Associate theatre professor Rebecca Holderness is collaborating with a team that is planning for the Modjeska Theater’s renovation from a vacant theater and parking lot to a community center with green space and an indoor, all-seasons playground.
James Tasse, senior lecturer, and William Watson, associate professor in the Peck School of the Arts theatre department, host the first-ever National Veterans Theatre Festival May 23-26 at the Milwaukee Rep’s Stiemke Studio.
Red velvet and gold medals will greet the Peck School of the Arts Department of Theatre when its faculty and students participate in the 50th Annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s Midwestern-region event on Jan. 12.
The program created by UWM theater faculty has spurred interest from schools and veterans’ organizations nationwide.
Christopher Elst has carved out a niche in southeastern Wisconsin’s theater world: He’s one of the few who helps create fight scenes so real that the audience worries about someone getting hurt.
A fire in UWM’s Mainstage Theatre caused millions in damage and disrupted productions for almost a year. But it also provided the opportunity to improve the theater in myriad ways, from lighting and acoustics to accessibility and comfort, and it taught students lessons in resilience and adaptability.
It’s a dream come true for Brandon M. Rockstroh. The UWM Peck School of the Arts alum has written and is directing an original pop musical at Green Bay’s Southwest High School, which is known for its musical theater.
When fire ripped through UWM’s Peck School of the Arts’ scene shop at the Mainstage Theatre on April 8, weeks of work went up in smoke. But after a lot of support and hard work, the show premieres May 3 at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
UWM’s production of “Arcadia” will go on May 3-7 despite a fire that knocked the theater building out of service, with set production being done at Shorewood High School and performances at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Constellations and Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” might not seem to have much in common. But a Wisconsin Science Festival original production at the Manfred Olson Planetarium ties them together in a way that’s educational and entertaining.