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Marquette University Theatre is seeking a part-time Scene Shop Supervisor.  The overview of the position is as follows:
The Theatre Scene Shop Supervisor assists the Theatre Arts Technical Director in the safe operation of the Marquette Theatre scenic, lighting and paint areas for all of the Marquette Theatre productions. The Theatre Scene Shop Supervisor primarily manages the construction of theatre scenery, assists in the construction, placement, and rigging of scenery for departmental productions, performs general maintenance and upkeep of shop machinery and tools, helps to plan and organize the construction projects, and supervises student workers in the construction and painting of theatre scenery. Additionally, this individual assists in the hang and focus of lighting equipment and general supervision of all lighting and electric needs for the theatre productions.


More information about the position and application information can be found at

The position will remain open until filled.


Marquette University Theatre is seeking a part-time Cutter/Draper.  The overview of the position is as follows:

The Costume Shop: Cutter/Draper assists in the day-to-day operations of the Theatre Arts costume shop and supervises all activities associated with the shop in consultation with the Costume Shop Manager. The Cutter/Draper supervises students in the costume shop and their proper and safe use of associated machinery. The Cutter/Draper produces patterns from costume renderings, sketches, and verbal instructions; supervises others and/or performs patterning, construction, assembling, and fitting of costumes for departmental productions; performs general maintenance and upkeep of shop machinery and equipment, helps to plan and organize the construction projects; makes alterations generated from fittings and dress rehearsals; and ensures that costumes maintain their appearance.

More information about the position and application information can be found at

The position will remain open until filled.

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Artist Matinee – Marquette Theatre
Marquette Theatre announces special artist rate tickets for a matinee of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. Artist tickets will be sold for $9 and are available for the show at 11:00 am on Friday, February 24. Tickets can be purchased at the door a half-hour before curtain or by calling (414) 288-7505. The show’s run will continue from Wednesday, February 22 to Sunday, Wednesday 26.
Written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Jamie Cheatham, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH is a comedy that mixes satire, burlesque and farce. The Marquette production promises to be like nothing you’ve seen before on the Helfaer stage. Follow Wilder’s “first family,” the Antrobus family, from the ice age straight up to present day. This tenacious clan lives through the invention of the wheel, the Great Flood, and all of the frustration and liberation of building a better world, as they struggle to survive by the skin of their teeth.
All Marquette Theatre performances take place at the Helfaer Theatre on Marquette University’s campus, located at 525 N. 13th St. For tickets to other performances, or for more information, visit and”

Artist tickets are available for only $10 at the door for all performances. Also, opening weekend only walk up tickets are buy one, get one free!

This intense drama portrays an attempted rape, and the gripping aftermath, as the would be victim turns the tables on her attacker. EXTREMITIES explores themes that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago when the play was written. 
EXTREMITIES is presented in partnership with The Healing Center of Milwaukee, a local organization that supports survivors of sexual violence. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support The Healing Center.

All performances at: Helfaer Theatre Studio 013, Marquette University, 525 N. 13th St. Milwaukee WI, 53233

General: $20 ($17 online pre-sale)
Students/Seniors: $17 ($14 online pre-sale)

Friday, May 8th: 7:30pm 
Saturday, May 9th: 7:30pm (Talkback)

Friday, May 15th: 7:30pm (Talkback)

Saturday, May 16th: 7:30pm

Sunday, May 17th: 2pm (Talkback)

Thursday, May 21st: 7:30pm

Friday, May 22nd: 7:30pm (Talkback)

Saturday, May 23rd: 7:30pm

A staff member of the The Healing Center will be present for all talkbacks.

We hope you’ll join us for this powerful and important story.

Assistant Professor in Theatre Arts

Full Time/Tenure Track

Position Description


The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Theatre Arts beginning fall 2014. The college is seeking a dynamic individual who can provide gravitas, expertise and leadership in our professionally oriented undergraduate acting program. We seek a colleague with inspiring ideas to teach and assist in developing the performance curriculum.


Successful applicants will have a demonstrated ability to teach a range of courses including, but not limited to, introductory to advanced acting courses. Expertise in voice, movement, stage combat, playwriting, directing or other performance-related area is desirable and experience in arts administration is a plus. Applicants should have relevant professional acting and/or directing experience.


The new faculty member will teach and perform professional creative work within the Digital Media and Performing Arts Department, which offers courses in theatre arts, digital media and media production. S/he will serve as the primary acting instructor helping to excite, inspire, and prepare students to become professional theatre artists.


The new faculty member will be joining a close-knit faculty committed to a collaborative, intensive, student-first, professionally oriented education in theatre that, in part, seeks social change through theatre. Commitment to high quality actor training within a nurturing atmosphere is a priority. Requirements of the position include teaching courses in performance and in a second area of interest/expertise, mentoring and advising students and assisting with recruiting at the regional and national level. The faculty member will also be expected to direct 1-2 productions a year within a five-production mainstage season. On-going creative work and/or scholarly research and service to the department, college, university and profession are required for retention and promotion and tenure.


