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Professional Training Institute (PTI)

Milwaukee Rep’s Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a portal to professional theater for students interested in performance in grades 9-12. Through exposure to professional artists on, behind, and beyond Milwaukee Rep’s stages, this ensemble of performers will prepare for a career in theater. Students will gather nine times over the course of an academic year to develop their talent and knowledge in the field of performance including workshops on acting techniques, text analysis, and the business of theater. Their work will culminate in a professional paid rehearsal process on a capstone production on Milwaukee Rep’s Stiemke stage.

This unrivaled theater training program will challenge and inspire Milwaukee’s most dedicated theater students to grow beyond their current understanding of theater so that they can show the world their unique and necessary voices.

Please note that due to COVID-19, the 2020/21 PTI training will be 100% virtual until such a time it is deemed safe to gather together as a group. We will remain in constant conversation throughout the year about safety protocols when we are able to gather the cohort in person.

Past Performances include:
So Thrive My Soul – 2016/17 Ensemble
Lost Girl – 2017/18 Ensemble
Everybody – 2018/19 Ensemble