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The 2018 Non-Equity Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Monday, January 8, 2018, from 8:45am to 6:00pm, at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  This is a locals only audition – only adult-aged, Milwaukee-based, non-union professional actors who do not require assistance with travel and housing should attend.

THE SIGN-UP PROCESS

We will again implement the lottery system used last year, due to the continued high demand for these audition slots:

• The lottery will be conducted for this year’s audition and waiting list slots.   There will still be an in-person component to this process, in order to maintain focus on local talent.

• Actors who auditioned in the 2017 Milwaukee General Auditions will not be allowed to do so in 2018.  Actors who auditioned in 2016 will be eligible to do so again in 2018.

• Actors enrolled in college or university and in their final semester of study before graduation at the time of the auditions will be eligible to attend.  All other student actors must wait until they meet this requirement.

• Actors born after January 8, 2000 are not eligible to audition.

On Saturday December 16, 2017 at 9:30am, interested actors will be able submit their respective Non-Equity Milwaukee General Auditions Lottery Entry Forms outside of Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s  Stackner Cabaret – https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Plan-Your-Visit/Directions–Parking/ – on the 2nd floor atrium of the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex, accessible via elevator or via the escalator near building security.

Lottery forms are available for download here in advance of these auditions, so that interested actors may download, print, and complete them in advance of the lottery day.  Paper copies of the form will not be made available on the day of the lottery.  Lottery Entry Forms must be downloaded, printed, and completed in advance.  Interested actors must also present a valid form of photo identification (driver’s license or state-issued identification is recommended) in order to submit her/his lottery entry.  In addition, please note that an individual is eligible to submit one Lottery Entry only, and only for oneself – entries made for other individuals will not be accepted.

Here are the specifics of the sign-up process that will take place on December 16, 2017:

•From 8:30am to 9:30am, Lottery Entry Forms will be validated and accepted.

•At 9:30am, the Lottery will take place.  Participating actors must be present to accept a slot resulting from a winning Lottery Entry.  If your name is called and you are not present, your winning entry will be forfeited.

•As winning Lottery Entries are drawn, that actor will have the opportunity to sign up for a remaining available Audition or Waiting List slot.  Winning entries will be processed in the order in which they are drawn.

There will be 10 Waiting List slots available.  Sign-up for these slots will occur in the same manner as outlined above once all auditions slot have been filled.  Obtaining a Waiting List slot does not guarantee an audition, but preference for any slots that open (due to cancellation, for example, at a later date) will be given to those actors on the Waiting List.


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Non-Union Milwaukee General Audtions

The 2017 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Monday, January 30th, 2017, from 8:45am to 5:00pm, at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  This is a locals only audition – only adult-aged, Milwaukee-based, non-union professional actors who do not require assistance with travel and housing should attend.

THE SIGN-UP PROCESS
We will again implement the lottery system used last year, due to the continued high demand for these audition slots:

  • The lottery will be conducted for this year’s audition and waiting list slots.   There will still be an in-person component to this process, in order to maintain focus on local talent.
  • Actors who auditioned in the 2016 Milwaukee General Auditions will not be allowed to do so in 2017.  At this time, we anticipate that actors who auditioned in 2016 will be eligible to do so again in 2018.
  • Actors enrolled in college or university and in their final semester of study before graduation at the time of the auditions will be eligible to attend.  All other student actors must wait until they meet this requirement.
  • Actors born after January 30th, 1999 are not eligible to audition.

On Saturday January 7th, 2017 at 9:30a, interested actors will be able submit their respective Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions Lottery Entry Forms outside of Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stackner Cabaret on the 2nd floor Arboretum of the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex, accessible via elevator or via the escalator near building security.

Lottery forms are available for download here in advance of these auditions, so that interested actors may download, print, and complete them in advance of the lottery day.  Paper copies of the form will not be made available on the day of the lottery.  Lottery Entry Forms must be downloaded, printed, and completed in advance.  Interested actors must also present a valid form of photo identification (driver’s license or state-issued identification is recommended) in order to submit her/his lottery entry.  In addition, please note that an individual is eligible to submit one Lottery Entry only, and only for oneself – entries made for other individuals will not be accepted.

Here are the specifics of the sign-up process that will take place on January 7th, 2017:

  •  From 8:30a to 9:30a, Lottery Entry Forms will be validated and accepted.
  •  At 9:30a, the Lottery will take place.  Participating actors must be present to accept a slot resulting from a winning Lottery Entry.  If your name is called and you are not present, your winning entry will be forfeit.
  • As winning Lottery Entries are drawn, that actor will have the opportunity to sign up for a remaining available Audition or Waiting List slot.  Winning entries will be processed in the order in which they are drawn.

