Our stages may be dark, but we are working on lots of different ways to bring you the theater you love from our home to your home. From watching our production of Eclipsed online to video playlists of past favorites to your favorite Rep actors performing in their home for you, we are actively working on creative solutions to bring world-class theater experiences to you.
Here’s what we have ready so far to enjoy from the comfort of your couch. Check back often for the latest.
• HD Streaming Production of Eclipsed thru April 12
• Rep Playlists
• Features Artists Songs – Mon/Thursdays
• Playwright Essays – Wed/Sundays
• Community Responses
• ”What the Tea” with Mark Clements – Tuesdays
• Free Art Kits
• Online classes
Read about all our offerings below.
HD Streaming Production
We asked several Rep favorites to sing a song just for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Videos will be posted on Mondays and Thursdays on Facebook or click the play list below to watch those that have been posted so far.
>> YouTube Featured Artists Playlist
In keeping with its mission to create new plays through the John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development program Milwaukee Rep has commissioned 10 playwrights to write 3-5 minute monologues centered on the themes of connectivity, hope and the need of community.Some of the playwrights include Dael Orlandersmith (Until the Flood), Rick Cleveland (Five Presidents), BreakBeat Poet Idris Goodwin, Marie Kohler (Boswell), Catherine Trieschmann (One House Over), Joanna Murray Smith (American Song), A. Rey Pamatmat (after all the terrible things I do) and more. Performed by Milwaukee Rep’s favorite artists both locally and nationally, the monologue videos will post on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Each Saturday we'll provide a question inviting you to engage with us as part of our #SharingSaturday series.
Our first question is: What’s the first thing you will do when Shelter in Place is lifted?
We look forward to seeing your photos, GIFs, images and more this coming #SharingSaturday!
Send your responses to: email@example.com.
“What’s the Tea!”
Every Tuesday at 2pm visit with Artistic Director Mark Clements and different featured artists in a series called “What’s the Tea!” Guests include playwrights Ayad Akhtar and Andrew Bovell to name a few so grab a cuppa and watch the interview on our social media channels or on this page.
Free Art Kits
Staying connected to Milwaukee Rep neighborhood partners continues to be a priority during times when we cannot gather in person. We are thrilled to offer Milwaukee Rep art kits and activity packets that feature crossword puzzles, costume sketches and scenic drawings directly from previous Milwaukee Rep productions. These packets will keep you engaged and connected to Milwaukee Rep’s artistry right in the comfort of your home! Art Kits are free and will be downloadable on Milwaukee Rep’s website starting April 6, but will also be printed and delivered to our community partners.
>> Activity Book - Musicals (.pdf)
Milwaukee Rep offers a series of online workshops and videos that express your creativity and nurture your mind and soul as part of our #WellnessWednesdays. Workshops will be taught by our Artistic, Community Engagement and Education staff members. Online workshops are free but in some cases require an RSVP in order to provide the link for the class.
This Wednesday, April 8
Physical Theater on the Small Screen - 7pm CST
Beginning with the element of Joy, participants will use the screen's limits to tell a solo story through physical theater, clown-work, movement and discovery. Lead by Rep Education Manager Jeffrey Mosser. Please sign up for this free workshop by 9am Wednesday - firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you sign up you will receive an online link to participate.