AUDITION NOTICE: Forward Theater Company in Madison will hold general auditions for Non-Equity, adult actors (ages 16 and up) from 10:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday, June 24th. Actors will be considered for roles in the 2017 Wisconsin Wrights New Play Festival staged readings (performances are September 21-23), and for various roles in future seasons (our three main stage productions for 2017-18 season have been cast).

Please come prepared with a memorized, contemporary (post-1950), 2-minute monologue from any published play, and one copy of your headshot and resume. The auditions will be held at The Stream/Diane Ballweg Theatre on the Edgewood College campus in Madison, WI. For more details, and to reserve an audition slot, please visit:



Cabaret MKE is back for our third season and we’ll be putting on a brand new original trilogy, “Cabaret MKE presents: The Clockwork Man, episodes 1, 2, & 3.” If you are unfamiliar with our productions, our shows are based on radio shows of the 30’s and 40’s complete with host, house band, torch singer, jingles, news, domestic tips, guest comics, and no show would be complete without the radio play. Show Dates: episode 1 are September 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 24, 28, 29, 30, & Oct 1 / episode 2 are November 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, & 19 / episode 3 February 13, 14, 15, 16, & 17.

Auditions will be held June 3rd & 4th from 12:00-4:00pm at The Astor Pub, 924 E. Juneau Ave. Feel free to prepare a monologue however the primary audition will consist of reading from sides. We are auditioning all roles for episodes 1 and 2. Some roles carry through all 3 episodes and others play only in 1 or 2. Smaller roles will likely be combined and several involve light fight choreography.

Roles, episode 1
Pelonius Brigman, 25-40, male
Adelbert Brigman, 20-30, male
Taylor, 20-30, male
Hayes, 20-30, male
Double Duece, 20-30, male
Sinfan, 25-45, male
Dr Joeseph Boggs, 30-50, male, British
Diane Boggs, 30-50, female, British
Dr Charles Pendelton, 30-50, male, British
Dayva Patel, 30-50, male, East Indian
Kadambari Patel, 30-50, female, East Indian
Sriram, 20-40, male, East Indian

Roles, episode 2
Pelonius Brigman, 25-40, male
Sinfan, 25-45, male
Dr Joeseph Boggs, 30-50, male, British
Mary Winchel, 15-20, female
Magaret Winchel, 30-40, female
Franklin Winchel, 35-50, male
Lo Chen, 30-40, male, Chinese
Brothel Madam, 30-40, female, Chinese
Brothel Prostitute, 20-30, female, Chinese
Butler, 20-50, male
Constable, 20-40, male

Questions? Contact:
414 902 3895

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, several 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 send in their submission, which must include the young performer’s name, a recent photo, age, height and weight, a parent/guardian’s phone number and email address, and a brief note from the young performer telling the theater about themselves and why they would like to be in A Christmas Carol.


Submit material the following ways:

Electronically: email the submission to

In Person:  Drop off materials at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater Reception desk.

Mail: Milwaukee Repertory Theater

ATTN: Audra Kuchling

108 E. Wells St.

Milwaukee, WI  53202


All information must arrive at The Rep by Monday, June 5, at 5:00 pm.


Auditions will be held on Saturday, June 17. 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 October 31 to November 26 and performs November 28 – December 24 at the Pabst Theater.  Please note that young performers will need to miss school for technical rehearsals and matinee performances.  All young performers must be accompanied at the audition by a parent or legal guardian.


For additional questions, please contact Audra Kuchling, ACC Young Performer Audition Coordinator, at or via phone at 414-290-7082.


Produced with the Underground Collaborative

161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Lower Level (Below TJ Maxx)


Cooperative Performance is excited to announce tickets are now available for its second annual One Act Festival.


The festival features the following seven one acts and devised pieces:

  • Nesting Dolls by Stephen Murray, directed by J.J. Gatesman
  • wisdom teeth devised and performed by Zach Schorsch
  • Immortal written and directed by Bill Jackson
  • Role Perversal by Joel Kopischke, directed by Lindsey Erin
  • Grass is Greener devised and performed by Posy Knight and Kirk Thomsen
  • Vows by Lillian Schley, directed by Dylan Sladky
  • Kate the Ultimate and Jane the Invincible: Earth’s Last Inhabitants by Matthew Konkel, directed by Eric Scherrer


Featuring the acting talents of Matthew M. Collie, Hesper Juhnke, Posy Knight, Sara Laney, Amie Lynn Losi, Selena Milewski, Bill Molitor, Anna Lee Murray, Kira Renkas, Pam Scheferman, Eric Scherrer, Zach Schorsch, Zoe Schwartz, Kirk Thomsen, and Karolyn Wolkos.



  • Thursday June 1, 2017 – 7:30pm (Pay What You Can)
  • Friday June 2, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday June 3, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Thursday June 8, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Friday June 9, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday June 10, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Sunday June 11, 2017 – 3:00pm
  • Friday June 16, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday June 17, 2017 – 7:30pm



  • Online: $15
  • At the Door: $20

Tickets can be purchased at

Facebook Event page:

Company Website:

Cooperative Performance, an avant-garde theatre/dance collective located in the heart of Milwaukee, is calling for story submissions for ELLIS, to be performed in Feb/March 2018.

