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The 2019 Non-Equity Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Monday, January 21st, 2019, 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

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

  • The lottery will be conducted for this year’s audition and waiting list slots.   There is an in-person component to this process in order to maintain focus on local talent.
  • Actors who auditioned in the 2018 Milwaukee General Auditions will not be allowed to do so in 2019. Actors who auditioned in 2017 are eligible to do so again in 2019.
  • 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 21st, 2001 are not eligible to audition.

On Saturday December 15th, 2018, 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 their 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 15th, 2018:

  • 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 Lottery Entry.  If your name is called and you are not present, your entry will be forfeited.
  • As Lottery Entries are drawn, that actor will have the opportunity to sign up for a remaining available Audition or Waiting List slot. 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. As we have streamlined this process over the last few years, we now recommend any interested actors on the Wait List come to the auditions in the very likely case we are running ahead of schedule and are able to offer a slot in the moment. Please note that this is not a guarantee of being seen.

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.

Actors should plan to bring 35 headshots/resumes that must be neatly stapled back to back prior to the audition date. (Please no paperclips or loose paper.) Actors who choose to audition with a musical theater selection and desire accompaniment should come prepared with sheet music arranged in a way that will be easy for our accompanist to read.

All actors must check in 30 minutes prior to their scheduled audition times. This will allow the auditions to move forward with fewer interruptions.

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.

2019 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions

Lottery Entry Form

Name:                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Address:                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                               

Phone number:                                                                                                               

Phone type:                       O Mobile            O Home              O Work                (Check one)

Email Address:                                                                                                                                                                                 

By submitting this lottery form for the 2019 Milwaukee General Auditions, I hereby acknowledge the following:

  • I understand that submission of this form does not guarantee an audition slot or a waiting list slot in the 2019 Milwaukee General Auditions.
  • I was born before January 21st, 2001.
  • I will not be enrolled in college or university as of June 2019.
  • I am a resident of the Greater Milwaukee area.
  • I did not audition in the 2018 Milwaukee General Auditions.
  • I am not a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Signature:                                                                                                                                                                          

Date:                                                                                                    

 

 

The 17th Annual

Milwaukee General Auditions

January 21st, 2019

 

 

 

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Position:               Group Sales Coordinator

Department:      Marketing

Reports to:          Director of Sales

Status:                  Full-Time, Annual

 

Milwaukee Rep is looking for a Group Sales Coordinator to join our expanding Group Sales Department. The Group Sales Coordinator will develop the strategy, execution and attainment of revenue goals. This high-performance sales position is responsible for developing and growing group sales in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines to meet. The Group Sales Coordinator will be responsible for directly managing an individual portfolio of accounts as well as identifying external group sales opportunities and clients.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Research potential partners for cross promotion and ways to connect with relevant communities.
  • Develop specific sales strategies, tactics and sales plans to meet and exceed organization goals for group sales.
  • Identify and develop new customer segments.
  • Increase the level of business from current group patrons.
  • Deliver sales presentations to corporations, associations, community and volunteer organizations as needed.
  • Coordinate closely with Director of Marketing and Director of Sales to take full advantage of sales synergies.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum two years sales experience required.
  • Must be strategic and goal-oriented.
  • Creative and outgoing sales professional that is comfortable delivering presentations and working with diverse constituencies.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with an interest in the arts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel regionally for sales calls and presentations.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • Tessitura and/or Adobe Creative Suite experience a plus.

 

 

 

To Apply:

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and references to Director of Sales Jeremy Scott at jscott@milwaukeerep.com . The submission deadline is August 8. No phone calls please. Position pay structure is a combination of hourly and commission.

 

Title:   ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING
Department:   Development
Supervisor:   Director of Annual Giving
Classification:   Full-Time, Annual, Exempt
Status:   Open

________________________________________________________________________________ Basic Function:

Milwaukee Repertory Theater seeks a highly organized, self-motivated individual who has strong written communication skills and grant writing experience to support the institutional giving and donor relation communication efforts of one of the nation’s most exciting and highly regarded theater companies.

