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Saint Kate the Arts Hotel (formerly the Intercontinental)

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A New Day in Milwaukee

 

Auditions for a New Theater Company!

New Non-Equity Ensemble Needed—To take up an Artistic Residency at Saint Kate, the Arts Hotel

Join us for this ultra-exciting and special opportunity:

 

The Next Episode of Milwaukee Theater:

 

The Arc Theatre at Marcus’ Saint Kate Hotel

 

             *A 90-seat Black Box space in search of players to inhabit it! 

*A ground floor opportunity to launch an innovative artistic initiative!

*The high visibility location of the Milwaukee Center in a non-Equity venue! 

*After TenThe thrill of establishing a late-night One Act series!

*Secure (if you want) additional in-house employment in our 3 new restaurants and 2 new bars!

*Be a founding member of ARCO our Artist in Residence Company!

 

 

Saint Kate is seeking professional non-AEA actors to form or serve as a resident theater company. Auditions will be held by appointment on Tuesday, April 9th and Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at the Milwaukee Rep in the Milwaukee Center. Please prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue and be prepared to do selected scene work upon request at the time of the audition.

Contact our Director of Programming: JohnPrice@saintkatearts.com

 

At Saint Kate, abandon all doubt, and take the journey with us as we construct a one-of-its-kind hotel experience that is dedicated to the Performing Arts. We will be for the travelers, the artists, and the local community in equal measure. Here we will celebrate the Milwaukee seekers—inclusive, diverse, and collaborative. Our mission is to invite participation and expect change through the creative process. Build rapport with the Ensemble Process; Act with Dancers, Dance with Actors, Portray Comedy and Improv to your heart’s delight! There is no greater purpose than coming together to express and evolve.

The work will begin as early as May 13, 2019 for Ensemble Members. The hotel will open on Tuesday June 4. Others could be considered as adjunct members who will be called upon based on need and availability. Ensemble Members will receive monthly stipends up to $1200, based on responsibilities within the group. The needs of our hotel will require 20-30 collective hours of weekly presence. (not for each member) Presence will consist of scheduled performances, rehearsals, demonstrations, or a variety of interactive experiences with patrons.


are you on the fringe

Interested in presenting artistic work in the 4th Annual Milwaukee Fringe Festival?

Awesome! Submissions are NOW OPEN!

WWW.MKEFRINGE.COM/SUBMISSIONS

 

What are we Looking For?

The Milwaukee Fringe Festival is a unique multi-faceted performing and visual art festival and we

hope to include art from various disciplines from Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond! We

are looking for live theatre, one person shows, dance, live music, visual artists, and performance

art! Submissions are judged and selected for the Fringe Fest based primarily on: originality,

creativity, and professionalism.

Have an idea for a show but it’s not created yet? Tell us what we can expect! Provide us with as

much information as possible. If you only have a concept for a show, elaborate on what you would

want the show to be including themes and subject matter. You can include a video of your performance

or style, talk about your vision and tell us if your video is what we will see on stage, or just an example

of the art you can do.

Applying to the Fringe

It’s easy. Read all of our information provided here and then go ahead and fill out our online application. (Note that we are unable to accept late applications.) Submissions are accepted starting

February 2, 2019 and the final deadline is March 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. Application fee is $25. Your completed application and payment of submission fee are due no later than the final deadline of

March 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Accepted performances will require a production fee to be paid to help cover costs of the venue, but artists will be paid back a percentage of ticket sales (many artists from last year made a profit on their shows.)

Outdoor performances will not be charged a production fee, but outdoor shows aren’t ticketed, so they will not receive a percentage of ticket sales.

  • A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to cover the production fee. You can indicateyour need for this on the application form.

Please complete one application per project/company wishing to join in the Milwaukee Fringe Festival!

(Submission fees from applicants not admitted to the festival are non-refundable.)

Returning performers already familiar with the process can submit here.

Basic Information

  • The Milwaukee Fringe Festival performance dates are Friday, August 23rd Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th, 2019.
  • The application fee is $25.
  • All applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by April 15th, 2019.
  • Production fee for indoor performances (Vogel Hall and Todd Wehr Theatre) is $215.

There is no production fee for outdoor performers, roving performers or visual art. Fee paid upon acceptance into the festival no later than May 1st. Please read our Letter to Participants.

