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The Milwaukee Rep is hosting a specialty course in addition to our normal Adult Acting Classes. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at Rapier work, we’ve got the class for you! No prerequisite or previous training required. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out,

Focused around the European sword play instruction of the 17th Century, the transition rapier incorporates techniques from early medieval warfare as well as the teachings of duelists of the 18th Century. It is because of this that the rapier is one of the most commonly used swords in Elizabethan plays. This class is a comprehensive study of the skills required to perform and act a stage combat duel utilizing a rapier. Weapons will be provided. There will be an opportunity to test for a Level 1 Certification with Dueling Arts International. NOTE: Only ten spots available due to the number of weapons.

Instructor: JJ Gatesman
Class Fee: $200
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Tuesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 6:00-8:00pm

To register, please visit:–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/



The Summit Players will be holding auditions for their 2018 Summer Shakespeare in the State Parks production of Twelfth Night on Sunday, March 18th, from 2 – 5pm at the Village Church, 130 East Juneau Ave., Milwaukee.  *

Summit Players is looking for enthusiastic actors/teaching artists with a spirit of adventure, who love Shakespeare and the great outdoors.  In our 75 minute high energy productions the company of 6 actors cover all of the 14+ roles in the play.  Actors are also responsible to help lead the Educational Workshops held prior to each public performance.  There is a stipend of up to $150 per week.

Interested actors should email  to obtain an audition slot.  Please attach a picture and resume if you have one.  Actors chosen to audition will need to prepare one Shakespearean monologue (preferably verse) of no more than 2 minutes in length, as well as 16 bars of a song that shows your range (a cappella).  Actors interested in auditioning need to be available for the commitment as described below. 

  • Rehearsals run evenings and weekends from Monday, May 21 through Thursday, June 21, approximately 25 hours per week.  This schedule allows for actors in the company to have a job on weekdays.
  • Performances are weekends from June 22 to July 1, followed by a short break, and then continue July 13 through August 12.
  • This is a touring production that goes to 17 different State Parks all over Wisconsin.   Several of our performance weekends you will be on the road in order to get to the parks that are further afield.  Transportation, food and lodging are included on these travel weekends in addition to your weekly stipend.
  • Once open, there are brush-up rehearsals on Thursday evenings as needed.

For more information on the company please check out:


*Carol Zippel from Windfall Theatre will also be in attendance observing potential talent for their 2018-19 season.

Richard III (drunk) auditions

Auditions: Monday, March 19th 5:30-8:00 – sign up to reserve an audition time

Callbacks: Tuesday, March 20th 6:00-10:00 (may end earlier)


Visit to sign up


After a long and bloody civil war, peace has finally settled over England with the ascension of the York king Edward IV.  But Edward’s younger brother Richard resents the happiness he sees around him.  Bitter at being treated as a monster since birth due to his physical appearance, Richard chooses to embrace his villainous reputation and when he sets his eyes on the throne of England, nothing and no one will stand in his way.  As the body count rises, allies turn to enemies and Richard’s rule faces a new threat descended from old enemies – a young rival named Henry Tudor, Duke of Richmond.  The two men will soon face each other on the battlefield in a fight for the fate of all England.


This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting.  Actors of all ages, body types, genders, races, and physical abilities are encouraged to audition. Real alcohol will be consumed onstage. Many roles including that of Richard will require drinking but non-drinking roles are available.  Richard III performs May 24-June 2. Rehearsals begin April 16.  All actors interested in roles which require sword fighting must attend fight class in April (at no cost).


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


Date: 03/19/2018 (Mon.)

Location: Underground Collaborative at the Shops of Grand Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203


Auditions for Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Renaissance Theaterworks


DATE: Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 10:00am – 6:00pm (break from 1:00pm-2:00pm)


APPOINTMENTS:  Email Sam Nykiel at (preferred) or call 414-299-4959.


SEEKING: Adult performers for 2018-2019 seasons.


PREPARATION: Prepare any combination of material as follows:

–              1 song and 1 monologue

–              2 contrasting songs

–              2 contrasting monologues

Material should not exceed 5-minute audition time slot.

Please bring 3 headshots and resumes.


