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The Rep Lab is this weekend, Friday, April 10th through Monday, April 13th.  The Friday and Saturday shows are already sold out, so don’t delay. -Fletcher

 

Eight Plays, Two Hours, Ten Bucks

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! Don’t miss the limited engagement of this one-of- a-kind night of theater.

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 José Rivera
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Hannah Greene
Prolific playwright and Academy Award Nominee José 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 Jäegermeister-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.

 

PERFORMANCE TIMES:
Friday, April 10, 8pm
Saturday, April 11, 4pm
Saturday, April 11, 8pm
Sunday, April 12, 2pm
Sunday, April 12, 7pm
Monday, April 13, 7:30pm

 


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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.


The Rep Lab is opening up this Friday for five performances.  Having been a former intern at the Rep, I can’t tell you what a fine venue this is for the interns.  When I was an intern, no such venue existed for us to display our skills.  Most interns were simply relegated to the role of understudying.  Actual roles onstage outside of townsperson in A Christmas Carol were rare.  So this is the intern’s big send-off after what I can assure you is a challenging year.  Come on out and support them as they graduate and head out into the real world!

Fletcher

Performance Times
Fri. Mar. 28, 8pm
Sat. Mar. 29, 4 & 8pm
Sun. Mar. 30, 7pm
Mon. Mar. 31, 7:30pm

Rep Lab 2014

27 Ways I Didn’t Say “Hi” To Laurence Fishburne by Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Artistic Associate and 2011-2012 Directing Intern JC Clementz
Based on actual events…sort of. This 2013 Humana Festival hit features the entire Acting Intern Ensemble in ways you won’t expect. Jonathan just wants to say “hi” to Hollywood star Laurence Fishburne, but things never quite go as planned.

Wandering by Lanford Wilson
Directed by 2013-2014 Directing Intern Emily Penick
A poignant trip through one man’s life and wanderings, this play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson (Talley’s Folly), explores the role of authority in growing up.

A Midsummer Nite’s Dream by Rachel Claff
Directed by 2013-2014 Directing Intern Frank Honts
How fast can seven actors perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Pretty darn fast! First performed as a part of The Chicago-based Neo-Futurists’ Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, don’t blink or you’ll miss one of Shakespeare’s finest plays performed in under two minutes!

The Other Woman by David Ives
Directed by 2013-2014 Directing Intern Emily Penick
Emma spends her evenings sleepwalking around the house. When Thomas is visited late at night by his sleepwalking wife, he wonders if she is becoming the “other woman” in their marriage. Playwright David Ives (Venus in FurAll in the Timing), weaves a taut story of identity and connection.

You’re Invited by Darren Canady
Directed by 2013-2014 Directing Intern Frank Honts
What happens when a four-year-old’s extravagant birthday party is thrown into chaos by a wayward toddler? After an “accident” ruins the birthday cake, the parents prove more immature than their children in this uproariously biting comedy.

Hamlet in Hiding by Rich Rubin
Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann
A deserted Dublin theater serves as the hideout for three quirky, dim-witted bank-robbers. Criminal masters in their own minds, the three women quickly realize that they have taken on more than they can chew.

L.A. 8 AM by Mark Harvey Levine
Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann Finding comfort in order, some believe that everything can be reduced to numbers and statistics. In this emotionally-wrought drama, Kevin strives to make sense of his life—but mathematics can’t bring comfort to every situation.

Doors Closing by Mark Chrisler
Directed by Artistic Associate and 2011-2012 Directing Intern JC Clementz
Sometimes riding the subway can change lives. Happenstance brings Sam and Veronica together as they navigate the starts and stops of life.

Title by Greg Allen
Directed by Artistic Associate and 2002-2003 & 2003-2004 Acting and Directing Intern Michael Kroeker
Featured on NPR’s This American Life, and from the founder of The Neo-Futurists, this short comedy will have you falling out of your seat with laughter. Greg and Melissa head straight for the “subtext” in this hilarious short.

Devised Piece, created by Artistic Intern Ensemble
Directed by 2013-2014 Directing Interns Frank Honts and Emily Penick
In what has become an eagerly-anticipated, annual highlight of Rep Lab, we are proud to present a world-premiere play created and devised by the Artistic Intern Ensemble!


Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Fourth Annual Rep Lab Short Play Festival

Submissions due September 16, 2013

Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s annual Rep Lab Short Play Festival features The Rep’s Artistic Intern ensemble in an evening of short plays. In the past, Rep Lab festivals have included work by established playwrights and emerging playwrights, funny plays and serious ones, published and unpublished scripts, and even a short musical.

As we plan our fourth season of Rep Lab, we welcome submissions of short plays for the 2014 festival. Plays should be between thirty seconds to twenty minutes in length with a cast size between one to twelve actors. Plays will be cast from The Rep’s multi-ethnic ensemble of intern actors between the ages of 22 and 35, directed by a combination of staff, Artistic Associates, and Directing Interns, and produced and designed by The Rep’s Production Interns, all under the guidance of The Rep’s professional staff.

Playwrights whose plays are selected for production will receive commensurate royalty payments.

Selection Process:

Short plays received by September 16, 2013 will be considered for the 2013/14 season festival.

Scripts may have received productions at other theaters or may be as-yet unproduced work.

Playwrights may submit as many pieces as they like that they feel fit the stated criteria.

Note: Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot respond to every submission. We will notify you by January 15, 2013, if your script has been chosen for the festival.  Additionally, all scripts received will be kept on file for consideration in future Rep Lab festivals.

Submissions

1.       Submissions should be emailed to Milwaukee Rep Literary Coordinator Leda Hoffmann at lhoffmann@milwaukeerep.com with the subject line “REP LAB – [Title of Play]”

2.       Please email scripts in PDF or Word format.

3.       Please include your name and contact information for you or your agent (if applicable), on the front page of the script.

4.       Please label the script file as follows: PLAY TITLE (Playwright’s Last Name)


A Short-Play Festival featuring The Rep’s Acting Intern Ensemble

March 31 – April 4

Stiemke Studio

A REP FIRST!

Hilarious and heartbreaking individually, when taken as a whole, these eight short plays explore various stages of romantic relationships, from initial meetings to the trials of those looking for love to the aftermath of break-ups.

The eight plays featured are written by established writers, directed by members of Rep Artistic Staff­ and Directing Interns, performed by Acting Interns and created with contributions from stage management, costume, and props interns and assistants. The evening concludes with A Grand Finale world-premiere short play devised by and featuring the full Acting Intern Ensemble!

Buy today at http://www.milwaukeerep.com or call 414-224-9490.

Tickets just $20 and Student tickets just $10!

SPECIAL TALKBACK!

Join us after the performance on Friday, April 1 for a Special Talkback with The Rep’s Artistic and Production Interns to learn about their experiences as they transition to a professional career in theater. This is a great opportunity for student and theater groups! For groups call The Rep’s Education Director, Jenny Kostreva, at 414-290-5370 or jkostreva@milwaukeerep.com.

Controlling Interest

by Wayne Rawley

directed by Brent Hazelton

Something Real

by Scott Organ

directed by Jenny Kostreva

Post-It’s: Notes on a Marriage

by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman

directed by Sandy Ernst

The Furies

by Neil Labute

directed by Mark Clements

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rain

by Will Eno

directed by Geo­rey Bleeker

Long Division

by Neil Labute

directed by Michael Kroeker

Night

by Harold Pinter

directed by Leda Ho­mann

. . . and A Grand Finale!