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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
Learning through the arts develops vital communication and team-building skills, increases emotional intelligence and awareness, and brings curriculum areas to life! Milwaukee Public Theatre artists come from diverse cultures and arts disciplines--theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry, visual arts--and we work with people of all ages, incomes and abilities in all settings from neighborhoods to schools to work sites to convention centers and more. Contact us for more details.
Enrolling now! SuperStars Summer Arts Camp for children on the autism spectrum, their friends and siblings, ages 5 and up. Two weeks, 9 am to 11:30 am, Monday-Friday, June 17-28 at St. Marcus School, 2215 N. Palmer Street. Healthy snacks provided. Lead teacher: Julie Borouchoff; includes other teachers certified in art and special education. $75 per child. Print a form or call for details: 414-699-9013.
SuperStars is partially funded through St. Marcus School and the Helen Bader Foundation.
Arts Residencies provided over multiple weeks in winter-spring 2013 include:
Ballet at Fratney School with Kristelle Ulric
Urban Linedance at COA Riverwest with Nzinga
Zumba at COA Goldin with Gwen Miner
Entrepreneurship at Thurston Woods with Sheila Miller
Arts & Crafts at Thurston Woods with Angela Smith
African Dance at Engelburg with Zonia Perry
Hip Hop Dance at Neighborhood House
Mural Painting at Neighborhood House with Andrew Parchman
Journaling at Kagel School with Carmen Murguia and Alida Carlos Whaley (through Arts@Large)
African Dance at Madison High School with Steven Hunter
One-time workshops and special events included:
Drumming with Jahmes Finlayson at Family Fun Night at Engelburg and Black History Celebration at North Division
Arts & Crafts with Sheila Miller Heart Health event at COA Goldin
Bookmaking with Petra Press at Books Come Alive event at Engelburg
The slide show below illustrates two 2012 residencies: 1) led by Evelyn Patricia Terry at Walnut Way as part of MPT's Cultivating Community projects, and 2) the Keefe Avenue puppet & dance residency described below.
Slide show photos: (c) 2012 Milwaukee Public Theatre updated November 2012
2012 Puppet/Play Production Residency
with Jeff Holub, Max Samson and Andrew Parchman
Visual artist Jeffrey Holub led a puppet-making residency with over 100 students, creating individual rod puppets that each student personalized. Each student created a small rod puppet. They worked together to develop sets, props and staging. The 12-week residency culminated in a school-wide performance for other students. Traditional tales featured were "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears", "Who's in Rabbit's House?" and "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters". The puppets were featured on Spring Gallery Night & Day, April 20 & 21, 2012 at Walker's Point Center for the Arts.
2012 Aerobic Dance Residency with Steven Hunter
Movement/fitness coach and performer Steven Hunter developed energetic dance routines for each of four classes in a performance piece for the school. Using movement concepts from African dance, Capoiera, Shaolin Gung-Fu and fitness routines, the students created a fully integrated classroom dance performance celebrating their shared experiences.
"This has been a great project, the artists have been wonderful, the students are really getting a great experience. The dance section seems to be going well, I know that the 7th and 8th grade boys are lovin' it."
~ Mark Eary, Arts@Large Coordinator, Keefe Avenue School
Milwaukee Public Theatre artist/teachers worked, through Arts@Large funding, in this specialized intensive residency at Keefe Avenue School to produce memorable these artistic experiences. More Arts@Large residencies are planned for 2013.
Other 2012 arts residencies conducted by Milwaukee Public Theatre included:
CLC Art Classes with Petra Press at Thoreau Elementary School; Theatre Residency with Azeeza Islam at Custer/SCTE; African Drumming with Jahmes Finlayson and African Dance with Beverley Moore at Engelburg Elementary; Old School Crafts with Angela Smith, Kung Fu with Nae Li-Wandrick and Yoga/Movement with Kenya Evans at Thurston Woods; African Dance with Ndongo "Lucky" Diop at Mitchell St. CLC; Creative Aerobics with Nae Li-Wandrick at Next Door Foundation; and Music Appreciation with Azeeza Islam at Neighborhood House
Additional info on other available arts workshops and residencies.