LOCATION: Broadway Theatre Center

158 N Broadway

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Street parking only.  Please leave ample time for parking as it can be tricky in the area.


PERSONNEL: Ray Jivoff and Sam Nykiel from Skylight Music Theatre, C. Michael Wright from Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Suzan Fete, Mallory Metoxen and Bailey Wegner from Renaissance Theaterworks.

An accompanist will be provided.


PRODUCTION DATES: Please see each theatre’s website for additional information on shows.


BTC’s EPA’s are a color inclusive, ability inclusive, and gender inclusive audition. Please let Sam know if access services are needed.

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

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, February 27th. Actors in the KWT Company perform multiple roles in a variety of plays and musicals for young audiences. All roles are within an age range of 20-35. Experience with musical theater, puppetry, and comedy improv is a plus. For the audition, please prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs (16-32 bar cut) as well as two contrasting one-minute monologues. An accompanist will be provided. Callbacks will be held March 6th and 7th.


Actors will be considered for the spring/summer season which has three possible start dates on April 1st, April 15th, or May 14th. Different actors will be selected for different start dates based on actor availability and casting needs.


Auditions will be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, actors should send their headshot and resume to 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 for more information.



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


Resident Technical Director


Job Description




The Resident Technical Director is a member of Sunset Playhouse’s full-time professional staff. This is a salaried, full-time position with comprehensive benefits.  Status “exempt”



General Responsibilities:


The Resident Technical Director is responsible for the technical aspects of productions produced by Sunset Playhouse, the premiere community theater in south eastern Wisconsin. Working within the established policies and procedures of the organization, with the assistance of staff and volunteers and with oversight by the Artistic Director, duties include, but are not limited to:  set design of 6 – 8 main stage productions per season, set build for 8 main stage productions, assist guest set and light designers as needed; maintain the technical shop area and equipment; recruit, train and utilize technical volunteers, provide general support of the overall production quality of the Sunset Playhouse; and assist in general maintenance of the facility. The Resident Technical Director will attend staff meetings




Education:        BA in Technical Theater with emphasis on design and construction or equivalent experience


Experience:   1-2 years’ experience in design/construction of sets.

                        Basic Understanding of light and sound board programs


Availability:   Varied hours based on theater calendar, including nights and weekends during tech weeks.


Certifications/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



  • Ability to recruit, train, and retain technical staff and volunteers
  • Ability to multi-task/ strong organizational skills
  • Ability to adhere to schedules and meet all production deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Google docs and Microsoft Office.


Physical Demands


Manual Dexterity:        Ability to use a computer, write instructions, complete forms.


Physical Effort:             Walking, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching, lifting.  Ability to lift 50lbs.


Working Conditions: Must be comfortable working in an open office environment.


Hazards:                        None.




About The Sunset Playhouse: Sunset Playhouse was established in 1960 as Southeastern Wisconsin’s premiere community theater.  The Playhouse has evolved since those early days into a community arts complex presenting a mix of community theater and professional theater/music events.  Additionally, the Playhouse is an important player in theater arts education through its School for The Arts and bug in a rug Children’s Theater Series.  The Playhouse produces approximately 26 live productions each season, as well as a number of special concerts and fundraising events.  Sunset offers opportunities to guest directors and designers and counts over 600 volunteers in the Sunset Playhouse family.

For more information, please contact:   Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, Artistic Director


To apply for the Resident Designer/Technical Director position:

Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references by February 16, 2018 to: Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, Artistic Director


Hope Summer Rep 2018 Season Breakdown


2 one minute monologues (1 must be Shakespeare)

36 bars of up tempo musical theatre song

*Dance call will be held in callbacks



AEA SPT TIER 3 – $413-per week minimum.

NON AEA Professional Company – $180-$250 per week

Young Company –  $125-$175 per week

Intern Company – $1000 stipend plus 3 college credits


Housing is included.

EMC Points Available





Directed by: Marcus Denard Johnson





AUNT EM: Female, Mid 30’s (Range: Mezzo Soprano, G3-C5)

Dorothy’s Aunt. Life has not been easy for her and promises little else. Harsh towards Dorothy at times, but acts out of love.