Applicants must have 1) a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) from an accredited college or university, 2) a minimum of three years of university-level teaching experience, and 3) professional experience acting, directing or coaching.  AEA, SSDC or SAG/AFTRA membership is desirable.


Review of applications will begin September 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications must be filed at:  (search for openings in College of Communication).


The Theatre Arts program is housed in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre with a 228-seat mainstage theatre, dance/performance studio theatre, full scenic and costume shops, dressing rooms and faculty offices. An additional 89-seat performance classroom/theatre is also available on campus. Marquette University is accredited by NAST, and active in KCACTF.

Any questions contact either

Debra Krajec at<>


Stephen Hudson-Mairet at<>


Looking for three adult actors – two males and one female – to star alongside several very talented Marquette University students and alums in one of this year’s most promising Marquette Film Festival shorts, The Darkling. Set in the late 1950s and inspired by the works of Rod Serling, Alfred Hitchcock, and David Lynch, this 30-page short centers around the murder of a beloved high school student in small town America. When two FBI agents are brought in to investigate the crime, everyone becomes a suspect, and no one is below throwing their friends and neighbors under the bus to save their own skin.


The film will be shot primarily at Miss Katie’s Diner on 1900 W. Clybourn St., Milwaukee, and production will begin in mid-March. The parts we are looking to fill are as follows:


Special Agent Dwight Farley (30s-40s): A hard-nosed FBI agent with sharp instincts and an even sharper tongue. As the more experienced of the two Special Agents assigned to young Carey Horner’s case, Farley often finds himself playing Dr. Watson to newbie partner McPherson’s Holmes.


Howard Horner (40s-50s): The teenage murder victim’s loudmouthed father. When his daughter turns up dead, Howard makes it his mission to nail her hoodlum boyfriend, Dana Drayton, to the proverbial cross, often interfering with the investigation in the process.


Lillian Horner (40s-50s): Howard Horner’s passive wife, as well as teenage murder victim Carey’s mother. Meek and submissive, Lillian often follows the lead of her husband and young daughter, Judy. However, when the case heats up, she finds her voice, casting doubt on the very family she set out to protect.


If you have any interest in auditioning for our film, please contact Cassandra Jaskulski (screenwriter, actress) at

My group at Marquette is looking for the following:

1 Adult, Caucasian Male, 45-55

1 Adult, Caucasian Female, 45-55

We would like to audition talent Monday or Tuesday of next week.

We are filming Saturday 12/3 in Wauwatosa at 9 a.m.

Our stipend pays $150.00

It is a commercial with a husband, wife and teenage daughter on a Sunday afternoon. The husband is late for a movie and utilize the channel guide to find a movie on tv instead.

Interested talent can contact me at 858-449-3535 or at

Taylor Trovillion

Chairman, March of Dimes National Youth Council, 2011-2012

Marquette University, Corporate and Broadcast and Electronic Communication majors, Class of 2012

Know anyone who needs a castle- or a few castle walls- for an upcoming production?  Please share this with anyone who might be looking for a ready made stone set.  The possibilities are many and various.  Details are available upon request.


Castle For Sale

In whole or à la carte!

The stunning set of THE LION IN WINTER, designed by Stephen Hudson-Mairet and built with the combined talents of the scene shops of the Skylight Opera Theatre and Marquette University, needs a new home at the end of our performance run.  As imposing as it looks when assembled, it breaks down into remarkably manageable building blocks.

All offers will be entertained.

Must pick up 5/1 or 5/2, 2011.

Contact Brandy at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre


$10 Artist tickets available for THE LION IN WINTER – now thru May 1st!

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, in collaboration with Marquette University, presents THE LION IN WINTER by James Goldman. Which son will win the throne? Don’t miss this wicked comedy about sex, lies and monarchs behaving badly. Check out this preview video:

Directed by C. Michael Wright; Featuring Tracy Michelle Arnold, Lenny Banovez, Alexandra Bonesho, J. Patrick Cahill, Brian Mani, Joe Picchetti & Marcus Truschinski

MCT offers $10 “Artist” tickets! To purchase just call 414-291-7800 or visit the box office and ask for “$10 Artist Tickets.”   Great seats available on EASTER – Sun. April 24 at 2:00 pm.

Performances at the Broadway Theatre Center’s Cabot Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

For more information on THE LION IN WINTER, visit

I have organized a performance of Dylan Thomas’ UNDER MILK WOOD, on Sunday afternoon, December 27, at 2:30 pm, at the Helfaer Theatre on the Marquette University campus (13th and Michigan). It’s a collaborative undertaking with Bucketworks and the Marquette Performing Arts Department. The actors are Flora Coker, Phylis Ravel, Rip Tenor, James Carlson, Kate Gustin, Brian Sheridan, and me. There’s no charge, we’re suggesting a $10 donation or whatever you can afford. We’re working hard to do the great work justice. It provides a joyful, healing way to spend two hours on a winter afternoon. Please come if you can and bring your friends.

Best wishes,

John Schneider