Leadership For Teens, By Teens
Teen Council is a great leadership program opportunity for high school students to learn about theater, and be directly involved with Milwaukee Rep. Through a leadership board, members plan programs for other teens, participate in events, advocate for arts education, gain professional development, volunteer, and develop the necessary skills for college and future careers.
Milwaukee Rep’s Teen Council Leadership Program is an organization for teens, by teens. Supported by the resources of Milwaukee Rep, our Teen Council’s student-driven opportunities have included: organizing fundraisers, engaging fellow councils from across the country, representing youth voice at national theater conferences, and advocating for the arts before members of the state legislature – all of which happens while learning how to collaborate and engage with one another. This program is meant to develop:
+ College Readiness
+ Community Engagement & Volunteerism
+ Theater Advocacy & Career Preparation
In addition to planning a variety of student-driven events, Council members also have VIP access to Milwaukee Rep, including access to $10 tickets to Rep productions and meet-and-greets with artists!
As the next generation of citizens, the Council welcomes youth with varying interests, backgrounds, and levels of theatrical experience.
To become a member of the council, you must fill out and submit our application.
Benefits of Teen Council include:
+ Invitations to all Teen Council-hosted activities (Dramathon, Teen Nights, Special Events)
+ Special access to Milwaukee Rep through tours, meet-and-greets, and full company events
+ Opportunities for further leadership positions within the council
+ Access to Milwaukee Rep staff for guidance, job shadows, and potential letters of recommendation
Teen Council meets in Milwaukee Rep’s Board Room every other Monday from 7:00-8:30pm. Meetings are open to all members and are used as a forum for planning events, reflecting upon recent experiences, and working through administrative tasks. Teen Council also has a variety of regular activities and events planned around the Milwaukee Rep’s season. Some of this year’s events include:
Students will have the opportunity to attend a Milwaukee Rep performance and correlating event at Milwaukee Rep all for just $10! Past events have included dinner with cast members, workshops, games, cookie decorating, and more!
A 24-hour event including non-stop hours of play reading, visits from Rep artists, and plenty of fun as they fundraise for council programming and special events.
In addition to regular meetings, the Council plans a variety of special events throughout the Season, further connecting members to the staff, artists, and mission at Milwaukee Rep. Examples of past events include:
Trip to Chicago
Students connected with their peer company, the Steppenwolf Young Adult Council, to share art, culture, and ideas about how they can further empower youth voice at the theater.
Wisconsin Arts Day
An annual activity where students advocate to State Representatives at the Capitol Building in Madison for funding of state arts programming.
A Christmas Carol Family Partner Shopping
Teen Council shopped alongside members of the Milwaukee Rep staff for Christmas gifts that were gifted to underprivileged families in the Milwaukee-area.
Curtain Call Ball
Council members who exhibited professionalism and responsibility attended the Milwaukee Rep’s annual Curtain Call Ball as volunteers, leading guests around the building and serving as ambassadors between the adult patrons of Milwaukee Rep and the council.
For questions or to submit an application:
Teen Council Advisor