DOROTHY: Female (Range:  Mezzo Soprano, G3-B5)

Bright eyed and alive as can be. Would rather remain a child as long as possible instead of accepting the responsibilities of adulthood.


UNCLE HENRY: Male, (Range: Non-Singing)

Dorothy’s Uncle. Physically run down from years of hard work on the farm. Often acts as the voice of reason towards Aunt Em.


ADDAPERLE: Female, (Range: Mezzo Soprano, F3-C5)

Good Witch of the North. Has magic powers she refers to as “doing tricks.” Her magic abilities don’t always pan out as well as she would like them to.


SCARECROW: Male, (Range: Tenor, D3-A4)
Tired of being a scarecrow and the prospect of not going anywhere. Embarks on the journey to see The Wiz in hopes he can provide a brain.


TIN MAN: Male, (Range: Baritone, E3-A4)

Human at one time. Lost all his limbs to a cursed axe. Joins in the journey in hopes the Wiz will provide him a heart because “it isn’t enough to be good looking.”


LION: Male, (Range: Baritone, G2-Bb4)

Travels around the jungle scaring people, but has “a yellow streak a mile wide.” Coward state stems from deeper mother issues and gets regular counseling from an owl. Joins in the journey to see the Wiz to gain some courage.


GATEKEEPER: Male, (Range: Non-Singing)

Guards the gate to the Emerald City.


THE WIZ: Female/Male, (Range: Tenor/Alto, C3-A4)

All powerful leader over the land of Oz. Hides his true nature behind the façade of a temperamental leader. His true identity is an enigma.


EVILLENE: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Alto, Bb3-Db5)

Wicked Witch of the West. Low-down evil. Not a kind bone in her body nor kind thought in her rotten mind.


LORD HIGH UNDERLING: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)

Weak coward. Evillene’s number one.


WINGED MONKEY Male/Female (Range: Non-Singing)

Servant of the Wicked Witch of the West. Summoned to do her bidding. The mere mention of him brings fear. Strong movement/Dance skills.


GLINDA: Female, (Range: Alto, C4-Eb5)

Good Witch of the South. Prettiest of all the witches. Very wise in the way of show-business.





Directed by: Jahnna Beecham



Felix Unger – A fussy man who knows that he is difficult to live with but cannot—or will not—make any concessions or compromises. His wife, unwilling to continue their marriage, asks him to leave the family despite his suicide threat, and he then moves in with Oscar. Made comical by his exaggerated behavior, Felix is persuaded by the end of the play to live temporarily with the Pigeon sisters, who pity him, but it is probable that they too will find him exasperating.

Gwendolyn Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a widow.

Cecily Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a divorcée.

Speed – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.

Murray – A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies.

Roy – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.

Vinnie – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.




Directed by: Lenny Banovez



Actor: Role is already cast.


Musician: Looking for Actor/Musician to play Cello. Must be strong sight reader.



Director: Lenny Banovez


Looking for a diverse and talented ensemble of 10-15 actor/singer/dancers to play a variety of roles.



Theatre for Young Audience Show is DRAGON PACK SNACK ATTACK. A World Premiere Musical Adaptation from the best-selling children’s book. This production will be performed by the 2018 HSRT Young & Intern Companies.

Follow this link to sign up:


My name is Bonnie Scholz, and I am currently the Principal of Catholic Central High School in Burlington, Wisconsin, but I have a long history in the Performing Arts through Pius XI HS and the Milwaukee Arts Community. We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Director to add to our Advancement Team at our High School, and I know arts folks are some of the best folks to work with! Here is the job description. Thank you for getting the word out to the arts community!

Catholic Central High School
Marketing and Communications Director
As of 1/9/18

Catholic Central High School in Burlington, Wisconsin is seeking a dynamic, Marketing and Communications Director to join our Advancement Team. This person will position our school as a leading academic and religious institution in Racine and Walworth counties and advance its mission to form students in the Catholic faith, arm them with rigorous, academic knowledge and steep our students in our almost 100 year tradition.

