626 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 802 / Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Administrative Office) / 414.347.1685 / fax 414.347.1690
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Original Theatreworks: Available for Touring
Healing Arts: Other wellness programs
Healing Arts: Tap the Potential Disability Awareness Month
Cultivating Community through Public Art: Parades, Festivals, more
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
View our most recent Annual Report for updates and photos.
Milwaukee Public Theatre creates highly acclaimed theatreworks that celebrate our uniqueness and challenge us to reach our potential. Since 1976, MPT programming has included free-to-the-public musical/vaudeville/circus productions featuring artists representing many cultures. These shows present vital issues including recycling, social history, health, the economics and politics of food, illiteracy, homelessness, and other contemporary themes and social issues. Our spring 2013 featured production is PIECES: In My Own Voice.
Food for Thought is our new 2013 project under development. It will include workshops, resource guide and a new original touring production: Out to Lunch-the Fresh Food Variety Show.
Focusing on health and wellness education, MPT artists create and present effective programming for special-needs populations, community health care agencies, seniors, families, teens and children through workshops, residencies, and touring shows. An original production about teens and mental health issues, PIECES: In My Own Voice, toured to 10 high schools in 2012, and 5 additional schools in spring, 2013. From the Start, Consider the Finish toured 10 venues state-wide in 2011, including two in Milwaukee. Tap the Potential will celebrate 10 years in October, showcasing the talents of people with disabilities, featuring an art exhibit and performances throughout the area.
Superb quality, unique themes, thorough planning and skilled execution hallmark an MPT special event or custom program. Working with you or with your planning professional, MPT delivers an entertainment experience that will meet or exceed your expectations. Featuring a wide array of solo and ensemble musicians, actors, dancers, performance artists, street performers, and variety entertainers, MPT develops and produces programs for all audiences and ages at your choice of venue and facility – indoors or outdoors, in staged or strolling formats, featuring any culture, theme, and period of history. Discover more.
Learn more about our creativity skills training program for human resources professionals: SMARTCORPS.
Workshop fees vary depending on the number of performers involved and distance traveled. Please call MPT at (414) 347-1685 for a detailed quote.
Create masks, banners, costumes, giant puppets and floats, and participate in Milwaukee Latino Carnaval, Summer of Peace, Dia de los Muertos Parade, National Night Out, Walnut Way Harvest Day and other community and neighborhood events.