedy”:

On the Fifth of May, 1886, thousands of Milwaukee workers marched peacefully on the huge Bay View Rolling Mills as part of a nationwide effort to bring about the 8 hour day. On orders from Governor Jeramiah Rusk, the State Militia fired, killing seven, including a child. This was the bloodiest labor disturbancein Wisconsin history, and began a new struggle for a more humane workplace and a more just society.

Join us now, 126 years later, as a diverse group of Milwaukeeans commemorates this historic event.  Milwaukee Public Theatre and the Milwaukee Mask and Puppet Theatre are staging the re-enactment—WITH YOUR HELP!

We need 20 people for the reenactment: both men and women, and one child of about 7-11 years old.  We will hold one rehearsal, Saturday, May 5th, from 3-5 PM, at the Housing Authority Community Building, 650 W. Reservoir.

The Reenactment event will take place at 3-4 PM on Sunday, May 1st at E. Russell Avenue at S. Superior Street on the State Historical Marker Grounds.  Performers should be there by 1 PM to run through things again on-site.

To sign up, please RSVP by email ASAP to Milwaukee Public Theatre at mptheatre2@gmail.com, or call  MPT, 414-347-1685. Once you sign up we’ll give you more details about costumes, etc.

Milwaukee Public Theatre website: http://www.milwaukeepublictheatre.org

The Bay View Tragedy

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 3 pm, Russell at Superior Streets, Milwaukee
Bay View Tragedy
Commemoration
4 pm discussion w/John Gurda at Club Garibaldi, 2501 S. Superior

Call for Volunteers/Performers
People of all ages are sought to participate in the commemoration of the “Bay View Tragedy” on Sunday, May 6. Volunteers may be asked to manipulate puppets or perform as marchers or speakers in period costume.

A rehearsal will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 3 to 5 pm at the Housing Authority Community Building, 650 W. Reservoir. Another brief rehearsal will take place on Sunday, May 6, at 1 pm at the historical marker in Bay View.

Volunteer reenactors should contact Milwaukee Public Theatre as soon as possible at 414-347-1685 or by email. Join the Facebook Event for updates.

Advertisements