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Position:              Assistant Audience Services Manager

Department:      Marketing

Reports to:          Audience Services Manager

Status:                  Full-Time Annual – Exempt

 

Milwaukee Rep has an immediate opening for a self-motivated, detail-oriented ticketing professional. The Assistant Audience Services Manager provides quality patron services for the more than 600 performances presented across four venues. Ticket Office and management experience are required. Strong customer service and buy in to a cross-sell and up-sell culture is absolutely essential. Familiarity with Tessitura is highly preferred. The Assistant Audience Services Manager manages a medium size Ticket Office of seasonal; part-time Ticket Reps. This is a full time, 40 hour per week position, which will include working nights and weekends. Applicant will have 2-3 years professional theatrical Ticket Office experience, ideally within a not-for-profit theatre company, cultural organization, or similar entity, with demonstrated success in sales and team management. Knowledge of Tessitura preferred but not mandatory. Applicant should be reliable and punctual with a positive outlook. Other qualities the applicant should possess include an honest and trustworthy nature, the instinct to go the extra mile, extremely sharp computer and customer service skill, a confidence and competence in math and problem solving skill, meticulous organizational skills and excellent time management.

 

Deadline to apply is Friday, June 16, 2017. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to rrichter@milwaukeerep.com or Assistant Manager Search, Milwaukee Rep, 108 E. Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202. No phone calls please. Position salary range is high 20’s. For a full job profile visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com.

 

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from a broad spectrum of people including women, people of color and other minorities. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.


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 acckidssm@milwaukeerep.com.

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 akuchling@milwaukeerep.com or via phone at 414-290-7082.


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Banned Book Slam!

Sunday, September 25 at 3:30pm (following the 2pm performance)

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater at Milwaukee Rep (108 E Wells Street)

As a part of Banned Books Week, join Milwaukee Rep and the ACLU of Wisconsin in a celebration of banned and challenged books, many of which are now heralded as literary masterpieces and integral parts of our literary canon. After watching Man of La Mancha, the musical adaptation of the first ever novel to escape the iron fist of Spanish censors in the 17th century, join us for live readings from some favorite challenged books, plays and poems. Favorite titles such as Charlotte’s Web, Invisible Man, Romeo and Juliet, and Captain Underpants could be among them! Attendees are invited to dress in costume as one of their favorite authors or characters from a favorite forbidden text, or you can sit back and listen to poetic words that were so un-successfully silenced. No acting, literary, or historical knowledge necessary!  All Banned Book participants will be entered to win 2 tickets to the Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced, and other wonderful prizes. Please contact nnelson@milwaukeerep.com if you would like to enter the Book Slam.

Free Singing Workshop

Saturday, October 1 at 2-3pm

Rehearsal Hall 3 at Milwaukee Rep (108 E Wells Street)

Learn to sing “The Impossible Dream” from the musical Man of La Mancha along with members from the Rep’s cast in this free open workshop. In collaboration with Women’s Voices Milwaukee.

Please RSVP to nnelson@milwaukeerep.com

Free Flamenco Dance Workshop

Saturday, October 15 at 2-3pm

Rehearsal Hall 3 at Milwaukee Rep (108 E Wells Street)

Join local flamenco dance troupe Siempre Flamenco and Man of La Mancha choreographer James Zager for a free Flamenco dance workshop! Participants will learn the history and basic techniques of Flamenco dancing. Then, the choreographer James Zager and professional flamenco dancers will teach an excerpt from a dance from the production, accompanied by virtuoso flamenco guitarists. No dance experience necessary!

Please RSVP to nnelson@milwaukeerep.com


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Position:              Marketing Intern

Department:      Marketing

Reports to:          Director of Marketing

Status:                 Non-paid, Average of 12-28 hours per week (varies)

 

The Rep’s Marketing Department is offering administrative internships for college students and recent graduates who are pursuing careers in professional theater, marketing or non-profit administration. Interns work directly with the Marketing Team, assisting with special projects and day-to-day activities that support The Rep. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about marketing for a major regional theater company. Semester-long or full season positions are available.

