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Corporate Sponsorship

 

DETAILS

Corporate and Foundation partners support our mission to inspire positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of Milwaukee. Companies can enjoy a variety of benefits, including:
• Complimentary tickets and special ticket discounts for employees
• Public recognition and prominent logo visibility and among our 200,000+ loyal patrons
• Unique entertainment opportunities for client development and networking
• Exclusive access to The Rep’s artists and staff, including directors, designers, and actors

For more information or to pursue a sponsorship opportunity, contact the Development Department at 414-290-0717.

PRODUCTION SPONSORSHIPS

Sponsorships are available to promote your company’s brand with exclusive marketing visibility while supporting one of Milwaukee’s cornerstone cultural institutions.

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CORPORATE BOX SUBSCRIPTION

Take advantage of an in-demand alternative for entertaining clients, rewarding employees and recruiting to talent with a unique Corporate Box Subscription. This is the only corporate subscription available with any Milwaukee arts organization.

Four unique subscription opportunities are available which provide a variety of benefits:

Benefits $7,500
The Executive Experience
$6,000
The Prime Experience
$4,500
The VIP Experience
$3,500
The Powerhouse Experience
Four tickets to:        
5 Powerhouse productions
2 Stiemke productions    
4 Stackner productions    
Subscriber Dining Benefits  
Tickets to A Christmas Carol 12 12 8 4
Parking Passes 30 26 20 12
Drink Vouchers 16 16 12  
Invitations to "Tech Talk" 8 8 4  
15% Off Additional Tickets    

Benefits of every package include:
• Concierge ticket exchange services
• Networking opportunities
• Donor Lounge access
• Prime seating
• Recognition in every playbill
• Tax-deductibility for approximately half of the total subscription

MPACT

Be part of this innovative initiative designed to discover creative ways in which theater programming can address community needs and maximize our collective impact. Mpact combines our community engagement and education programs to foster authentic relationships, provide meaningful opportunities for civic discourse, and demonstrate that regional theaters can and should be strong, active citizens.

Mpact focuses on three programmatic areas: strengthening and celebrating Milwaukee; diversity and inclusion; and literacy and social-emotional learning. Learn more about how your company can be involved.

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CURTAIN CALL BALL

As The Rep’s single largest fundraiser of the year, several sponsorship levels are available with a variety of visibility and benefit options. Enjoy an evening of dining and entertainment while interacting with over 400 of Milwaukee’s top leaders.

Save the Date – May 11, 2019

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REASONS TO GIVE

General Operations

Milwaukee Repertory Theater has been a leading creative force in Milwaukee for more than 60 years, serving as a catalyst for civic dialogue and action. Through new works, compelling dramas, and breathtaking musicals, we demonstrate how a theater can represent a broad spectrum of viewpoints and challenge patrons to extend the breadth of their theatrical experiences. By producing theater of the highest quality, coupled with programming that expands each production beyond our walls, The Rep exercises the enduring power of theater to heal, teach, and empower.

But we need your help to do this. 

Tickets only cover 50% of what it takes to create our work each season. The rest comes from generous donors like you who recognize our importance in the community and are committed to our success.

Check out the ways you can make an impact:
$6,000 – Support two classrooms to participate in our in-school Reading Residency program
$2,500 - Provide housing and travel for a playwright during one week of rehearsal
$1,000 – Employ an actor for a week of performances
$500 – Create five hand-made wigs from start to finish
$250 - Provide a monthly stipend for one Emerging Professional Resident
$100 – Purchase a 5-gallon bucket of wood glue that will be used to build almost half our productions
$50 – Provide one bus pass for a Youth Leader in our After School Program to attend meetings at The Rep.
$25 – Cover the stipend for one facilitator during Act II discussions
$10 – Support one student to attend their first live theater experience

Education/Community Engagement

We recognize that theater has the power to create bridges between disparate communities and discover creative ways in which programming can address community needs.

Our innovative Mpact initiative combines our current education and engagement programs to provide meaningful opportunities for civic discourse and demonstrate that regional theaters have both the privilege and responsibility to be strong and active citizens.

Rep Education impacts more than 21,000 students from more than 250 schools every season, using the power of theater to increase literacy skills, develop social emotional skills, and instill a life-long appreciation for live theater. This is accomplished through Reading Residencies, a unique After School Program, Rep Immersion Days, and student workshops.

Teens are able to gain leadership experience and connect with other youth who are passionate about theater through our Teen Council, becoming the next generation of theater artists and civic leaders.

New Play Development

We have long recognized that new work is the best vehicle to capture and examine the current zeitgeist. Since 1958, we have produced more than 150 world premiere productions on our stages. As such, the Rep created the John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program, named in honor of past Milwaukee Rep Board member John D. Lewis for his passionate belief in the transformational power of the theater.  Our goal is to produce new works – both commissioned by The Rep and works by emerging playwrights that have not yet been produced – that appeal to modern audiences and have the potential to transfer to cities across the nation, reinforcing The Rep as a leader in new play development.

You can’t have a titanic classic, you can’t have a groundbreaking work that pushes society forward, and you certainly can’t have a well-loved favorite—unless you have a new play first.


Mark Jacoby and Zoë Sophia Garcia in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's world premiere production of One House Over. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Artistic Training

We take the necessary steps to mentor and train the most talented emerging artists to grow the pool of local talent that calls Milwaukee home. Building off other local training programs that teach the necessary practical skills, we take students on the next phase of their professional journey by providing a real-world application of the skills they have learned and teaching students how to pursue a successful career as professional artists.

The Professional Training Institute (PTI) selects 16 of Milwaukee’s top high school actors to receive eight months of free masterclass training, culminating in a summer performance where the students are employed as actors. This program prepares students to enter the country’s most rigorous collegiate theater training programs.


The 2018 Professional Training Institute ensemble in Lost Girl. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Continuing the journey is our Emerging Professional Resident (EPR) program, which bridges the gap between academic training and professional practice. Each year, 20 of the nation’s top emerging actors, directors, stage managers and production artisans (including former PTI students) spend a full season at The Rep training exclusively within their field. More than 90% of EPRs find gainful employment in their fields, and many remain in Milwaukee to pursue their careers.


A class of Emerging Professional Residents.