As a leading cultural cornerstone, Milwaukee Rep is uniquely positioned to create lasting positive change within Milwaukee. Theater has the power to create bridges between disparate communities, bring us together to examine varying worldviews, and discover creative ways in which programming can address community needs. All of our programming utilizes robust partnerships, the creativity of our artists, and pride in our city to help move Milwaukee forward.
We produce 15 productions and nearly 700 performances across our four performance spaces each and every season. To achieve this, we employ more than 400 professional staff and artisans. We are known nationally as one of the top tier regional theaters. Many of our productions have been performed in cities across the country, reinforcing Milwaukee as a city of creativity and innovation.
Milwaukee Rep is uniquely positioned to create shared experiences among a vast array of people. We celebrate the incredible work going on throughout the community by highlighting it through panel discussions and community events. At the heart of engagement programming lies the desire to inspire action for individuals to create positive change.
Our education programs impact more than 20,000 middle and high school students from more than 150 schools every season, using the power of theater to increase literacy skills, develop social emotional skills, and increase participation in theater. This is accomplished through in-school Reading Residencies, onsite Rep Immersion Days, a unique school subscription program and the national Next Narrative™ Monologue Competition.
New Play Development
Every play was a new play once. Through the John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development program, we both commission and produce new works that illuminate issues relevant to Milwaukee and that carry wider national appeal. It is through these new works that we stand at the forefront of current cultural conversations.