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Want to hone your dramatic skills and train with incomparable local Milwaukee Artists? The Milwaukee Repertory Theater offers adult acting classes to continue your learning and discovery!

Upcoming classes:
Basic Acting I: Introduction to Performance
Begins: Monday, December 11
6 weeks
No prerequisites required!

Acting for the Camera II
Begins Sunday, December 10
6 weeks
Prerequisites: Acting for the Camera I

Please visit our website for more information! https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Engage–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/

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Free Shakespeare Workshops

Original Practices Milwaukee is holding FREE workshops in the First Folio Technique in preperation for their production of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.

*NOTE: Original Practices is still looking for additional performers for their production. Workshops will serve as an audition for those interested in performing as well.*

About Original Practices Milwaukee and the First Folio Technique:

Shakespeare Original Practices is an attempt to recreate some of the conditions that Elizabetthan actors would have had to prepare under in the 16th Century.  As there was no electrical lighting a company would perform during the day, there was no time for what we think of rehearsals.  Also, with no copy wright laws to protect intellectual property, an actor would only be given their own lines in an attempt to protect the shows.  With these challenges, the texts themselves would serve as director.  Scripts were encoded with specific language that would inform actors where they are supposed to be and to whom they should be speaking.  Finally, with no believe of a fourth wall in Elizabethan Theater and so the audience was welcome to immediately comment on what they were seeing and performers would respond in kind.  Original Practices attempts to recreate the visceral immediacy of these performances;  Actors carry scrolls on stage, having no rehearsal to memorize them, the audience  speaks to the performers, and the shows move at a break-neck pace.  We welcome you to come and enjoy some old text brought to new light!

 

WORKSHOPS

@ The Brumder Mansion- 3046 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

November 1st, 6 PM – 8 PM

November 2nd at 6 PM – 8 PM

 

Additional FREE workshops if you COME SEE THE SHOW!

@ Charles Allis Art Museum – 1801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

*show has a suggested donation of $10*

November 5th: WORKSHOP 1:30-2:00pm. SHOW 2pm-4pm

November 12th: WORKSHOP 1:30-2:00pm. SHOW 2pm-4pm

QUESTIONS? email: originalpracticesmke@gmail.com


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

http://www.nextact.org

http://www.facebook.com/NextActTheatre


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.


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ACTLETES COACH NEEDED

High School Actletes Coach

Sunset Playhouse School for the Arts, in Elm Grove Wisconsin, offers a unique opportunity for High School aged students, our Actletes program.  This empowering opportunity provides high school students the opportunity to explore theater and create work based on their own ideas, initiative, and perspective.

·         Actletes participate in classes, workshops, rehearsals, and performances.

·         Actletes explore a variety of performing arts topics: acting, singing, dancing, stage combat, improvisation, and more!

·         Actletes engage in every step of the theatrical process:  producing, managing, writing, performing, directing, designing, and so forth.

·         Actletes produce two productions

·         Actletes meet on Mondays October – August with additional rehearsals just prior to performances.

We are hiring a coach for our 2016 – 2017.  This individual will guide the students through their year long program.  The coach will have the skill set to motivate high school ages students and work as a mentor throughout the whole production process.  The coach will have previous experience working with high school aged students in the performing arts.

Applicants please send a resume to Erika Navin, Director of Education at enavin@sunsetplayhouse .com or contact Erika Navin at 262.782.4431 x290


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Banned Book Slam!

Sunday, September 25 at 3:30pm (following the 2pm performance)

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater at Milwaukee Rep (108 E Wells Street)

As a part of Banned Books Week, join Milwaukee Rep and the ACLU of Wisconsin in a celebration of banned and challenged books, many of which are now heralded as literary masterpieces and integral parts of our literary canon. After watching Man of La Mancha, the musical adaptation of the first ever novel to escape the iron fist of Spanish censors in the 17th century, join us for live readings from some favorite challenged books, plays and poems. Favorite titles such as Charlotte’s Web, Invisible Man, Romeo and Juliet, and Captain Underpants could be among them! Attendees are invited to dress in costume as one of their favorite authors or characters from a favorite forbidden text, or you can sit back and listen to poetic words that were so un-successfully silenced. No acting, literary, or historical knowledge necessary!  All Banned Book participants will be entered to win 2 tickets to the Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced, and other wonderful prizes. Please contact nnelson@milwaukeerep.com if you would like to enter the Book Slam.

Free Singing Workshop

Saturday, October 1 at 2-3pm

Rehearsal Hall 3 at Milwaukee Rep (108 E Wells Street)

Learn to sing “The Impossible Dream” from the musical Man of La Mancha along with members from the Rep’s cast in this free open workshop. In collaboration with Women’s Voices Milwaukee.

