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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


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



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 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  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.)

Voices Found Repertory is looking for 2 male actors for the world premiere of THEATRE GAMES, a thriller by Pharyne Stephney. Performances will run May 3-13 at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative. Rehearsals will take place MWF from 6-9pm and Sundays from 3-5pm starting March 19.


BILL: Late 40s through 50s, any race. Distant, never-satisfied patron of the arts. Head of a crime organization.


BRUTUS: College-age through 20s, African-American. Young and apparently experienced with Bill’s line of work, slightly neurotic.

THE STORY: Five Shakespeare characters, a princess, and a guy named Bill – stranded in an abandoned theatre. With no idea whose deaths are written and whose have been improvised, they must piece together the convoluted machinations of their boss before it’s too late.


Please email your resume, headshot (or recent photo of yourself), and contact information to director Jake Russell Thompson at For more about VFR, please visit our website at Thank you!


Voices Found Repertory has announced auditions for the final 2 shows in its inaugural season: Theatre Games by Pharyne Stephney, a world-premiere production, and Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Auditions will take place Saturday, March 4 from 12-4p and Sunday, March 5 from 12-4p at the Underground Collaborative.

Theatre Games  a fast-paced thriller about repression, masculinity, and psychopathy – will run May 3-13 at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative. Rehearsals will take place MWF from 6-9p starting March 19. Occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals will be scheduled based on need and availability.
Twelfth Night will run May 17-22 at the Arcade Theatre. Rehearsals will take place Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning March 21. Occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals will be scheduled based on need and availability.
Those interested in auditioning for Theatre Games should prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue (any genre). Those auditioning for Twelfth Night should prepare a 1-minute Shakespeare monologue of the opposite of their identifying gender. Details on the casting calls and character breakdowns are available here, along with sign-ups for 10-minute audition slots:

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Weekend Supervisor Position


The Broadway Theatre Center (BTC) Box Office is hiring a Weekend Supervisor. We provide ticketing and basic customer service to three theatre companies; Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks.  The box office is the first point of contact most patrons have with the BTC, and the Weekend Supervisor must provide the highest quality of customer service to not only our patrons, but to all theatre companies in the building. Hours are Friday and Saturday 11:30 – 8:15pm and Sundays 11:30 – 2:15pm, with the potential of picking up some weekday shifts.


Duties include: Opening and closing the Box Office, training new employees, processing reports, being main point of contact for front of the house during all weekend performances and providing the Box Office Manager with weekend feedback.


Prior Supervisor and/or Box Office experience preferred.


All Box Office employees receive 2 free tickets to every performance at the BTC. Please visit us at 158 N. Broadway between noon and 6pm Monday through Friday to fill out an application.


Part-Time Stage Manager – Kohl’s Wild Theater


Join the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s (ZSM) award winning professional theater program. Kohl’s Wild Theater (KWT) is a live, interactive, participatory theater–directed primarily to children–that uses drama, puppetry, humor and songs to help inspire children to 1) care more about our natural world, 2) learn ways to help animals here and around the world, and 3) take action to make a difference.


The Part-Time Stage Manager (SM) will lead teams of actors for daily performances at the Milwaukee County Zoo and on tour as part of the Kohl’s Wild Theater outreach program. This position reports to the full-time KWT Production Stage Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the daily performance schedule.
  • Primary representative of KWT and the ZSM to performance venues.
  • Organize and maintain all technical equipment used during a performance.
  • Liaison from the KWT professional actors to KWT management.
  • Primary driver of company vehicle to performance venues.
  • Operate sound equipment during performances.


Two years of professional training in stage management, technical theater, arts management, or related field is required. Undergraduate degree in stage management preferred. 1-2 years of professional stage management experience a plus.

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication with venue representatives and co-workers.
  • Leadership qualities to effectively manage a team.
  • Familiarity with Q-Lab software (both audio and video) is a plus.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance. Lifting responsibilities include setting up technical equipment for performances such as set pieces and a sound system.
  • Experience working in multiple areas of technical theater, including carpentry, costumes and sound board operation.
  • Availability to work 2-5 days per week with irregular shift times, including weekends.
  • Must have your own vehicle, valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
  • International applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Zoological Society sponsorship.

Start date: Late April, 2017. Start date is negotiable.

Hours: Approximately 18-24 hours per week after training and rehearsals. Most shifts are 4-5 hours long and occur between the hours of 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM. Shifts occur on both weekdays and weekends. Some shifts will be scheduled for evening hours. Work schedules are determined at least four weeks in advance. The stage management team can work around reasonable conflicts provided with four weeks’ notice.


  1. Email cover letter and resume to Reva Fox, KWT Production Stage Manager at In the subject line write “KWT SM Position” by February 17th, 2017.
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews to be held from March 6th-10th, 2017.





Dave McLellan

Theater Coordinator

Zoological Society of Milwaukee

10005 West Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: 414-258-5058 x429

Cell: 414-254-9936

Fax: 414-258-4004



Cooperative Performance Milwaukee is putting out a call for scripts for our second annual One Act Festival this upcoming June, but we need your help! Have a short you’ve been working on? Some original dance or movement composition you’d love to stage? Something else bold and exciting? We are taking submissions for one act scripts, dance, and movement pieces. These pieces are ideally between 10-15 minutes in length each and submissions are open to anyone from the Milwaukee theatre community and beyond. We want to hear what our talented artists have to offer so submit and spread the word!


If you would like your work to be included for consideration, don’t be shy! 
Please submit all works to: 
Don’t have an original work but have a burning desire to direct a part of the festival? E-mail us that too! Final submissions are ‪due by January 29th, 2017. More information on dates and locations to come!