  • The MKE Fringe will include artists and artwork from as many domains as possible (ie. theater,dance, music, performance art, painting, sculpting, & mixed media).

What You’ll Get

  • One or two performances in the Milwaukee Fringe Festival.
  • A professional-grade venue with a standard light plot and sound capabilities.
  • Indoor performances will include professional technicians to run tech during your show, a Stage

Manager, Ushers and support staff.

  • A short tech time to set lighting, sound levels and cues.
  • Promotional information on the Fringe and venue for your show.
  • Listings on all official Fringe schedules, website and social media.
  • Distribution of your show’s information to press (when applicable).
  • Artist passes for you and your cast to see other Milwaukee Fringe shows for free.

What You Are Responsible For?

  • Submitting a complete application and paying the submission fee on or before the deadline.
  • Finding/creating your show. This includes actors, performers, musicians, directors.
  • Any payment arrangements for your cast.
  • Acquiring any necessary rights or permissions for your show.
  • Providing costumes, props, set pieces, and cues for your show.
  • Marketing your show! (We work to get people out to the Fringe, but it is your job to grab attention and build your audience.)

Please keep in mind that the Milwaukee Fringe Festival is different than producing your own show.

Your show is part of a greater picture – more than 40 different events in 2 days. We take care of the

venue rental, production staff, scheduling and ticketing. The Fringe schedule and event runs at a fast

pace, and our timeline is compressed. Reasonable requests in other circumstances could be anunrealistic request in the Fringe. There are so many shows and venues within the Fringe. We need youto trust in, and comply with, our guidelines and rules to keep everything running smoothly. We ask you

be professional, on time and prepared for a great weekend!

Companies, directors, and/or shows that do not follow the rules will need to be removed from the

festival. Keep in mind, this may result in the forfeiture of the submission fee, production fee,

performance slots, and other work put towards your Fringe Fest show.


Theatre Nervosa presents THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)

By Will Eno

Directed by John Schneider

Featuring A.J. Magoon

 

March 20 – 23

All performances at 7:30 p.m.

Located at The Underground Collaborative (on the lower level of the Grand Avenue Mall)

161 West Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53203

 

He’s just like you, only worse. On a particular night, Thom Pain finds himself on a particular stage in front of a particular audience. His goal? Save his life. Save your life. Explain it all. His obstacle? A speck of dust. A familiar face in the third row. The fact that he’s living through it all.

 

Playwright Will Eno has been called “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.” Now, his Off-Broadway smash hit—a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama—finds itself in a new pair of deftly fumbling hands in Milwaukee.

 

General Admission tickets $15

Artist/Student tickets $10

 

Buy tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thom-pain-based-on-nothing-tickets-54621627759

 

Performance runtime is approximately 75 minutes. Suggested for audiences 18 years and up. Contains instances of strong language and ennui.

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We open this delightful play this Friday. Come play with us.

MARCH 8 – MARCH 24

at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Directions

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…”

When Rosalind is banished from her uncle Duke Frederick’s court, she must flee into the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and the fool Touchstone. There, they encounter clowns, noblemen, and even Rosalind’s new love Orlando – who will need to learn a few things before he will deserve her. One of Shakespeare’s greatest and most beloved comedies, AS YOU LIKE IT is filled with music, love, laughter, and reminders of what is most important in this world.

Performance runtime is approximately two hours and fifteen minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 12+

https://www.firststage.org/Shows–Events/2018-2019-Season/As-You-Like-It/


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CONTACT: Kellie Wambold

651.263.1055 or wambold27@gmail.com

February 27, 2019 – (Milwaukee) The Constructivists, a new Milwaukee Non-Equity Theater Company, are thrilled to announce their official second season – including a rarely produced dark comedy from an American legend and a noir techno-thriller from one of the most popular contemporary female playwrights.

 

 

THE CONSTRUCTIVISTS SEASON TWO (2019-20)

THE GOD OF HELL, BY SAM SHEPARD | Fall of 2019

Directed by Jaimelyn Gray

Emma and Frank live a quiet life with their cows in the heart of Wisconsin. They don’t expect anything exciting to come from taking in their friend Haynes, but when secret agent Welch comes looking for Haynes, this slice of American heartland is turned into a place of paranoia and unspeakable horror. A rarely staged dark comedy, Sam Shepard’s play written in response to our government’s reaction to 9/11 is now more timely than ever.

