Antonio's Song: I Was Dreaming of a Son

March 24 — May 2, 2021
Stiemke Studio


Executive Producers
Catherine & Buddy Robinson

Associate Producers
Mara & Craig Swan

The Stiemke Studio Season is presented by Four-Four Foundation

A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production


World Premiere Event

Our original run of Antonio’s Song in March/April 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. We are thrilled to bring this moving world premiere to Milwaukee Rep audiences in our 2020/21 Season.

A poetic journey of a dancer/artist/ father questioning the balance of his passions — art, culture family. A story that, questions/challenges the legacy of stereotypes: of manhood/ race/fatherhood. This solo/movement drama explores the sins of our fathers and mothers — as well as the gifts that our parents bestow upon us. How do we own the responsibility — TO RECOGNIZE? TO BE AWARE? Antonio Edwards Suarez, a breathtaking performer shares the legacy with pain, promise, and hope.

“It’s brilliantly, movingly done, with a virtuosic performance by Suarez." – DC Metro

Artists
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Antonio Edwards Suarez*
Playwright / Performer
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Dael Orlandersmith
Playwright / Performer
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Mark Clements
Director

Luciana Stecconi
Scenic Designer
John Ambrosone
Lighting Designer
Andre J. Pluess
Sound Designer
Alexandra Beller
Choreographer
Jared Mezzocchi
Projection Designer
Frank Honts
Casting Director

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Events
<p>Rep-in-Depth</p>

Rep-in-Depth

Pre Show
A pre-show conversation with an Artistic Team member. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.


None
<p>Talkback</p>

Talkback

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:30pm
Post-Show

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

<p>Audio-Described Performance</p>

Audio-Described Performance

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:30pm
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

<p>Talkback</p>

Talkback

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 7:30pm
Post-Show

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

<p>ASL Interpreted Performance</p>

ASL Interpreted Performance

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7:30pm
This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

<p>Talkback</p>

Talkback

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 7:30pm
Post-Show

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

<p>Talkback</p>

Talkback

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:30pm
Post-Show

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

<p>Talkback</p>

Talkback

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:30pm
Post-Show

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

Features
Soft and Hard Edges Define New Work Antonio's Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son

MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE ANTONIO’S SONG / I WAS DREAMING OF A SON
MEDIA RELEASE