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After School Program

The Rep collaborates with schools and youth-serving agencies to implement an after-school theater program for middle and 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 a semester, 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. Youth Leaders are hired as part-time employees of The Rep to engage in leadership training and guide our staff on how to keep the program relevant for youth.

Students will attend various productions at The Rep, participating in an actor-led pre-show workshop and dinner for each show. 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.

Sponsored by:

Partnership for the Arts and Humanities Milwaukee Public Schools Milwaukee Public Schools


Current Partners

COA – Goldin Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Christian Center, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Lake Valley Camp, Unity in Motion.

"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

See The Impact


Youth Leaders take the stage for the Showcase Performance in the Stackner Cabaret.

Students participate in a pre-show workshop before seeing In the Heights.