“The God of Hell” will be staged at The Underground Collaborative. Full dates, cast, and production information will be released as is becomes available.

 

THE NETHER, BY JENNIFER HALEY | Spring 2020

Directed by Jaimelyn Gray

One of the most requested plays in recent years, popular female playwright Jennifer Haley blurs reality into a virtual realm known as the Nether. This new form of the internet allows anyone to indulge in their deepest longings, but some realms dive into the most unsavory sexual desires. Detective Morris interrogates members of a realm known as The Hideaway, digging into the emotional consequences of allowing even the imagination to entertain the darkest desires.

 

“The Nether” will be staged at a performance location to be determined. Full dates, cast, and production information will be released as is becomes available.

 

SEASON AUDITIONS

 

The Constructivists will hold season auditions this spring. More information will be announced in the coming weeks, or go to www.theconstructivists.org for updates.

 


KohlsWildTheater

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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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 Theater Production Supervisor.

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.
  • Communicate with KWT management about any need for technical repairs.
  • Participate in maintenance and fixing of technical equipment.
  • Liaison from the KWT professional actors to KWT management.
  • Primary driver of company vehicle to performance venues.
  • Operate sound equipment during performances.

REQUIREMENTS

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: Mid-May, 2019. Start date is negotiable.

Hours: Approximately 15-25 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 six weeks’ notice.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Email cover letter and resume to Reva Fox, KWT Theater Production Supervisor at revaf@zoosociety.org. In the subject line write “KWT SM Position” by March 19, 2019.
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews to be held in April, 2019.

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at the Zoological Society of Milwaukee

 

Kohl’s Wild Theater (KWT) is seeking experienced professional actors to join the KWT acting company. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 12th and Tuesday, March 19th. Actors in the KWT Company perform multiple roles in a variety of plays and musicals for young audiences. Experience with musical theater, puppetry, and comedy improv is a plus. For the audition, please prepare one contemporary musical theatre songs (16-32 bar cut) as well as a contemporary one-minute monologues. Additional material will be supplied upon inquiry. An accompanist will be provided.

 

Actors will be considered for the spring/summer season with rehearsals beginning on Tuesday, April 23rd. Different actors will be selected for different start dates based on availability and casting needs.

 

Auditions will be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, actors should send their headshot and resume to KWT Manager of Artistic Direction, Zach Woods, at zacharyw@zoosociety.org and write “audition” in the subject line.

 

Program Information:

 

Kohl’s Wild Theater is a professional theater for young audiences that is a part of the education department of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Using drama, puppetry, and music, KWT teaches lessons on environmental conservation and the importance of caring for animals. KWT performs seven days per week during the summer months at the Milwaukee County Zoo and other venues in the community. During the school year, KWT tours to schools and other community organizations within a one-hour radius of the Zoo.

 

If cast, actors must have most daytimes available for rehearsals and performances. During the school year, most performance shifts occur on the weekdays between 6:30 AM and 4:30 PM. During the summer months, performances occur on weekdays and weekends. Once hired, actors join our part-time staff of professional actors that learn multiple shows and roles in a repertory format. Company members typically work 15-25 hours per week. Rehearsal and performance schedules are typically released four weeks in advance. Starting pay is $12 per hour. Additional benefits include flexible scheduling and professional development workshops.

 

Please visit www.wildtheater.org for more information.


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The Constructivists are currently seeking a Non-Equity Stage Manager for the Midwest Premiere of “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This.” Interested persons should send an email with their resume to info@theconstructivists.org. There is a stipend available, and this is a great opportunity to work with the Best New Theatre in Milwaukee (Milwaukee Magazine).

 

Important Dates:

First production/first read-through: Around Monday, February 11, 2019 (Based on Availability)
Rehearsals: Monday, February 11 – Saturday, March 23, 2019
Two designer runs: Dates TBA based on availability
Load in: Sunday, March 24, 2019, time TBA, but likely 12-6pm
Tech: Monday, March 25 (10/12, if possible); Tuesday & Wednesday, March 26, 27, 5-11pm; Thursday, March 28, Final Invited Dress, 5-11pm
Opening Night: Friday, March 29, 7:30pm, 6pm call
Run: Friday, March 29 – Saturday, April 13, 2019, Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 4pm
Strike: Sunday, April 14, 2019, time TBA

 

More information about The Constructivsts can be found at theconstructivists.org.