Job Summary

Create, coordinate, implement and measure the success of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance Catholic Central’s image and position in the marketplace, the wider Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and the general public.

Ensure articulation of Catholic Central’s desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout our organization, all constituencies, both internal and external.

Primary Relationships

This position reports to the Principal and serves as a member of the Advancement Team, which consists of: The Principal, The Academic Dean, The Admissions Director, The Development Director, The School Counselor and The Business Manager.

This position works with the Board of Directors, The BOD Executive Committee and other committees in charting the direction of the school, assuring its accountability to all constituencies, and ensuring its effective operation.

This position cultivates working relationships with external communication outlets including: the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, parishes, parish schools, pastors, grade school leaders, prospective families and students, other prospective organizations and the media.

Planning and Budgeting

This position is responsible for forwarding the mission and vision of the school, as well as the marketing, communication and financial goals as they relate to the mission. This position is also responsible for putting evaluation systems in place that mark the progress and effectiveness of communications and marketing objectives, and reports this progress back to the Principal, the Advancement Team and the Board of Directors.

This position develops short and long term plans and budgets for marketing and communications initiatives, public relation programs, recruiting events, recruiting materials, development projects, and media campaigns such as the school’s website and social media advertising and promotion. This position monitors the progress and success of these initiatives, and evaluates performance.

This position works with faculty and staff to coordinate the appearance of all of the school’s print and electronic materials such as: letterhead, use of logo, athletic apparel, brochures, etc.

This position develops, coordinates and oversees programs, technical assistance and resource materials to assist school groups such as the arts, athletics, clubs and other organizations in the marketing, communications and positioning of their activities and fund raisers.

This position plans and executes regular contact with target media, and coordinates appropriate responses to media requests.

This position keeps informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, not-for-profit management and governance, Archdiocesan tools and support systems, and uses information to help the school operate with initiative and innovation. In addition, this position conducts relevant market research and keeps apprised of trends that affect the organization.

Skill Set

A passion for K-12 Catholic Education and a vested interest in a growth model in the Racine and Walworth county area. A general knowledge of the Catholic Church, and active participation in a Catholic Parish preferred.

A collaborative team member with a growth mindset and excellent, written and oral communication skills.

Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations budgets and activities.

Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials, publications, press releases, presentations and successful negotiation with media.

The ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, and deliver high quality results on time.


Undergraduate degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or related field required. Graduate degree in a related field is desirable. A minimum of three to five years professional experience in communication field required, including proven writing, editing and project management.

Knowledge and understanding of contemporary electronic forms of communication, including social media, is required.

Proficiency in Adobe Suite including: Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design as well as Microsoft Office Suite. Familiar with basic html and web applications, and capable of overseeing web site content and basic modifications and updates.

Membership in IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) and IABC accreditation are desirable.

Be prepared to show samples of work at the time of the interview.

Apply to:
Bonnie J. Scholz, Principal
Catholic Central High School
148 McHenry St.
Burlington, WI 53105

(262) 763-1510 X. 222

Have a play, idea, or movement piece your itching to try out? 


Attention Cooperative Performance Artist Members! 

We are now accepting proposals for our 2018-2019 season. If you are interested in submitting, please contact Eric Scherrer at to receive preliminary information about the pitch process and expectations, along with an example presentation.

Drink, be merry, and listen to some creative ideas! Only members are allowed to pitch a project for the season but anyone can participate! After pitch presentations, members and non-members are allowed to vote for their favorite projects with tokens. Members receive 5 voting tokens and Non-Members receive 2. The five projects with the most tokens at the end of the night move on to the Board of Directors for consideration and final selection for the upcoming season!

Deadline for submissions is January 7, 2018. 

Thank you for your continued support and can’t wait to what innovative ideas are in store!
Sunday, January 28th

Riverwest Public House
815 E Locust St, Milwaukee, WI

  • In order to submit a project for our 2018-2019 season, you must be a member of Cooperative Performance.
  • Any member submitting a pitch must be present at the 2018 Pitch Event.
  • Not a member yet? You may submit a proposal to be considered if you pay membership dues by the time of the pitch event!
Please contact Eric Scherrer at to submit proposals and have any questions answered.