 

Job duties may include:

  • Research potential partners for cross promotion and ways to connect with relevant communities
  • Create and update various marketing contact databases and other data entry projects
  • Distribution of printed materials
  • Assist in planning and staffing Audience Development events
  • Assist with writing and proofreading print and electronic marketing materials
  • Opportunities for additional projects based on interest and experience
  • General office support
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in arts administration, particularly marketing, communications and outreach
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A self-starter with attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel

 

To Apply:

This is an unpaid internship position that can be used for college credit if requested. A consistent schedule is preferred and occasional weeknight or weekend hours may be requested. Interns will receive complimentary tickets to Rep productions throughout the duration of the internship. Milwaukee Repertory Theater is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Director of Marketing Cara McMullin at cmcmullin@milwaukeerep.com . The submission deadline for Fall internships is August 8 and November 1 for Winter submissions. No phone calls please. For more information, visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com.

 

 

Position:          PR Intern

Department:   Marketing

Reports to:      Director of Media Relations

Status:             Non-paid, Average of 12-28 hours per week (varies)

The Rep’s Marketing department is offering administrative internships for upper level college students and recent graduates who are pursuing careers in professional theater or non-profit administration. Interns have the opportunity to work directly with the Public Relations and Social Media teams, as well as other departments throughout the company. Interns will learn the various strategies and tactics needed for successful press and social media campaigns at a major regional theater company. Summer, semester-long or full season positions are available.

Job duties may include:

  • Researching new media contacts to expand current media database
  • Maintain clipping files and archiving
  • Proof reading show programs and press releases
  • Updating and maintaining calendar event listing and posting press releases online
  • Assist in planning and staffing PR appearances
  • Writing articles, blogs, social media posts when appropriate
  • General office support
  • Other special project duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in arts administration, with an emphasis in PR/Marketing
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Sense of humor and ability to brainstorm out of the box ideas
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
  • A self-starter with attention to detailand ability to multi-task

To Apply: This is an unpaid internship position that can be used for college credit if requested. Regularly scheduled hours preferred. Interns will receive complimentary tickets to Rep productions throughout the duration of the internship. Please send resume and cover letter to Frances White at fwhite@milwaukeerep.com.  The submission deadline for Fall internships is August 8 and November 1 for Winter submissions.  No phone calls please.  Milwaukee Rep is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com.


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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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We have an exciting youth night coming up for our world premiere production of American Song and we would love your involvement!

As part of a strategic planning process, Milwaukee Repertory Theater adopted a new mission statement in 2015 that calls upon us to create positive change in the social, cultural and economic vitality of our community through producing plays that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue. Our upcoming world premiere of American Song is an excellent opportunity to see our new mission in action. In partnership with the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, we will be launching Act II – a series of highly interactive post-show discussions around important thematic issues in the play. From access to mental health services to gun violence to the challenges that children face on their pathway to adulthood, American Song is ripped from today’s headlines. The play will star James DeVita, proclaimed by the Wall Street Journal to be America’s finest classical actor, and is directed by our Artistic Director Mark Clements.

On March 22nd from 6:30pm – 8:45pm, Milwaukee Rep’s Teen Council will host a Teen Night with a youth-focused dialogue following that evening’s production of American Song. As a part of that night’s audience, approximately 100 students from Teen Council, Running Rebels, Journey House, Lake Valley Camp, and COA Goldin Center will be in attendance. Immediately following the performance, a teenager, elected to speak from Milwaukee Rep’s Teen Council, will give a five-minute response to the performance for the full audience. Following the guest respondent audience members will split into small groups for the post-show discussion. Teenagers will work alongside Zeidler Center facilitators to facilitate the discussion. The Youth Event is an opportunity to youth to engage in a dialogue with city officials and decision makers on what they believe will be effective in violence prevention to make Milwaukee a safe place for youth to succeed.

