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Milwaukee Public Theatre announces auditions for “Stories From the Medicine Wheel” from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, January 19, at the Milwaukee Housing Authority building at 650 W. Reservoir Ave. in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Pubic Theatre, working with Ibex Puppet Theatre, is creating “Stories From the Medicine Wheel,” a short play featuring stories from the Potowatomi, Oneida, Ojibwa, Menominee, and Ho-chunk Nations.

The cast will work with renowned interdisciplinary artist Ty Defoe and Heather Henson (Jim’s daughter,) Artistic Director of Ibex Puppetry. The production is directed by MPT Associate Artistic Director / Optimist Theatre Artistic Director Ron Scot Fry.

MPT is casting four Native American performers. Ages can range from 16 – infinity. Creativity and movement skills are crucial. Storytelling and puppetry skills are desirable, but we will train the right artists.

Rehearsals will begin January 26 and run through February. The show will play 5 locations from March – May, with hopes for additional shows in the summer and autumn.

Auditions are by appointment only. All performers will arrive at 6:00 PM. Auditions will include improvisational movement, ensemble work, and puppetry. Performers should be prepared to tell a short (1 minute or less) story. Come dressed to move and to play. Performers will also have a brief (1 minute or less) opportunity to show any additional skills they would like to demonstrate.

To schedule an audition, contact Carolyn Mello at mpt@milwaukeepublictheatre.org or 414-793-8713.

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