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Milwaukee Repertory Theater is on the hunt for a “Tiny Tim” capable of delivering the most memorable and spirited line in  A Christmas Carol – “God Bless us everyone!”  In addition to the role of Tiny Tim, 15-18 other Young performer roles are available.  Young performers of all ethnicities, ages 7 – 17, are encouraged to audition for the rare opportunity of performing alongside seasoned professionals in this Milwaukee Holiday tradition.


Parents who would like their children to audition should fill out the electronic submission form via Google Forms at this link –


All submissions are due by Friday, May 25 at 5pm.


Auditions will be held on Saturday, June 2. Those chosen from submitted materials will be notified of an audition time and receive materials to prepare for the audition. Callbacks will be held later in the day. No one will be seen without an appointment.


A Christmas Carol rehearses Tuesdays through Sundays from November 6 to November 26 and performs November 25 – December 24 at the Pabst Theater.  Please note that young performers will need to miss school for technical rehearsals and matinee performances.


For additional questions, please contact Dylan K. Sladky, Artistic Administrator, at or via phone at 414-290-5391


Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s hit new A Christmas Carol adaptation, written by Artistic Director Mark Clements, is a tale of love, hope and  redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects.  A Christmas Carol runs November 25 – December 24, 2018 in the Historic Pabst Theater. It is a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care.




I am seeking actors to serve as standardized patients for the physician assistant students. The students are in their didactic year of their medical training, and need practice taking a patient history, conducting a physical exam, formulating a plan and sharing that with the patient, and providing patient education.


Below are dates and times that I need help, along with the theme of the patient encounter. The PA program pays $20 per hour for the time spent as standardized patients on campus. We do not pay for travel time.  We will have you fill out a W-9 and we will send a check to you with your payment, as all checks for Concordia are cut from one office.


Our PA students are eager learners, and are excited to work with standardized patients. So far they have only practiced their skills on other students and the mannequins in our simulation lab.


Date/time Topic Length of each encounter
Tuesday 2-27-18,    1-3pm Microbiology (such as sinus infection, pneumonia, etc.) 20 minute simulation with 5-10 min debrief after each simulation (same scenario with all 4 students)
Tuesday 3-20-18,   1-3pm Cardiac- likely chest pain or rapid heart beat 20 minute simulation with 5-10 min debrief after each simulation (same scenario with all 4 students)
Tuesday 4-17-18,  1-3pm Sexually transmitted infections

Note- the student will ONLY be conducting a sexual history and history of the present illness of either vaginal or penile discharge after intercourse with a new partner.

There is NO physical exam.


20 minute simulation with 5-10 min debrief after each simulation (same scenario with all 4 students)
Tuesday 5-08-18,    1-3pm Explaining lab results to a patient, and providing pertinent patient education.

Multiple topics- depends on how many actors can help- but topics will range from urine test, CBC, kidney function tests, EKG result, etc.

NO physical exam.

PA faculty will be observing the students in these stations

10 minute simulations, with 5 min debrief after each simulation (same lab result scenario with all 8 students)




Thank you so much for considering or for passing on this information to your theatre colleagues! Your participation in educating the next generation of health care providers is greatly appreciated! I will send more details to those who are interested in participating.


I will be in need of standardized patients for other future courses, so if you are interested, but are unable to help on the above dates, please let me know!


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.



Pollyanna Kabara



Pollyanna Kabara, MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Professor

Academic Coordinator

Physician Assistant Studies

Concordia University Wisconsin

(262) 243-2016

This just came across my desk.  If interested see the contact info below.



Hi Kate,


I thought I would reach out to you at First Stage as a good contact for my inquiry.  Our company has scheduled a few children’s events at a local mall in Milwaukee in January and February and I am in need of hiring actors for costume character roles.  We’d love to have someone with previous costume experience, but it’s not required.  We just need them to be comfortable in a full body costume and be very expressive with their movements and poses.  Here’s a list of available positions:


January 13 – 4 actors needed – event runs from 11AM to 3PM

2 actors for costume talent – need to be approximately 5’2” to 5’5” with medium build.  Compensation is $125 per actor

2 actors for handlers/escorts – no height requirements – need to present a friendly, outgoing image and will assist costume talent getting dressed and to be with at all times in public – $100 per actor


January 27 – 1 actor needed – event runs from 11AM to 3PM

1 actor for costume talent – needs to be approximately 5’2” to 5’6” with medium build.  Compensation is $125.


February 10 – 1 actor needed – event runs from 11AM to 3PM

1 actor for costume talent – needs to be approximately 5’6” to 5’10” with medium build.  Compensation is $125.


February 24 – 4 actors needed – event runs from 11AM to 3PM

2 actors for costume talent – need to be approximately 5’2” to 5’5” with medium build.  Compensation is $125 per actor

2 actors for handlers/escorts – no height requirements – need to present a friendly, outgoing image and will assist costume talent getting dressed and to be with at all times in public – $100 per actor


I’d be grateful if you were able to post or distribute this to your acting community.  If I should be directing this opportunity to another contact at First Stage, I’d appreciate if you would kindly advise.  I welcome any questions you may have and thank you in advance for your time and assistance.  Happy New Year!