In terms of the structure of the dialogues, a performance looks like this:
The Play (80 minutes)
Respondent speaks (5 minutes)
Intermission (10 minutes)
Small group dialogues (30-45 minutes)

On the Youth Night, we will structure dialogue groups such that each group has a mix of government officials, educators, law enforcement, teen audience members, a teen facilitator, and a Zeidler Center facilitator.

To create the most impact, we need the right people in the theater. And we need your help! Civic leaders, activists, first responders, artists, clergy, teachers, public policy experts, etc. Basically, anyone that cares deeply for the health of our community and the children in our region. As they say, it takes a village so we’d love for the village to be part of the conversation. In addition to your participation, we would love for you to invite your network to participate. So that cost isn’t a barrier, we have reserved blocks of tickets at a 65% off discount ($20 each). Whoever you think is important to have in the room, we want them! Please use the promo code: ACTIVATE when purchasing tickets to access the discounted ticket block. We’re incredibly fortunate to have private funding that allows us to offer these deeply discounted tickets so to reduce barriers to participation.

So we can effectively structure the small group dialogues with a good mix of participants, please also RSVP with your name, organization, and position to Kelsey Ingle, Education Coordinator, at kingle@milwaukerep.com<mailto:kingle@milwaukerep.com>. We look forward to hearing from you.


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BASIC ACTING II: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA II: CHARACTER CREATION

There is no prerequisite for this course
Monday 5:30-7:30 April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

BASIC ACTING I: INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE

Monday 5:30-7:30 April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

BASIC ACTING III: SCENE STUDY

Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1

Follow the link for more info: http://www.milwaukeerep.com/courses/


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The 2016 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016, from 9:00am 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 2015 Milwaukee General Auditions will not be allowed to do so in 2016.  At this time, we anticipate that actors who auditioned in 2015 will be eligible to do so again in 2017.
  •  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 February 1st, 1998 are not eligible to audition.

On Saturday December 19, 2015 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 – www.milwaukeerep.com/Plan-Your-Visit/Directions-Parking–Hotels/  – 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 (.pdf / .docx) 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 19th, 2015:

  •  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. 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 EXPECTED TO ATTEND IN 2016 (updated Dec 4, 2015)
The Alchemist Theatre –
The Bunny Gumbo Theater Company –
First Stage Children’s Theatre –
Forward Theater Company –
In Tandem Theatre –
Lori Lins Talent –
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre –
Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre –
Renaissance Theaterworks –
Splinter Group –
The Third Avenue Playhouse –
Zoological Society of Milwaukee/Kohl’s Wild Theater –
(12 Confirmed)

 


Please note that the original posting date was incorrect.  The non-AEA Milwaukee General Auditions will be on Tuesday, February 2nd as opposed to Monday, February 1st.


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Dance with the Stars

Saturday October 3rd 2pm-3pm

Milwaukee Rep – Rehearsal Hall 3

 

Come visit Milwaukee Rep’s rehearsal halls and learn some of the dance moves from Dreamgirls from Leonard Sullivan, our very own dance captain! All skills levels welcome, ages 10 to 100. Come dressed to move. RSVP to lhoffmann@milwaukeerep.com by September 28th at the latest. Space is limited. First come, first serve.

 

Sing the Dreamgirls Songs

Saturday October 10th 2pm-3pm

Milwaukee Rep – Rehearsal Hall 3

 

Work with musicians and actors from Dreamgirls to learn a song from Dreamgirls, meet fellow singers, and hear what Dreamgirls music can sound like with a full choral sound! All skill levels welcome, ages 10 to 100. RSVP to lhoffmann@milwaukeerep.com by October 5th at the latest. Space is limited. First come, first serve.

 

Singing Contest

Post a video of you singing a song in the style of Dreamgirls to Facebook or Twitter by October 14th using #dreamgirlsmke and tagging @MilwRep. We will pick the best singers to win tickets to the Thursday October 29th performance and to perform on the set of Dreamgirls after the show.

 

 

LEDA HOFFMANN | Director of Community Engagement | Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex | 108 East Wells Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.224.1761 x338 tel | 414.224.9097 fax | lhoffmann@milwaukeerep.com

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