There will also be 10 Waiting List slots available.  Sign-up for these slots will occur in the same manner as outlined above, once all auditions slot have been filled.  Obtaining a Waiting List slot does not guarantee an audition, but preference for any slots that open (due to cancellation, for example) at a later date will be given to those actors on the Waiting List.

PREPARING FOR THE AUDITIONS
Audition slots will be 4 minutes long, and will consist of any two of the following:

  • One contemporary monologue
  • One classical monologue (preferably Shakespeare)
  • One musical theater selection – 60 to 90 seconds in duration.  An accompanist will be in attendance.

Please note that the actor’s introduction and any time necessary to communicate with the accompanist will count as part of the 4 minutes.  Please prepare and time your selections carefully, as actors who exceed the audition time of 4 minutes will be stopped.

Non-Equity actors should plan to bring 30 headshots/resumes and should be neatly staples back-to-back prior to the audition date. Actors who choose to audition with a musical theater selection and desire accompaniment should come prepared with sheet music.

Questions?  Please email Dylan K. Sladky, Artistic Administrator, at dsladky@milwaukeerep.com.  Due to the volume of questions, please allow two business days for a response.

All interested actors should visit this page regularly for information and updates. 

COMPANIES INTERESTED IN ATTENDING
(updated December 7
th, 2016)

The Alchemist Theatre –
The Bunny Gumbo Theater Company –
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre –
American Player’s Theatre –
Next Act –
Milwaukee Repertory Theater –
Milwaukee Comedy –
All In Productions –
Actor’s Craft Seventh Avenue Theatre –
Theatre RED –
Third Avenue Playhouse –
Cooperative Performance Milwaukee –
First Stage Children’s Theatre –
Fireside Theatre –
Bronzeville Arts Ensemble –
Theatre LILA –
Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre –
Children’s Theater of Madison –
Forward Theater Company –
In Tandem Theatre –
Lori Lins Talent –
Renaissance Theaterworks –
Solstice Theatre –
The Third Avenue Playhouse –
Zoological Society of Milwaukee/Kohl’s Wild Theater –

http://www.milwaukeerep.com/Test-Area/Rep-Redesign-Home/Inside-The-Rep/Non-Union-Milwaukee-General-Auditions/


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Position:              Marketing Coordinator

Department:      Marketing

Reports to:          Director of Marketing

Status:                  Part Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Repertory Theater seeks an outgoing, organized, motivated and detail-oriented individual to assist with the company’s Audience Development Events and Marketing Efforts.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for managing the details and logistics of Audience Development Events including Out-n-About Nights, Professionals Nights as well as The Rep’s participation/presence at local festivals and fairs. The Coordinator will work with other marketing staff to connect plays with relevant communities and organizations in the Greater Milwaukee area. This position will explore and develop collaborative partnerships with other organizations as a means of increasing ticket sales and visibility. The position will also support the Marketing Department with other duties including print materials distribution, direct mail assistance and a variety of administrative tasks.

 

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be detail-oriented, and comfortable in a position that is hands-on with a high volume of diverse activities. The candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, a working knowledge of Mac OS and/or Adobe Creative Suite a plus. Arts background desired.  Some nights and weekends required. Applicant must have a car for travel and transporting materials to events.  Candidate should also be able to lift and carry heavy objects up to 50 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

To Apply:

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 8. Milwaukee Repertory Theater is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities.  This is a 28 hours per week part-time, seasonal position.  Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Director of Marketing Cara McMullin at cmcmullin@milwaukeerep.com.  No phone calls please. Milwaukee Rep is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com.


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  • Start Date: Monday, Sep-14-2015
  • Location: RP Classroom

This fast-paced class will not only introduce students to the fundamentals of acting onscreen, but help students get started in a time when everyone has the power to create and share their film work. Topics to be explored and developed may include script and character analysis, basic acting techniques, networking, auditioning, and talent expectations for social media, micro-budget, and professional film projects. Whether you are a filmmaker as a hobby or eager amateur that wishes to turn professional, this course will help direct your passion to the best jumping off point.

Instructor: Sam Kozel

Class fee: $175

Prerequisite: None

Mondays 5:30-7:30 pm September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19

Starting in the filmmaking industry as an Actor, Sam Kozel now has over 11 years experience spanning over 100 films, working in various capacities, 10 of which have appeared in the Milwaukee Film Festival. Most notably Executive Producing the feature “Serial Daters Anonymous” starring Sam Page (Mad Men).

Sam is currently focusing on expanding his non-profit movie studio Film Freed as well as Screenwriting and Directing after earning an 8/10 on the Blacklist and is currently working on an original script with a Hollywood producer.


