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Milwaukee Public Theatre is one of the area's few professional nonprofit touring companies that increases awareness of current social issues, promotes cultural diversity, and provides healing arts and wellness resources.
Artists & Performers include:
musicians - classical, jazz, hip hop, pop, world cultures, drummers, Broadway, opera, operetta
dancers - all styles
actors - classical characters, historical impersonators, improv performers
craft & workshop artists
face and body painters
flag & fire spinners
A special evening of theatrical vignettes at the Broadway Theatre Center features several women artists celebrating their abilities through their unique artistic voices. "Making a Scene - A Celebration of the Senses" is co-produced by Milwaukee Public Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks, companies whose outreach efforts overlap to showcase often-untold stories onstage. The October 23 performance at 7 pm is part of a series of annual Tap the Potential/Disability Awareness Month activities.
"Making A Scene" features four very different artists who each will present her own take on life:
"This event promises to be a new avenue for disability awareness," said Julie Swenson, Renaissance Theaterworks Producing Director. "The evening will be full of humor and inspiration as we challenge the stereotypes of disability and celebrate artists with disabilities.”
"We' d like to thank Renaissance Theaterworks for hosting 'Making A Scene' through their Diverse Works programming," said Barbara Leigh. "This unique theatrical experience presented on a well-known Milwaukee stage will be a highlight of our Tap the Potential month."
The audience will be invited to talk with the artists following the performances. This is a Pay-What-You-Can event with a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Seating is limited, so the audience is encouraged to come early. Doors will in the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, open at 6 pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase in the Skylight Bar and Bistro.
Tickets are not available in advance, but for special seating needs or more information, please contact Barbara Leigh at 414-405-4309 for additional details.
Read more information on Renaissance Theaterworks Diverse Works.
Contact Milwaukee Public Theatre by email for details on reserving tickets for special audiences, or call 414-405-4309.
Read an interview with Barbara Leigh, "Acting, drawing, thriving: A new perspective on disability" published by the Third Coast Digest in 2010.
Find more information on the 2013 schedule of Tap the Potential events.