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Theater RED Invites Milwaukee to “Be Italian!” with NINE the Musical

Directed by Theater RED’s New Artistic Associate, Eric Welch

 

Che bello! Theater RED proudly announces a new addition to the company! Eric Welch joins Theater RED as Artistic Associate following his collaboration with the company in June of 2018 for the Wisconsin premiere of I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS. Eric Welch directed this one-woman comedic romp as a co-production with his theater company, Untitled Productions.

 

The great secret of NINE is that it took “8½” and became an essay on the power of women by answering the question, ‘What are women to men?’ And NINE tells you: they are our mothers, our sisters, our teachers, our temptresses, our judges, our nurses, our wives, our mistresses, our muses.

– Maury Yeston

 

Be Italian! New Theater RED Artistic Associate Eric Welch will direct NINE the musical, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Arthur Kopit, in January of 2019. Reimagined with a cast of nine (9) women and one (1) man, NINE brings Theater RED alumni and newcomers together for a courageous, no-frills production that brings the core of Guido’s crisis to audiences up-close in Sunset Playhouse’s intimate Studio Theater.

 

Based on Italian director Federico Fellini’s comic masterpiece of biographical filmmaking, “8 ½”, Yeston’s sultry musical follows the life of world-famous film director Guido Contini as he prepares his latest picture. Contini is also, after recent box office failures, drifting towards a nervous breakdown. Contini has turned 40 and faces two crises: he has to shoot a film for which he can’t write the script, and his wife of 20 years, film star Luisa del Forno, may leave him if he can’t pay more attention to his marriage. As it turns out, it is the same crisis. Luisa’s efforts to talk to him seem to be drowned out by voices in his head: voices of women in his life, speaking through the walls of his memory: insistent, flirtatious, irresistible, potent. These are the women Guido loved, and from whom he derived the entire vitality of a creative life, now as stalled as his marriage. As his sanity disintegrates, he drifts into nostalgic reverie, eventually focusing on the formative sexual encounter of his life, which occurred at the age of 9.

 

Dates (three performances only):                Friday, January 25 at 7:30 PM Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 PM Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: $20 General Admission

Order online at https://sunsetplayhouse.com/shows/nine or by calling 262-782-4430

 

Location: Sunset Playhouse Studio Theater, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI 53122

 

Stage Direction: Music Direction: Choreography:
Eric Welch Lydia Rose Eiche Ashley Patin
Featuring:
Timothy J. Barnes as Guido Marcee Doherty-Elst as Serraghina Jennifer Larson as Mama Maddelena
Rae Elizabeth Paré as Luisa SaraLynn Evenson as Lilliane Le Fleur Hannah Esch as Our Lady of the Spa
Samantha Sostarich as Carla Laura McDonald as Guido’s Mother Carrie Gray as Lina Darling
Kara Ernst-Schalk as Claudia Marcee Doherty-Elst as Stephanie  

 

About NINE

NINE is a musical, initially created and written by Maury Yeston as a class-project in Lehman Engel’s BMI

Music Theatre Workshop in 1973. It was later developed with a book by Mario Fratti, and then again with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story is based also on Frederico Fellini’s semi- autobiographical film . It focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and facing a mid-life crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early 1960s Venice.

 

The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, and starred Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and has enjoyed a number of revivals. The 2003

Broadway revival featured a star-studded cast: Antonio Banderas, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chita Rivera, Jane Krakwoski and Laura Benanti, and won 2 Tony Awards itself, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Jane Krakowski).

 

The movie [] has a phenomenal impact on me when I saw it as a teenager when it first came out. I was fascinated with Guido who was going through his second adolescence when I was going through my first! As I grew I began to realize that there was room to explore the reacting of the inner workings of the women in Guido’s wake…I think that’s what opened the gateways of creativity for NINE – to hear from these extraordinary women.

– Maury Yeston to the New York Times

 

About the Title

Fellini entitled his film 8 ½ in recognition of his prior body of work, which included six full-length films, two

short films, and one that he co-directed. Yeston’s title for the musical adaptation adds another half-credit to Fellini’s output and refers to Guido’s age during his first hallucination sequence. Yeston called the musical NINE, explaining that if you add music to , “it’s like half a number more.”