Please RSVP to nnelson@milwaukeerep.com

Free Flamenco Dance Workshop

Saturday, October 15 at 2-3pm

Rehearsal Hall 3 at Milwaukee Rep (108 E Wells Street)

Join local flamenco dance troupe Siempre Flamenco and Man of La Mancha choreographer James Zager for a free Flamenco dance workshop! Participants will learn the history and basic techniques of Flamenco dancing. Then, the choreographer James Zager and professional flamenco dancers will teach an excerpt from a dance from the production, accompanied by virtuoso flamenco guitarists. No dance experience necessary!

Please RSVP to nnelson@milwaukeerep.com


Milwaukee Screenwriting

The Zen in the Art of Screenwriting : I

Milwaukee’s Only Professional Screenwriting Workshop series

starts Aug 8th 2016

Learn the Screenwriting from the roots up whether you are just starting or a seasoned veteran. Penetrate between the lines of the page and self to transcend stories with harmonizing strength.

Create a short, feature, or pilot while studying the essentials of formatting, 4-dimensional characters, hooks, distillation, polish, pitching, and any other questions answered.

Taught by Sam Kozel, Professional Screenwriter, Producer and Guest Lecturer at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for the Acting for Camera program.

http://www.milwaukeerep.com/Engage–Learn/Education-Programs/Meet-the-Education-Staff/

Sam has been working in the film industry for over 12 years.  He currently runs the non-profit movie studio Film Freed based in Milwaukee, WI and helps produce filmmakers’ projects and assist student filmmakers.

Sam currently has two feature films in development in LA.  The first of which, “Cancer Kids”, reached the top 5% of the Blacklist in 2015, is slated for production in September, is being tracked by Sundance, and is currently in the running for Sundance’s Catalyst Lab.

The second “Goldblooded” won first place in the Screencraft Winter 2015 Short Film Production Fund for $10,000 and a feature version is in the works for 2017.

https://screencraft.org/2016/03/03/announcing-winter-2015-short-film-production-fund-recipients/

Location: The Underground Collaborative (http://ucmke.com/)

161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203 (Lower Level, Under TJ MAXX)

https://www.facebook.com/UndergroundCollaborative/

Starting: August 8th, Monday  6:30-8:30

Six sessions – (Every Monday Til Sept 12th,  – Except Labor day)

Aug 8
Aug 15
Aug 22
Aug 29
Sept 6 (Tues)
Sept 12

Price: 150

(Contact us for Student Prices)

 

To sign-up fill out the form on this website: http://www.filmfreed.org/screenwritingworkshop/

More info: Sam@filmfreed.org

 

 


CapoFerro

A level one class instructing in the techniques of rapier and dagger. Students will learn all moves necessary for level 1 certification with Dueling Arts International; Including footwork, parries, cuts, thrusts, and prises de fer.  The class is taught by associate instructors JJ Gatesman and Kara Penrose. The class will consist of 3 sessions in the gym at Plymouth church located at  2717 E Hampshire St, Milwaukee, WI 53211.

The 3 classes will occur July 10, 17, 24  promptly at 6pm and will culminate in a choreographed combat scene.

Tuition: is $100 with an additional $50 weapon rental fee due by Friday July 1st. Certification is optional and will require an additional fee. Payment accepted through Paypal.  Email Jgatesman6@gmail.com to register and to receive an invoice.

Close fingered gloves (like tennis or batting glove), tennis shoes, and athletic wear are required.


knife class

STAGE COMBAT CLASS – KNIFE BASICS hosted by the Bard & Bourbon Theatre Company

A 5-week Monday night workshop in theatrical knife fighting technique taught by Christopher Elst, Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International (DAI).

Knife fights appear frequently onstage and in film and combine close weapons work with unarmed technique. This workshop will provide the foundational skills you need, along with a focus on safety, partnering, and storytelling. Plus it’s some of the most fun you can have while sober.

Completing this workshop will provide 15 hours toward Certification in Knife offered by The Society of American Fight Directors. If enough participants are interested in completing their certification, we will work with Chris to schedule a second 15 hour workshop later this year.

Classes are Mondays from 6:30-9:30, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, and 9 at Summerfield United Methodist Church, 728 E. Juneau Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Cost is only $80, due by the start of the first class. Class size is limited so sign up early!

To sign up, email info@bardandbourbon.com with your name, address, and phone number. Payment can be made via paypal atPaypal.me/BardandBourbon/80 or by check or cash at the start of the first class. Checks should be made out to Katie Merriman.

Sign up is on a first-come first-served basis and considered completed only when payment has been received. Those who have not paid by the beginning of the workshop will not be able to participate.