Directed by Kelly Coffey and Don Russell in collaboration with Alejandra Gonzalez, ELLIS is an original adaptation of your personal immigration stories from past to present. Writers/Artists are encouraged, but not required, to perform their own work.

ELLIS is a platform for our local community to share their stories of immigration and cultures. Through this work, Cooperative Performance seeks to humanize and fight ignorance regarding immigration via education and storytelling.

Submissions must involve an interpretation of a personal immigration story, past or present, with focus on the greater Milwaukee area. We are interested in all forms of storytelling: text, spoken word, poetry, dance, music (traditional or an original song), visual art, short films, etc. Cooperative Performance strongly encourages non-English and bilingual submissions with translation provided.
All works should be no longer than 7 minutes and applicants must be 18 or older. Please include your name, email, and phone number with submission. All submissions may be sent via email to Kelly Coffey at
*DEADLINE to submit is AUGUST 15, 2017*

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you grant permission for directors to respectfully edit work for the final performance piece. Selected applicants will be notified of their piece’s acceptance no later than  September 1, 2017.

Tuesday, May 9th from 6:30-9:00 pm
Musical MainStage is a series of six concerts requiring four professional singers and one Rising Star per show. Styles needed this season include rock, pop, standards, folk and Motown.  Rehearsals are minimal and performances take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Students who will be enrolled in any area high school from September, 2017 – June, 2018 are eligible to be named a Rising Star.  All singers should bring 32 bars of sheet music in their key; an accompanist will be provided.


Candidates should fill out either a RISING STAR Audition Sheet or PROFESSIONAL Audition Sheet. Please call the Box Office prior to May 9th to schedule a 5 minute time slot between 6:30 – 9:00pm. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time with a copy of your completed audition sheet.


Here is the rehearsal and show lineup for the 2017-18 season:



Rehearsals: August 28, September 4 (LABOR DAY) and 11

Tech: Sunday, September 17

Performances: September 18 – 19, 2017


THE BRITISH INVASION: Beyond the Beatles

Rehearsals: October 2, 9 and 16
Tech: October 22
Performances: October 23-24, 2017


HOMEWARD BOUND: The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel 

Rehearsals: November 13, 20 and 27
Tech: December 3
Performances: December 4-5, 2017



Rehearsals: January 8, 15 and 22

Tech: January 28

Performances: January 29-30, 2018




Rehearsals: February 19 and 26, March 5

Tech: March 11

Performances: March 12-13, 2018





Rehearsals: April 9, 16, and 23
Tech: April 29

Performances: April 30-May 1, 2018

For further questions please contact Ann Mather at 262-782-4431 ext 221 or or check the FAQ on our website.

ART by Yasmina Reza, Directed by Lindsey Erin

Produced by the Milwaukee Entertainment Group

Performed at the Brumder Mansion, 3046 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

This dark comedy raises questions about art and friendship and concerns the varying opinions of long-time friends Serge, Marc and Yvan. One of the men, indulging his penchant for modern art, buys a very large, very expensive, completely white painting. The reactions of his friends to his purchase creates tension in their friendship. For one friend, Serge’s purchase of the painting is a cruel joke.

Mark Neufang as Serge

Randall Anderson as Marc

Chris Goode as Yvan

Assistant Direction by Caitlin Clark

Fight Design by Tawnie Thompson

The doors will open 30min before each performance for check in. Once inside, there will be a half hour long Pop Up Art Gallery displaying Pieces by local Artists and Live Music performed by Local Musicians. A Cash Bar for refreshments will be available before every performance.

To purchase tickets please call our Box Office at: 414-388-9104

Or visit Brown Paper Tickets:

Online or Phone Early Bird Discount codes, available until May 5th!

code CRITIC for General Admission

code GALLERY for Student/Senior

“Art” — Performance Schedule

Performance Schedule

Friday, May 5 – Opening Night – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Saturday, May 6 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Friday, May 12 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Saturday, May 13 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Sunday, May 14 – Matinee – Doors/Gallery: 1:30pm – Curtain: 2:00pm

Monday, May 15 – PWYC Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Thursday, May 18 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Friday, May 19 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Saturday, May 20 – Closing Night – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm


Season 1 finishes with a world-premiere thriller and Shakespeare’s classic comedy


Theatre Games: May 3-7, 2017 | Twelfth Night: May 10-14, 2017


MILWAUKEE, WI – Voices Found Repertory concludes its inaugural season with “twin” productions at the Arcade Theatre: the world premiere of Theatre Games, a thriller with a Shakespearean flair, and the Bard’s beloved gender-bending comedy, Twelfth Night. Together, these shows form an oddly complementary pair that examines gender, family, secrecy, deception, and relationships.