 

Getting There

The intimate 88-seat Studio Theater is located at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove, WI and is the sister

performance space to their larger 299-seat Furlan Auditorium. Sunset Playhouse is in the heart of the Elm Grove shopping district at 700 Wall Street with ample free parking available in their spacious parking lot. Sunset Playhouse is easily acceptable for patrons coming from all corners of the world (even Italy!). Visit https:// sunsetplayhouse.com/contact/map-directions for detailed, localized directions from the West, North, South, and East of Southeastern WI.

 

About Theater RED: Theater RED produces theater in Southeastern Wisconsin. Each production addresses three founding tenets: Substantial roles for women, growth in craft for artists, and support for new playwrights.

 

For more information: www.theaterred.com and www.sunsetplayhouse.com

For further information, contact: Marcee Doherty-Elst 414-617-0132 marcee@theaterred.com

 

 

Be Italian with Theater RED in January 2019!

 


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ALL IN PRODUCTIONS

is pleased to present:

 

WHAT IS WAIP?

 

Recorded once a month, WAIP is an ongoing semi-serialized variety show podcast produced by All In Productions. WAIP follows the exploits within a failing fictional Milwaukee radio station along with various episodic programming, parodies, skits and other outlandish content thrown in for good measure.

 

NEXT RECORDING:   Sunday January 27, 2018 Live Recording Begins @ 7:00pm at In Tandem Theatre, 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233 (Subsequent recordings are once a month on the final Sunday.)  Listen to all episodes of WAIP here https://soundcloud.com/aipmke

 

Directed and conceptualized by Adam Qutaishat, WAIP features some of Milwaukee’s finest established and up-and-coming talent by area actors, artists, and writers. Each episode of WAIP also features a special guest interview with a Milwaukee area theatre professional. Previous theatre guests include Ray Jivoff (Skylight Music Theatre), David Cecsarini (Next Act Theatre), Jill Anna Ponasik and Danny Brylow (Milwaukee Opera Theatre), Alyson Chavez (Milwaukee Ballet), Matt Kemple (Milwaukee Comedy Festival), Zach Thomas Woods (Kohl’s Wild Theatre), Marcee Doherty Elst (Theatre RED), Jason Powell (Milwaukee Metro Voices), Eric Welch (Untitled Productions), Alexis Forseth and Hannah Kubiak (Voices Found Repertory), Composer Paula Foley Tillen, and Jake Brockman and Kyle Conner (Forge Theatre).

 

Content of WAIP stretches from the ridiculous to the inexplicable and includes:

The struggling exploits of WAIP’s employees presented in sitcom-esque fashion.

All Arcadians, an ongoing fantasy satire.

The Worsener, a superhero parody series.

Time Ranger, a superhero parody series.

Dog Investigator, the hardboiled adventures of a canine detective and his past that just won’t leave him alone.

Other commercials, skits, radio plays and material include: Awkward Elevator Conversations, The Mournful Gene Lavender, Job Seekers, Robot Roommate, Long Tom Silvers, Packer Snackers, Fop on Pop, Court of the Dead, Inferior Flix, and Off Topic.

 

WHERE CAN YOU LISTEN TO WAIP?

 

Episodes of All In Productions’ WAIP are published bimonthly and can be heard worldwide free of charge on the music and audio platform SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/aipmke. It can also be found on iTunes, Stictcher, and more.

 

WHO PERFORMS WAIP?

 

WAIP regular and guest performers and writers include Tim Backes, Marcus Beyer, Becky Cofta, Kyle Conner, Hannah Esch, Alexis Furseth, Ana Gonzalez, Chris Goode, Kathryn Hausman, Hailey Hentz, Amanda J Hull, Mike Jones, Matthew Konkel, Hannah Kubiak, Beth Lewinski, Edward Lupella, Laura McDonald, Robby McGhee, Emmitt Morgans, Connor O’Hara, Rae Elizabeth Pare, Gage Patterson, Adam Qutaishat, Tim Rebers, David Sapiro, Zach Sharrock, Liz Shipe, Stephanie Staszak, Zach Thomas, Woods, Maddie Wakley, Hannah Shay, Casey Van Dam, Bob Zimmerman, Brant Allen, JJ Gatesman, and Ben Yela.

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Sound engineering and sound effects for WAIP are by Derek Buckles. WAIP is stage managed by Allison Kasprovich. Graphic design is by Cassie Pearson. Equipment for WAIP is provided Q Music, LLC.

 

WEBSITE: http://allin-mke.com/