Paul Jacob / President


The Entertainment Business LLC

Office: 215.493.2500 x1  /  Fax: 215.493.2507

written by Shirley Lauro​
directed by Abigail Stein

Amid the anti-war protests of the 1960s were 15,000 women who felt it was their patriotic duty and honor to aid soldiers fighting overseas in Vietnam. This play follows six women on a tumultuous journey – as they enthusiastically enlist in the military, through the horrors they faced in the war zone, and the reintegration back into American culture.

Performances will be from April 20 – 29, 2018.

The rehearsal schedule will vary, beginning late February through the run of the show. It may include weekends, based on cast availability.

MARTHA (22-42) – Strong, self-composed, aura of self-discipline, military bearing. American, almost pioneer in feeling

MARY JO (17-37) – Outgoing, bubbly personality. Texas accent. Sexy; a funny comedienne quality, but sad inside. Must be skillful guitarist and singer.
SISSY (20-40) – Sweet, feminine, outgoing. Sense of fun. Also sense of harmony and warmth to personality.
WHITNEY (21 – 41) – Withdrawn, contained. Very aristocratic in bearing and quality. A Vassar graduate.
LEEANN (20 – 40) – Asian or Amerasian. Strong, tough, determine in nature. An urban, hip quality to her personality.
STEELE (35 – 55) – African-American. Extremely strong, military bearing. Very intelligent, outgoing, great sense of humor. A pragmatist. Southern.
AMERICAN MEN (18 – 60) – Very American looking. Versatile actor for a variety of roles.

*Please note that the six women are seen over a twenty year period, from the 1960s to the present. The actors portraying these roles will also play a variety of other parts throughout the piece from military personnel to friends, relatives, and acquaintances. One male actor plays all male roles. Veterans are strongly encouraged to audition.

-While a headshot and resume is not required, it is strongly recommended.
-Please bring a monologue to present. If not, one will be provided for you. In addition, prepare to share a personal story about a time you’ve felt scared. You may also be asked to do a cold reading from the script.
-There will be a short movement portion to the audition, please wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move.
-If you are auditioning for the role of Mary Jo, bring a guitar and American Folk song to present during our audition.

To book a slot, use the link below:

And Comes Safe Home performance on Thursday September 29th, 2016 at the UWM Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Actors, theater educators, theater practitioners:


Feast of Crispian, Inc. (Shakespeare with Veterans) is a non-profit organization that uses acting skills and Shakespeare to support service veterans that are working through the challenges of PTSD and reintegration issues. We are looking for theater people who are interested in joining us in this rigorous, powerful and rewarding work.


Please, join us on May 22 in the Colectivo Back Room (2211 N Prospect) from 6 PM to

8 PM. Information and demonstration. Free food!


For more information go to:

Questions & RSVP: Contact us at


Cooperative Performance Milwaukee


“aLL wRoNG”

Being wrong, making mistakes, failing over and over: this is the definition of being alive. Why are we embarrassed and fearful of the inevitability of our own fallibility? We might see instead that mankind’s biggest errors have led to the biggest discoveries. A series of vignettes in Treteau form, performers carry the audience through rapidly changing environments and stories in extremely confined space using their bodies and movement. Devised and directed by Joelle Worm, Kirk Thomsen, and Posy Knight.

What is Treteau form?

Treteau is a theatrical form that can be achieved without extraneous elements. From a French word for “platform,” treteaux consists of a small, 4 x 6 ft. stage on which four to seven actors are confined to perform, usually without set or proprs, condensing the elements of rhythm, space, gesture, and text.


This performance will be performed in multiple venues with different state times. Please pay special attention to the venue/time you plan to attend. This piece is structured with elements of improvisation making each show a unique experience. Check it out more than once!

Performance Dates and Venues

LOCATION #1 – DANCEWORKS, 1661 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

April 28th, 2017 at 8:30pm

April 29th, 2017 at 7:30pm


LOCATION #2 – BEST PLACE, 901 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233

May 4th, 2017 at 7:30pm


LOCATION #3 – CHARLES ALLIS, 801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

May 5th, 2017 at 7:30pm



$15 general seating


Angel Alexander, Miriam Atinsky, Posy Knight, Kristina Krueger, Andrea Moser, Chad Piechowski, Tikvah Schlissel, Zaila Schlissel, Zach Schorsch, Kirk Thomsen, Joelle Worm

Facebook Event page:

Ticketing Website:

Company Website:




Production Title: Double Daggers

Union/Non: Non

Production Type: Commercial Production Length: 1 day

Production Location: Milwaukee

Director: Chad Halvorsen

Producers: TC Dewitt, Chad Halvorsen, Cory Kaseman Contact:,

Compensation: None/Meals/Craft Services

Shooting Schedule: Saturday, March 25th 2017 7AM-5PM


Double Daggers Artisan Emporium is a veteran-owned comic, gaming, and collectibles shop in Kenosha, WI. These 4 :15-:20 second spots are being produced as a donation to help their marketing. The spots will feature fantastic characters from fiction, working in a mundane office setting.

