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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.

2019/20 Season Membership Dues: $25 for a one year membership (July 1, 2019 –June 30, 2020).


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

Ongoing Opportunities

Ushering: Usher one performance of each production in The Rep’s 2019/20 Season in one or all three stages and watch the performance for free. Requirements: Must be able to navigate stairs easily.*

Sundown Suppers: Meet the cast & crew from Rep productions as you and a group of friends serve dinner on one or more Saturdays between matinee and evening performances.
Requirements: Bring and prepare menu contributions in the Hub kitchen/dining area and stay to help serve the meal. Serving time is typically 5:00 – 8:00pm.

First Rehearsal Reception:  Assist in the preparation and serving of refreshments for The Rep’s company members and stay to attend a presentation discussing all elements of the upcoming production.
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 and EPRs by providing rides to and from the airport throughout the season.
Requirements: car, gas & airport parking costs, 60 – 90 minutes for most trips.

Emerging Professional Resident (EPR) Angels:  Provide The Rep’s EPRs hospitality by making and serving several home-cooked meals at The Rep throughout the year, accompanied by seasonal activities like pumpkin painting and ice-skating.
Requirements: Bring and prepare food in the Hub kitchen/dining area. Stay, if desired, to help with the activities. Serve from 4:30 – 6: 30pm four times annually.

Costume Closet:  Model costumes from past productions at events throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Volunteer by modeling or helping behind-the-scenes as a facilitator, dresser or transporter. There are additional opportunities to serve as a Costumed Greeter at various community gatherings, including United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) events.

The Friends of The Rep serving Sundown Supper

Special Events

Raffle:  Sell tickets before curtain and during intermission at a performance of The Nerd, running November 12 – December 15, 2019. Stay and enjoy the performance for free.

Repartée:  Various set-up and clean-up opportunities for this special fundraiser in the Stackner Cabaret at the end of January that features performances and food from Milwaukee restaurants.

Board Member:
Help guide The Friends in a leadership role as a board member. The Friends of The Rep Board holds monthly meetings to discuss how The Friends can improve volunteer activities, including recent successes, areas of need, and The Friends financials.

Assisting with The Rep’s Curtain Call Ball

Modeling pieces for The Rep’s Costume Closet


Better Together
Please join us for Repartée
Monday January 27, 2020
In the Stackner Cabaret at 6:30pm

Join The Friends of The Rep at one of the most anticipated annual events, Repartée. Enjoy an intimate evening of food donated by Milwaukee’s best restaurants, wine, and exclusive entertainment in celebration in the newly renovated Stackner Cabaret!

Back by popular demand will be Mystery Boxes – for $20, win one of dozens of prizes including gift cards, wine, and more.

Tickets are available for purchase at the following levels:
$60 Author: A reserved seat at Repartée
$80 Playwright: A reserved seat at Repartée and name in the program
$100 Poet Laureate: All of the above plus priority seating
$500 Table Sponsor: Two reserved seats in front of house, name in program, name on place card at the table, listing in thank you email post-event, event program signed by all performers

To RSVP please contact Cassidy Skorija in Development at 414-290-0716 or cskorija@milwaukeerep.com. This event sells out every year so be sure to RSVP and purchase your tickets early!


Click here for the registration form.