After School Program
The Rep collaborates with eight schools or youth-serving agencies to implement an after-school theater program for high school students. This multi-disciplinary arts program provides students with an in-depth examination of themselves, Milwaukee, and their neighborhood based on themes from one of our productions. Over the course of the ten weeks, professional theater artists, spoken word poets, and visual artists will lead the students through workshops and activities generating student created art in response to the themes.
Throughout the year, the students will come to The Rep for three evenings of different productions and receive an actor-led pre-show workshop and dinner. The exciting culmination of the After School Program is a Student Showcase in our Stackner Cabaret, which includes dinner and the opportunity for students to share their work on a professional stage.
Carmen High School – Northwest Campus, COA Goldin Center, Hamilton High School, Milwaukee Collegiate Academy, Milwaukee Community Cyber High School, Pulaski High School, St. Joan Antida High School, Vincent High School
“We learned how to express ourselves, and we also talked about community issues. You can start with a topic and talk about it creatively by using figurative language and rhyme. Art shows your emotions. It tells others how you feel without saying a word to them.”
–Hamilton High School student