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American Song ACT II

Zeidler CenterDuring our world premiere of American Song, The Rep partnered with the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion to host post-show facilitated small group discussions. After each of our 33 performances, we invited a broad range of community leaders to give a five-minute response to the show followed by small group facilitated discussions led by trained members of the Zeidler Center. More than 3,000 patrons took advantage of the opportunity to share, listen, and learn with a group of fellow audience members. This format created the space for mutual understanding and respect allowing for open and honest dialogue. Act II has been praised both locally and nationally, and was overwhelmingly successful at bringing diverse groups of people together for dialogue around community issues. 

For more information, check out these articles:

Week 1 in Review

Week 2 in Review

Week 3 in Review

Week 4 in Review

Pastor Alexis Twito
Coordinator of Police Chaplaincy Program, Milwaukee

Danae Davis
Executive Director, Milwaukee Succeeds

Rahul Dubey
Information Security Analyst, Rockwell Automation

Dr. Darienne Driver
Superintendent, Milwaukee Public Schools

Nik Clark
Chairman & President, Wisconsin Carry Inc.

Sheriff David Mahoney
Dane County

Mayor Stephen Scaffidi
Oak Creek

Magda G. Peck, ScD
Founding Dean, Joseph J. Zilber SPH

Lonnae Hickman
Milwaukee Rep Teen Council Representative

Paula Penebaker
President & CEO, YWCA SE Wisconsin

Deanna Tillisch
President & CEO, United Performing Arts Fund

Jeri Bonavia
Executive Director & Founder,
Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort

Amardeep Kaleka
Filmmaker; son of former Oak Creek
Sikh Temple President Satwant Kaleka

Chris Larson
Wisconsin State Senator

Dr. Jon Berlin
Psychiatrist and Former Medical Director
of Milwaukee County’s Crisis Service

Stephen Hargarten, MD
Professor & Chair,
Medical College of Wisconsin

Susan Dreyfus
President and CEO,
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Marcus White
Vice President of Civic Engagement,
Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Justice Janine Geske
former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice

Deanna Singh
CEO, Burke Foundation;
Sikh American Legal Defense
and Education Fund Speakers Bureau Member

Hannah Rosenthal
President & CEO,
Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Attorney Patrick Dunphy
Chief attorney for the plaintiffs
in the Badger Guns negligence suit

James Causey
Editorial writer and columnist,
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Charles Kahn
Former Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge;
Founder, A Neutral View

Sergeant Al Groszczyk
Milwaukee Police Department

Jordan Lee
Program Director, 88.9

Eric Von
Radio Host, WNOV

Dan Bird
Psychotherapist, Alliance Counseling Center;
Board Member, Kubly Foundation

Charlie Sykes
Radio Host at WTMJ

Kalan Haywood
Founder and President, Vangard Group

Maxine A. White
Chief Judge, First Judicial District, WI

Mayor Tom Barrett
City of Milwaukee

* Milwaukee Rep has invited experts from a wide variety of fields which represent diverse viewpoints. The views and opinions expressed by the community responder do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Milwaukee Repertory Theater.