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EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Department: Education
Supervisor: Education Director
Classification: Full Time, Annual, Non-Exempt

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Repertory Theater seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated individual to join the Education Department of one of the nation’s most exciting and highly regarded theater companies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Education Coordinator will be responsible for administrative duties for all education programs, teaching residency programs, marketing education programs, research and writing study guides, coordinating program assessments, and communication and program booking for other education programs, including workshops, career days and backstage tours. The position will manage the Adult Training Program, including teaching classes. This person will also oversee the Rep Education Internships.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
• Strong administrative skills, including precise attention to detail and the ability to effectively balance numerous short- and long-term tasks simultaneously
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Solid research and writing ability
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word), and experience with Filemaker Pro and Tessitura is a plus
• A car is necessary for travel to schools
• Some flexibility in weekly hours is necessary. Start date will be early October, 2015.

To Apply:
We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities. This is a full-time, annual, early career salaried position with excellent health benefits. Send cover letter, resume, references, and a recent writing sample to Jenny Toutant, Education Director, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202 or jtoutant@milwaukeerep.com. Applications accepted until Monday, August 31.


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Are you or do you know a teen with a flair for all things theatrical? Join Milwaukee Rep's Teen Council for their Summer Play Festival, July 13-25, 2015! This student acted, directed, and designed 2-week intensive provides young, emerging theater artists the opportunity to hone their skills in all areas of theater production. 

Registration deadline is May 22, 2015! Spots are limited, so check us out outline before it's too late! 

http://www.milwaukeerep.com/Education/Summer-Theater-Conservatory/

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The Rep Lab is coming and it’s selling out fast.  My play, Give Until It Hurts, is in the line-up as well as Patrick Holland’s, The Cowboy, so Bunny Gumbo is well represented.  Hop to it!

 

Tickets now on sale!

The Rep’s highly-lauded Intern Ensemble presents its annual short-play festival.
Now in its fifth season, the critically-acclaimed performance includes
everything from comedy to drama to music – and much more!

Tickets available at 414-224-9490 and cost just $15.
The last three years have sold-out, so get your tickets now while you can!

Tickets available at 414-224-9490 and cost just $15.

April 10-13, 2015

Stiemke Studio

Performance times:

Friday, April 10, 8 pm

Saturday, April 11, 4 & 8 pm

Sunday, April 12, 7 pm

Maonday, April 13, 7:30 pm

Tickets:  www.milwaukeerep.com

Every Show You’ve Ever Seen

by Amelia Roper

Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann
Commissioned for REMIX 38 (2014) at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, this tribute to the theater features the Acting Intern Ensemble. Calling upon the collective memory of artists and audiences alike, it begs us to consider our experience of theater as something much greater than any single moment.

Tape 
by Jose Rivera
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Hannah Greene
Prolific playwright and Academy Award Nominee Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries, 2004) ponders the consequences of one man’s lifetime of lies.
 
The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze 
by Rich Orloff
Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann
A primordial creature reveals to his girlfriend that his fins are really fingers. What’s worse, he can breathe air! In this punny short originally produced in 2012 by Milwaukee’s Pink Banana Theatre Co., Barry considers taking one small step for an amphibian, and one giant leap for amphibian-kind.

People Are Dancing 
Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond, Music by Benny Gammerman
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Philip Muehe
This 10-minute musical by Sarah Hammond, whose Hum of the Arctic appeared in Rep Lab 2013, showcases two strangers who meet on a plane to Venice, fall in love, and eat gelato three times a day. On their last night together, Jim wants to make a clean break, but Rebecca reminds him that they still have time. They are, after all, in Venice. And in Venice, people are dancing.

Give Until It Hurts 
by James Fletcher (1989-1990 Acting Intern)
Directed by Artistic Associate and 2011-2012 Directing Intern JC Clementz
Local actor and Bunny Gumbo Artistic Director James Fletcher takes non-profit fundraising to the extreme. Two goons hired by National Public Radio bust in on Robert at dinner time and guilt him into giving…at gunpoint.

 
hysterical
by Steve Yockey
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Philip Muehe
From Yockey’s award-winning short-play cycle very still & hard to see, this “play that tastes like black licorice” catches Elizabeth in the throes of a Jaegermeister-fueled breakdown. Repeating a cycle of love, loss, and alcohol abuse, she hallucinates an unusual and somewhat unsympathetic companion.

The Cowboy 
by Patrick Holland (1998-1999 Acting Intern)
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Hannah Greene
In this thrilling offering, featured in “The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012,” The Cowboy muses on his role in the deaths of three women: Linda, Kim, and Amanda. But are their flirtations with The Cowboy their only connection?

