Learning through the arts develops vital communication and team-building skills, increases emotional intelligence, and brings curriculum areas to life! Milwaukee Public Theatre residencies focus on long-term commitments with consistent, dedicated artist educators that come from diverse cultures and arts disciplines.

In 2017, MPT is focused on three in-depth residencies:


Sherman Elementary School 

A 6-month residency producing a school-wide production of the Lion King for students from grades K3-6th grade.


Neighborhood House 

A 5-month residency producing creative arts programing and performances that focus upon cultural connections, cultural self-representations, and cultural empathy.


United Community Center's Senior Day Center 

A 3-month summer intensive of intergenerational performing arts practices and performances including the elders that attend the Senior Day Center and the youth that attend the neighboring elementary school.