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Volunteer – The Friends of The Rep



Mission Statement: To help The Rep become the premier regional theatre company in the United States through the donation of time, talent and treasure.

The Friends of The Rep is a membership volunteer organization that plays play a crucial role - helping The Rep to produce world class productions while maintaining fiscal responsibility as a non-profit. Collectively The Friends provide countless hours of time and energy to facilitate events, seat the patrons, and support the staff at The Rep. If you are interested in becoming a member of The Friends click here or email friends@milwaukeerep.com.

2017/18 Season Membership Dues: One Year Membership (July 1, 2017 –June 30, 2018)
· $40 Household
· $30 Individual


There are a variety of ways that The Friends help support The Rep:

Ongoing Opportunities

Ushering: Usher one performance of each production at one or all three stages and see the performance.*Must be able to navigate stairs easily*

Sundown Suppers (Saturdays): Meet the cast & crews from Rep productions as you and a group of friends serve dinner on one more Saturdays between performances.Requirements: Bring and prepare menu contributions in the Hub kitchen/dining area. Stay, if desired, to help serve the meal. Serving from 5:00 – 8:00pm

First Rehearsal Reception (Select Tuesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm):  Assist in the preparation and serving of light lunch to The Rep’s company members and stay to attend a presentation discussing all elements of the new production. Help on one or more during the season.Requirements: Bring and prepare menu contributions in the Hub kitchen/dining area. Stay, if desired, to help serve the meal. Serving from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Hospitality Rides: Meet artists, producers, directors, designers & interns by providing rides to & from the airport.Requirements: car, gas & airport parking costs, 60 – 90 minutes for most trips

Emerging Professional Resident (EPR) Angels (4 Weekday Suppers, Early Evening):  Help make The Rep EPRs feel more at home in Milwaukee by hosting and making several home- cooked meals at The Rep. Help on one or more during the season.Requirements: Bring and prepare menu contributions in the Hub kitchen/dining area. Stay, if desired, to help serve the meal. Serving from 4:30 – 6: 30pm

Office Support:  Assist with mailings and other projects.

The Friends of The Rep serving Sundown Supper

Special Events

Raffle:  Assist with The Friends’ largest fundraiser of the season by helping to acquire raffle items, mailing letters, recruiting volunteers, selling the tickets at an assigned performance and promoting the raffle.

Fundraising Events:  Help with the planning and set up for Friends’ Events, such as Repartée and other Friends’ Socials.

Marketing and Social Media
Assist with marketing & social media promotion of various Rep and Friends’ programs and events, particularly with Backstage, the Friends of The Rep newsletter.

Assisting with The Rep’s Gala

Community Services

The Rep’s Costume Closet:  Don a costume from The Rep’s vast costume storage or serve as Dresser/Transporter “behind the scenes.” There are additional opportunities to serve as a Costumed Greeter at various community gatherings, including UPAF events.


Committee or Board Member:  Help guide The Friends in a leadership role as they continue to lend support to The Rep.

Modeling pieces for The Rep’s Costume Closet


Out with the Old... in with the New! 
Please join us for Repartée
Monday January 29, 2018
In the Stackner Cabaret at 6:30pm

Enjoy an evening of friends, food, drink, and entertainment as we celebrate the last Repartée in the Stackner Cabaret before it undergoes renovations in the summer of 2018.

Many of your favorite Rep performers will delight you with selections they have chosen for the evening. Performers this year include Kelley Faulkner, Laura Gordon, Di’Monte Henning, Jim Pickering, Rána Roman, Deborah Staples, and Charles McClain. In addition, Milwaukee’s finest restaurants will provide a fabulous array of appetizers, wine, beer and desserts.

The evening will also feature our popular mystery boxes filled with surprise treasures with all proceeds of the evening going to Friends of The Rep.

Tickets are available for purchase at the following levels:
$60 Author (standard reserved seat)
$80 Playwright (standard reserved seat plus name in program)
$100 Poet Laureate (all of the above plus priority seating)
$500 Event Sponsor (all of the above plus two reserved seats in front of house)
$1000 Diamond Sponsor (all of the above, plus four premium seats and an invitation to an exclusive behind-the-scenes Rep experience)

If would like more information, to RSVP, or if you would like to make a donation to the mystery boxes, please contact Meghan Roesner in Development at 414-290-0716 or mroesner@milwaukeerep.com. This event sells out every year so be sure to RSVP and purchase your tickets early!