Open roles:

Craig/Cara: 20’s-30s – Superman/Supergirl type. Heroic features with nerdy glasses and a suit.

Fairy Tale Dwarves: Ideally children in fake beards. 7 of them, we hope. Also open to a Tolkienesque warrior dwarf.

Queen: 30+ Female. Regal, royal, with a dainty handwave.

Space Marine: 20+ Female. A badass female space marine (think Sgt Calhoun from Wreck-It Ralph)

Narb Glarb: Narb Glarb is an alien. This will probably require wearing heavy makeup or a mask.

Nash: 20s-30s- Office hiring manager who wants to “Catch ’em all.”

Kerri/Gary: 20s- A potential new hire at the office.

Various office extras: Any age/look. Background people doing office work.

Announcing auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH

Auditions: Monday, April 3rd 6:30-9 – sign up to reserve an audition time
Callbacks: Wednesday, April 5th 6:30-10:30 (may end earlier)

To reserve an audition time, visit:
This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting. Actors of all types are encouraged to audition. The role of MacDuff is cast; all other parts are available. Many roles will require drinking but non-drinking roles are available. MACBETH performs May 25-28. Rehearsals begin April 17. All actors interested in roles which require sword fighting must attend fight class (at no cost) on: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6 from 6-9 on Fri/Sat, and 7-10 on Thurs.
Auditions will be held at the Underground Collaborative on the lower level of the Shops of Grand Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Please prepare a classical monologue of no more than 2 minutes and bring a headshot and resume. You may also be asked to read from the script. Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to your audition to sign in and fill out a short form.
For more information contact

Cooperative Performance Milwaukee presents  Poe’s Ghosts adapted by Catherine Friesen and Don Russell. This is the second production of CPM’s first season. Performances will be held at Shaker’s Bar.
Poe’s Ghosts
Adapted by Catherine Friesen and Don Russell

October 2014

Poe’s Ghosts brings the poems of Edgar Allen Poe to life through shadow puppetry. This haunted holiday offering will lead audiences through creepy chambers where several of Poe’s poems (including The Raven and The Tell Tale Heart) will be performed through shadow puppetry by the most macabre of performers.

The Cast:

Zach Mclain

Eric Scherrer

Sally Staats

Tawnie Thompson

Where: Shaker’s 422 S 2nd street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Dates: October 15-18, 22-25, 29-Nov1 (2 shows each night at 7:30pm and 9pm)


Wednesday, October 15- 7:30pm and 9pm (opening night)

Thursday, October 16-7:30pm and 9pm

Friday, October 17-7:30pm and 9pm

Saturday, October 18-7:30pm and 9pm

Wednesday, October 22-7:30pm and 9pm

Thursday, October 23-7:30pm and 9pm

Friday, October 24-7:30pm and 9pm

Saturday, October 25-7:30pm and 9pm

Wednesday, October 29-7:30pm and 9pm

Thursday, October 30-7:30pm and 9pm

Friday, October 31-7:30pm and 9pm

Saturday,November 1-7:30pm and 9pm


Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the following websites: and



We strive to maintain a dynamic, cooperative community founded on direct, ongoing dialogue between artists and audience.  This organization is committed to providing space for innovative works of art and technologies to be conceived, tested, and developed for the purpose of contributing extraordinary performance to the local, regional, national, and global community.

For more information about Cooperative Performance Milwaukee, membership, training opportunities, and future productions please visit the following link:, or contact


2014 Auditions

“Proof” & “The Bachelors”

Auditions for David Auburn’s “Proof,” directed by Bruce Bradley and Rick Kinnebrew & Martha Meyer’s Original Play “The Bachelors,” directed by Andrew Lonsdale will be Friday, June 27 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday, June 28 10:00am-2:00pm at the Shake Rag Alley Quonset Hut, at the corner of Commerce St & Hwy 23 in Mineral Point.

Actors will be asked to read from the script. It is not necessary to prepare a monologue ahead of time. However, we do ask that you schedule an audition time with producer Ainsley Anderson

For “Proof” there are 4 roles available:
Catherine: 20’s-30’s, brilliant, exhausted, depressed slacker daughter who has been taking care of her father during his illness
Claire: 30’s-early 40’s, Catherine’s older sister, business-like, determined – has been supporting her sister and father
Robert: 50’s-70’s, Catherine & Claire’s brilliant mathematician father whose illness has turned the family upside down
Harold (Hal) Dobbs: 20’s-30’s, Robert’s student who befriends Catherine

You may review “Proof” audition sides by clicking the links below:

“The Bachelors”
For “The Bachelors” there are 6 roles available:

William Gundry – 70’s, wealthy, owner of Orchard Lawn
Bob Neal – 30’s, gay, freshly back from London
Edgar Hellum – 30’s, muscular, builder/carpenter
Marjorie King & Hat Lady – 60’s, wealthy, sister of William
Betty Cass & Sally – 30’s, writer for Madison Day by Day
Aunt Nelly – 60’s, Bob’s aunt from Dubuque

You may review “The Bachelors” auditions sides here.

If you have additional questions regarding auditions please contact Managing Artistic Director Ainsley Anderson: