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After every performance of Until the Flood, hear a 5-minute response from a local community leader and then join fellow audience members in small group conversations facilitated by the Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion. With the success of Act II for American Song and Disgraced, these dialogues are a sought-after audience experience that you won't want to miss.

About ACT II

What Is A Facilitated Dialogue?

Learn more about facilitated dialogues from the information below.

American Theatre Magazine: Beyond the Traditional Talkback: ‘Act II’ Adds Voices to ‘American Song’


Who Are Community Responders?

Discover the community responders who will speak after performances of Until the Flood:

3/13, 6:30pm    Sharyl McFarland  53206 Canvassing Director, Ex-Prisoners Organizing (EXPO)
3/14, 7:30pm    Dr. Jeffrey Coleman   Assistant Professor of Spanish, Marquette University
3/15, 7:30pm    Venice Williams   Executive Director, Alice’s Garden
3/16, 8:00pm    David Muhammad   Violence Prevention Manager, City of Milwaukee Health Department
3/17, 4pm    A representative from the Milwaukee Police Department
3/17, 8pm    Paula Penebaker  President & CEO, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
3/18, 2pm    Nicole Brookshire   Director, Office on African American Affairs
3/18, 7pm    Princess Beyers   Amani United Representative
3/20, 7:30pm    Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom   Senior Minister, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
3/21, 7:30pm    Vincent Lyles   President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
3/22, 7:30pm    Fred Royal   President, NAACP Milwaukee Branch
3/23, 8pm    LaQuondra Shaw   Northwestern Mutual Foundation
3/24, 4pm    Reggie Jackson   Head Griot, America’s Black Holocaust Museum
3/24, 8pm    Dasha Kelly   Founder & Artistic Director, Still Waters Collective
3/25, 2pm    Al Ruppel   Founder, Unity in Motion
3/25, 7pm    Jeff Martinka   Executive Director, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee
3/28, 1:30pm    Keith Stanley   Executive Director, Near West Side Partners
3/28, 7:30pm    John Chisholm    Milwaukee County District Attorney
3/29, 7:30pm    Sister Patricia Rogers   Executive Director, Dominican Center
3/30, 8pm    Saleaqua Winston   Spoken Word Artist
3/31, 4pm    LaTasha Hodge-Fields   Teacher, Milwaukee Public Schools
3/31, 8pm    Senator Lena Taylor   Wisconsin State Senator, District 4
4/1, 2pm    Pardeep Kaleka   Co-Founder, Serve2Unite
4/1, 7pm    Dr. Cedric Burrows   Assistant Professor of English, Marquette University
4/3, 7:30pm    Jordan Lee   Program Director, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
4/4, 7:30pm    Syd Robinson   LGBTQ Advocate, LGBT Community Center
4/5, 7:30pm    Kiran Vedula (aka Q the Sun)   Musician, Producer, and Youth Advocate
4/6, 8pm    Dr. Patricia McManus   President & CEO, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin
4/7, 4pm    Jose Vasquez   Community Organizer, Southside Organization Center
4/7, 8pm    Christopher Flowers   Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn
4/8, 2pm    Chief Judge Maxine White   Chief Judge, Milwaukee County Courts
4/8, 7pm    Kennedy Hughes   True Skool Representative
4/10, 7:30pm    Susan Lloyd   Executive Director, Zilber Family Foundation
4/11, 7:30pm    Katie Sanders   Executive Director, Safe & Sound
4/12, 7:30pm    Dr. Darienne Driver   MPS Superintendent
4/13, 8:00pm    Dr. Juan Baez   Co-Director, MPS Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement
4/14, 4pm    Dr. Kathleen Coffey-Guenther   Associate Vice President of the Office of Mission and Ministry, Marquette University
4/14, 8pm    Jendora Kelley   Community Culture Leader, Carmen High School
4/15, 2pm    Sharon Adams   Co-Founder, Walnut Way
4/15, 7pm    Vaun Mayes   Founder, Program the Parks
4/17, 7:30pm    James Phelps   President, JCP Construction
4/18, 7:30pm    Sharon McGowan & Adam Carr   Neighborhood News Service
4/19, 7:30pm    Michael Hostad   Executive Director, Innovation in Milwaukee
4/20, 8pm    Wanda Montgomery  President, Black Child Development Institute Milwaukee & Director of Community Partnerships, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
4/21, 4pm    Nate Hamilton   Co-Founder, The Coalition For Justice
4/21, 8pm    Erik Ljung   Filmmaker of “The Blood is at the Doorstep”
4/22, 2pm    Angie Trudell Vasquez  Writer, Poet, and Activist
4/22, 7pm    Dr. Monique Liston  Adjunct Instructor at the Center for Gender and Sexualities, Marquette University

Check out an example of a community responder’s reflection during The Rep’s production of American Song:




We’re taking advantage of expertise we have right here in our city, hosting conversations sparked by One House Over with local leaders. These conversations are free to the public and take place directly after a performance.

If you can’t make it in person, be sure to tune in to the conversation through our Community Conversations Podcast.


Panel: “Stories of Immigration: Creating Communities”
Wednesday, March 7, following the 7:30pm performance
Milwaukee’s immigrant heritage is present throughout the city—in our dining, shopping, festivals, and more. Join leaders from across Milwaukee to learn how immigrants have helped shape our city and to hear more about the unique vitality of immigrant communities today.

Panelists include:
• Catherine Ward, Interim Director of CelticMKE
• Dinorah Marquez, Director of the Latino Arts Strings Program
• Elizabeth Avalos Rivas, Latino Arts Strings Program Alumni
• May yer Thao, Executive Director at the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
• John Gurda, Milwaukee Historian


Panel: “Building Fences & Walls: Immigration Policy & Sanctuary Cities”
Wednesday, March 14, following the 7:30pm performance
Current political policies on immigration are a point of contentious discussion and the idea of sanctuary cities is fraught on the local and national level. This discussion approaches the conversation on a personal and interpersonal level, presenting the real-life stories of those who are at the heart of the debate.

Panelists include:
• Pascual Rodriguez, Lead Principal of Bruce-Guadalupe School
• Chez Ordońez, Vice Chair of the Equal Rights Commission
• Mohammad Elbsat, Principal Engineer at Johnson Controls
• Barbara Graham, Program Director of Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants


Panel: “The Future of Eldercare”
Wednesday, March 21, following the 7:30pm performance
As America’s elderly population increases, we discuss how the growing need for eldercare affects our city and how local individuals and organizations are supporting and enriching our community through unique senior programs and centers.

Panelists include:
• Hector Hernandez, Program Director for Elder Programs at the United Community Center 
• Bill Meunier, Project Assistant for the Senior Companion Program at the Social Development Commission 
• Stephanie Sue Stein, Chairperson of the Board of St. John’s On the Lake and former Director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging 
• Angela Fingard, Theatre Director, Project Manager & Master Trainer of TimeSlips Creative Storytelling




Tune in to our Community Conversations Podcast and listen to our panel discussions from the comfort of your own home, on the drive to work, or on a walk through our beautiful city. You can hear all of our Neighbor Series Panel Discussions on our SoundCloud or via Facebook Live.

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