Theatre Games is a fast-paced psychodrama by emerging Midwestern playwright Pharyne Stephney that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. When five Shakespeare characters find themselves stranded in an abandoned theatre with a script, a princess, and a guy named Bill, they must piece together the convoluted machinations of their boss before it’s too late. But when everyone’s script is a secret, who’s to say what’s written and what’s improvised? Reminiscent of Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, this never-before-seen play directed by Jake Russell Thompson takes us into an unraveling world of crime, secrets, and psychopathy.


Twelfth Night counteracts the darkness of Theatre Games with the Bard’s signature heart and wit in one of his most pro-LGBTQ+ works. A diverse ensemble presents this comedy of music, poetry, and unrequited love – the basis for the hit film She’s the Man – with all the color and energy of a 1980s music video. Directed by Nick Hurtgen and Shanna Theiste, Shakespeare’s hilarious adventure into love, gender, and identity in Illyria is the breath of fresh air we need this spring. Our May 12 show is a late-nite “unrated” version that begins at 9pm. Come for the laughs, stay for the love.


Patrons can purchase “twin ticket” sets for both shows at a discounted price.



Theatre Games features strong language, some sexual content, and violence against men and women. Recommended for ages 14 and up.



Theatre Games: 90 minutes (with 15-minute intermission)

Twelfth Night: 2 hours (with 15-minute intermission)




Performing Arts | Theatre



Theatre Games by Pharyne Stephney | Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare



Voices Found Repertory

Theatre Games directed by Jake Russell Thompson

Twelfth Night directed by Nick Hurtgen and Shanna Theiste



Theatre Games: May 3-7, 2017

Twelfth Night: May 10-14, 2017


Performance Dates – Theatre Games

Wednesday, May 3 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, May 4 @ 7:30pm

Friday, May 5 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, May 6 @ 2:00pm

Saturday, May 6 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, May 7 @ 2:00pm


Performance Dates – Twelfth Night

Wednesday, May 10 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, May 11 @ 7:30pm

Friday, May 12 @ 9:00pm

Saturday, May 12 @ 2:00pm

Saturday, May 13 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, May 14 @ 2:00pm



The Arcade Theatre (at the Underground Collaborative) | 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203



Free street parking after 6:00pm and all day Sunday

Surface lots between Michigan & Clybourne/2nd & Plankinton

The Shops at Grand Avenue garage on Plankinton Ave. (between Michigan & Wisconsin)


Handicapped Access

Elevator located via the Wisconsin Ave. entrance to the Shops at Grand Avenue



General Admission: $12



$10 for artists/educators with a valid ID or recent program

$9 for seniors/students with valid ID

May 3 at 7:30pm and May 12 at 11:00pm are pay-what-you-can performances


Twin Ticket Special – includes 1 ticket to Theatre Games and Twelfth Night

General: $20

Artists/Educators: $17
Students/Seniors: $15


CONTACT | (414) 254-2553 |



Voices Found Repertory is dedicated to creating theatre that unifies its audience and to upholding an inclusive safe space for exploration, communication, and empathy. Our goal is to produce fresh and invigorated stagings of Shakespeare’s plays as well as to create a platform for new works. We believe in the power of the arts and strive to use our responsibility as artists for the good of our community.

The Performance Ecology Project, a innovative collaboration between Cooperative Performance Milwaukee and the Urban Ecology Center, is seeking a director for a 45 minute original performance to be created and performed in September-October 2017.

A cast of poets, musicians, actors, and dancers, working with a playwright, will create the script out of their interactions with the natural world.

The ideal director will be familiar with improvisational composition practices such as Viewpoints, and be comfortable creating ensemble work combining movement, music, and spoken word.

For more details, please contact Jeff Grygny at

Protesters lie on the ground wounded or killed during a re-creation of a protest march where seven workers died in the late 1800’s. Several hundred people gathered at the Bay View Rolling Mills Historical Marker near Superior St. and Russell to remember the 127th anniversary of The Bay View Tragedy. Workers, marching for the 8-hour day were fired upon by the state militia. Seven were killed in the state’s bloodiest event involving working people, according to information provided by the Wisconsin Labor Historical Society. The event took place Sunday, May 5, 2013. Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

On the Fifth of May, 1886, thousands of Milwaukee workers marched peacefully on the huge Bay View Rolling Mills as part of a nationwide effort to bring about the 8-hour day. The State Militia fired on them, killing seven. This was the bloodiest labor disturbance in Wisconsin’s history, and began a new struggle for a more humane workplace and a more just society.

The Bay View Tragedy Re-enactment will take place again May 7th, 3 PM and we need volunteers to join in as marchers striking for the 8-hour day. No previous acting experience needed!

Just show up for rehearsal at 1 p.m. on the day of the commemoration at the Rolling Mills Marker Site at S. Superior St. and E. Russell Ave. The whole event starts at 3 PM with the Re-enactment (about 15 minutes) and is followed by songs and speeches.

If you can, wear clothing that might duplicate the look of 1886 workers; otherwise, there may be some outfits for you at the rehearsal. The photo below shows volunteer marchers behind the huge puppet labor leader.

IMPORTANT: Please R.S.V.P. to Barbara Leigh, either on facebook or email: ( so that we can have a count and meet costume needs. And if you have questions, just ask! Thank you!!!