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The Performance Ecology Project, a collaboration between Cooperative Performance and the Urban Ecology Center, invites performers of all kinds to participate in a unique artistic experiment. Seven performers in various art forms will explore how body practices (Yoga, Tai Chi, Mindfulness , Movement, and Theater games) can generate meaningful interactions between humans and living nature. The project consists of training in various body disciplines, plus improvisation and composition, culminating in six performances at the Urban Ecology Center.

Auditions will be Monday June 26 at 6pm at the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave, Lower (below TJ Maxx).

Please arrive at 6pm for group movement exploration. Individual ten minute auditions will follow from 7 – 10pm, Slots will be reserved on a first-come basis. Additional slots may be made available on Tuesday, June 27 if demand calls for it.

Please bring:

  • a short (one-to-two minute) audition piece in your artistic specialty (acting, music, dance, etc.)
  • a resume and headshot, if possible
  • A short (a paragraph or so) written narrative of a memorable experience you had with nature. You will be asked to tell this story as part of your audition.

Performances will run from October 18 – 29, 2017. If you are interested in auditioning or have any questions, please e-mail us at submissions@cooperformke.com with your name and contact information.


Cooperative Performance is offering $10 artist rate tickets to artists and their guests. This deal is available at the door and cash only, so don’t miss out!

 

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.

 

SHOWS

  • 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

 

TICKETS

  • Online: $15
  • At the Door: $20

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-cooperative-performance-milwaukee-one-act-festival-tickets-34639095467.

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/219874268503564/

Company Website: http://www.cooperformke.com


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 kcoffey@cooperformke.com
*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.
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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 jgrygny@gmail.com


Cooperative Performance Milwaukee

Presents

“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.

PLEASE NOTE

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

 

TICKETS

$15 general seating

CAST

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/262939480822072/

Ticketing Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-wrong-tickets-33010468199

Company Website: http://www.cooperformke.com

 

 

 


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 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4AAFAF22A3F58-2017.  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.)


fruition

TICKETS: $20 general , $10 student (with ID) at the Door
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fruition-of-a-delusion-tickets-30891630699

Fruition of a Delusion follows Ruby on her quirky quest to solve the world’s energy crisis with the help of some popular scientists!
An original work presented by Cooperative Performance on:
Feb.10-11 at 8pm (Fri&Sat)
Feb 17-18 at 8pm (Fri&Sat)
Feb 24 at 8pm (Friday)
Feb 25 at 3pm AND 8pm (Saturday)
This unique performance will be held at Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering’s visualization lab, MARVL, in room #028 on the lower level of the Engineering Hall, 1637 W. Wisconsin Ave.
~ 3D GLASSES will be provided to audiences for a fully immersive magical fantasy experience told with text, music, movement and a RUBE GOLDBERG machine.
*Due to LIMITED SEATING, pre-ordering tickets is recommended. For more information, visit www.cooperformke.com
Location:
Engineering Hall, Marquette University
1637 W Wisconsin Ave
Room #028
Milwaukee, WI 53233
**Street Parking
TICKETS: $20 general , $10 student (with ID)


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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: submissions@cooperformke.com. 
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!


Cambrian

Auditions for Cambrian, the first production of Cooperative Performance MIlwaukee’s 2016-2017 Season, will take place August 21st from 10am to 12:30pm at UW-Milwaukee’s Theater Building.

Devised by Brennen Steines
Choeography by Liz Faragia

Cast: Two, possibly three, performers with a movement or dance background. Any gender or age.

Auditions will include movement exercises and choreography, as well as work with clay.

Auditions will take place in two one-hour calls:

10am-11am OR 11:30am-12:30pm
**Please note: due to space limitations, we can accomoate only 20 people per time slot, signing up in advance is encouraged**

TO SIGN UP email Eric Scherrer at scherrer_eric@hotmail.com with preferred time slot and resume/headshot (these may also be brought hard copy to audition)

Rehearsal Start Date: Tuesday September 27th
Performance Dates: Oct. 28th-30th, Nov. 4th-6th

Cambrian Description:
The “Cambrian Explosion” was a massive event in Earth’s evolutionary history, wherein life diversified dramatically and split into most of the phyla we see in the present day. Cambrian trace fossils act as the ghost of life’s activity over 500 million years ago. Cambrian,a sound and movement based performance, explores themes of life, evolution, and physical form. The performers isolate forms of their body and subsume materials in the space to alter their physicality and their environment. Set in a minimal achromatic setting; light, sound, and movement aim to capture the evolution from organic material to sentient life. The show explores the interdependence of life and solid earth while inviting audiences to think about the current state of humanity in the Anthropocene. Will we innovate and ensure a future for our species or are we destined become a fossilized curiosity like life in the Cambrian?