 

The Associate Director of Annual Giving (ADAG) will work closely with and report to the Director of Annual Giving (DAG) to execute a comprehensive campaign including the individual and institutional campaigns.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • While maintaining primary responsibility for the institutional portion of the annual campaign, write grant applications to corporate and family foundations, local, regional and national government funding agencies, in support of Rep programming.
  • Maintain Annual Giving tracking reports
  • Research potential prospects amongst Rep patrons to provide broadest solicitation opportunities for annual campaign.
  • Support ongoing donor cultivation/relations and stewardship program.
  • Work with the DoD and DAG to support the annual UPAF Campaign.
  • Provide staff support for annual membership and volunteer efforts of The Friends of The Rep.
  • Manage all philanthropic communication efforts with assistance of Development staff, by utilizing print, electronic, and web-based/social media.
  • Support all other Development activities, events, and programs on an “as needed” basis

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years experience in successful development program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and strict adherence to deadlines
  • Strong Volunteer support experience and skills
  • Knowledge of donor database and Moves Management process
  • Ability to analyze and track giving patterns
  • Creative problem solving skills

 

Professional performing arts experience or knowledge is preferred but not mandatory, and some flexibility in weekly hours is necessary to support periodic evening events. Experience with Tessitura database a plus. Salary competitive and commensurate with fundraising. Start date will be ASAP.

 

To Apply:

We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. Position is salaried and includes benefits. Send cover letter and resume to Marina S. Krejci, Director of Development at mkrejci@milwaukeerep.com  Applications accepted until Monday, August 15 2016

 

 


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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.


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

 

 


The Annual Non-AEA Milwaukee General Auditions

Take note: The audition slots were basically gone by 9:00 last year, so if you’re strolling in the door at that time, you’re likely to be disappointed.  If you want a slot, set that alarm early and get there by 6:oo am.  I know this is not a perfect situation, but Master Kroeker is doing his darndest to give everyone a shot.

Fletcher

The 2014 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Monday, February 24th, 2014, from 9:30am to 6:30pm, at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  This is a Locals Only audition – only Non-Union actors that do not require assistance with travel and housing should attend.

We will again implement an in-person sign-up process for this year’s auditions.  On Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 9:00am to 12:00 Noon, interested actors will be able to sign up in person for the 2014 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions outside of Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret – (Directions)- on the 2nd floor Arboretum of the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex, accessible via elevator or via the escalator near building security.  Please note that the doors to the Milwaukee Center are scheduled to be unlocked at 6:00am, and are not under the control of Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  A line formed very early last year, and there is no reason to expect otherwise in 2014.

Slots will be available on a first-come-first-served basis – all slots will very likely be filled well before 12:00 Noon.  This span of time is provided only as an estimate of the time commitment necessary for this sign-up process.  Attendance on January 18 will not guarantee an audition slot.  Interested actors must present a valid form of photo identification (driver’s license or state-issued identification is recommended) in order to obtain a slot.  In addition, please note that an individual is eligible to request one slot only – requests made for other individuals will not be honored.

There will also be 25 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 at a later date will be given to those actors on the Waiting List.

Should there be audition or waiting lists slots available after this sign-up period, they will be made available via an additional in-person sign-up at The Rep’s administrative offices. Additional details will be announced on this page should any slots remain.

Slots for this Non-Equity day will fill quickly. Please plan accordingly.

PREPARATION Audition slots will be 4 minutes long, and will consist of any two of the following: 1. One contemporary monologue 2. One classical monologue (preferably Shakespeare) 3. 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. Actors should plan to bring 25-30 headshots/resumes – please check the website listed below often for updates on the number of producers attending.  This list is subject to change at any time.

Actors who choose to audition with a musical theater selection and desire accompaniment should come prepared with sheet music.

Questions?  Please visit the website below for additional information.  For additional information, please email Michael Kroeker, Artistic Associate, at mkroeker@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 2014 (updated 04Dec13) Actor’s Craft The Alchemist Theatre American Players Theater The Bunny Gumbo Theater Company Cooperative Performance Milwaukee Door Shakespeare First Stage Children’s Theatre Forward Theater Company Great River Shakespeare Festival In Tandem Theatre Lori Lins Talent Management Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Milwaukee Repertory Theater Next Act Theatre Optimist Theatre Peninsula Players Pink Banana Theatre Company Renaissance Theaterworks Rhode Center for the Arts Skylight Music Theatre Splinter Group Theater RED UPROOTED Theatre Company Youngblood Theatre Company Zoological Society of Milwaukee/Kohl’s Wild Theater