Devised Piece
created by Artistic Intern Ensemble
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Interns Hannah Greene and Philip Muehe
With a reputation as the highlight of every Rep Lab, this eagerly-anticipated play is a world-premiere created and devised by the Artistic Intern Ensemble.


Amongst other things, Dan was the consummate emcee for the memorials of many who passed before him.  Just one more way that he’ll be a hard act to follow.

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Dan Mooney Memorial

Monday, April 28th from 4:00-6:00 pm

The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre – Stackner Cabaret

Mr. Mooney has worked with many of America’s oldest and largest resident theaters including The Victory Gardens Theatre, Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, The Goodman, Chicago’s Court Theatre, Evanston’s NorthLight, Houston’s Alley Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, The Pittsburgh Playhouse and StageWest in Massachusetts. In addition to the 20 some years with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater he has worked with Next Act, Renaissance TheaterWorks, First Stage, The Skylight, The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Theatre Gigante. He has toured throughout America and Japan, performed in Russia and with The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England. In a career of near 40 years he has appeared in well over 200 productions. Favorite roles include: Lenny in OF MICE AND MEN, Proctor in THE CRUCIBLE, the nefarious Commander Gomez in FUENTE OVEJUNA, John in Mamet’s OLEANNA, Pozzo in WAITING FOR GODOT, Tarleton in MISALLIANCE and, of course Mr. Scrooge. He has directed plays by Pinter, Shaw, Chekov, Amlin Gray and Larry Shue. He has appeared in, or done voice work for hundreds of commercials and thousands of industrial videos. He has been seen on LAW & ORDER: CI, on WNET’s Theatre in America Series, in an ABC After School Special, the new movie NO GOD, NO MASTER and as a dastardly politician in THE UNTOUCHABLES. He has served on The Wisconsin State Arts Board, the board of AFTRA/SAG and is currently a Principal Councilor from the Central Region of Actors’ Equity Association the union of professional actors and stage managers.


Rant on.

 

Tonight I attended the Cooperative Performance Milwaukee’s Season Selection event.  Different from last year, they allowed six members to give a presentation to explain why their work should be produced next season.  Audience members were invited to ask questions after each presentation, but more importantly, they were given two chips with which to cast their vote as to which projects might actually be produced.

 

Think about that.  A producing group is not only asking for input, they are actually allowing folks to influence their season.  At the end of the night, one of the six suggested productions would be eliminated by a public vote, but perhaps more importantly, the top vote getter would significantly improve its odds of being produced.

 

I’m going to put this event against some recent history in Milwaukee.  The Milwaukee Generals are only a few weeks in the past.  The sign-up for said auditions caused quite a bit of angst.  Some folks who weren’t able to procure an audition slot were quite upset and quite vocal in the social media world, and criticized the process and essentially bemoaned the fact that they weren’t able to audition, which meant that they had no chance of being included in the Milwaukee theatre scene, whatever that may mean.  Professionalism was called into question.  This is really sad to me.  The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre does this as a service to the other theatre companies in Milwaukee, but more importantly, to the actors in Milwaukee.

 

Posting all of that on social media is funny in a lot of ways, not least-wise the fact that getting a slot at the Milwaukee Generals guarantees nothing.  I would have to contact all of the theatre companies involved, but I think it’s a fair guess to say that few people get specific jobs from a specific appearance at the Milwaukee Generals.  Some companies already have their seasons cast by then and some companies are looking for really specific types for a really specific character.   Still, it’s a great chance to put yourself out in front of a bunch of theatre companies and remind them that you are still out there and available for work.  And some of those folks will be cast or at least called back for roles.  Some of them.

 

But those companies aren’t closed for business.  How many of the folks who couldn’t get in to the Generals asked the individual companies if they could come in and audition for them personally?  My understanding is that out of the folks who were most upset and critical of the process via social media, not one of them thought it might be a good idea to schedule a personal audition.  Of course, lambasting a company for their practices publically is probably the death knell for future work with said company, but still.  Scheduling a personal audition with a specific company in which the auditor from that company would be likely to have far more time with said auditioner and be able to give much more useful feedback than the three minutes and no feedback you’ll get at the Milwaukee Generals, is likely to yield better results.

 

And this brings me back to tonight’s preview of Cooperative Performance Milwaukee’s Season Selection event.  How many of you folks that were up in arms about not getting into the Milwaukee Generals were present?  Here’s a theatre that is actively encouraging new folks to get involved and once again it was poorly attended.  At some point it’s not anyone else’s fault but your own that you’re not being asked to participate in the arts.  Get off your collective asses and ask not what these theatre companies can do for you, but what you can do for them.

 

Rant off.

 

Fletcher