Original Commissions

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 be posted once a week.