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  • Milwaukee, WI
    Since 1987, First Stage has grown to become one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters and the second largest theater company in Milwaukee. Committed to new play development, First Stage has presented nearly 50 world premieres in its history.
  • Milwaukee, WI
    Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.
  • Milwaukee, WI
    Quasimondo makes original performances that move bodies, hearts and minds. Through devising, performance and education, the interdisciplinary ensemble enriches the community with diverse perspectives to reveal our shared humanity.
  • “MKE MaKEs” is a series to develop and present world premiere music theatre works. The program will encompass a wide range of new musical works from never-before-produced readings to fully produced world premieres. “Made in Milwaukee” is a proud moniker we will apply to all works under the MKE Makes umbrella,” said Michael Unger, Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director. “Skylight feels that it is critical to the survival of the American music theatre to foster new works and new writers and encourage voices we have not yet heard to take center stage.”
  • Renaissance Theaterworks' (RTW's) mission is to create moving theater that connects with our shared sense of being human. We are dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off. Located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward, RTW is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces intimate and moving theatre in The Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center. We take pride in our accomplishments towards improving gender parity for Milwaukee theater. Visit our Gender Parity in the Arts page to learn the startling reality of inequality, what Renaissance has accomplished as agents of change, as well as...
  • Milwaukee, WI
    Emphasizing the development of emerging American artists, directors and designers, Skylight Music Theatre attracts important new talent from around the country.
  • The Florentine Opera Company is driven to produce the full range of operatic works reflecting the highest musical and theatrical standards, and to support community and education programs that foster the current and next generation of opera audiences and practitioners.
  • The "Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival" is a competition of original short comedies. Writers from throughout the community, the state, and the country are invited to enter; previous involvement with Over Our Head Players is not a requirement. Scripts will be judged by the Snowdance Selection Committee. The Selection Committee evaluations will include the flexibility of the script to adapt to current conditions; shorter scripts may have an advantage in 2022. Writers are urged to take note of the three character maximum cast and to take advantage of the emphasis on shorter comedy scripts....
  • Racine, WI
    Our theatre company was in fact "born in a bar" 29 years ago. Since then we have been bringing professional quality, new theatre experiences to our community and priding ourselves on winning audience members along the way. We love to hear audience members rave about adopting us as "their theatre!" What can you expect from an OOHPS production? The unexpected. We take great pride in offering our community an urban theatre style that is most often reserved for cities much larger than ours. Our mission continues to focus on new material and the OOHP emphasis on humor. We enjoy providing topics...
  • The Haylofters, Inc., a community theater group, was developed to promote the theatrical arts in the Burlington area. The goal of the group is to provide an artistic outlet for local talent from Burlington and the surrounding areas by producing and presenting high quality theatrical productions. In addition, the group endeavors to promote theatrical education and presentation skills in young people through various outreach programs and student productions. Finally, the group promotes the enjoyment of its members through various social occasions, mainly tied to the dramatic arts.
  • Three Brothers Theatre is a theatre community founded on inclusion, opportunity, and growth. We also produce the Waukegan Theatre Festival. At the heart of Three Brothers is the belief that theatres should be driven by artists. We do this by striving to be a place of opportunity, a place where artists can experiment with their craft, and a place that serves as an artistic home for many artists under our roof. Our theatre is driven by an incredible ensemble of actors, directors, designers, and more
  • Lake Forest, IL
    Citadel Theatre is committed to producing exciting, compelling, emotionally and intellectually rich work of the highest caliber by bringing together gifted professionals from all theatrical disciplines. Citadel seeks to provide a home for an audience that wants to experience powerful works of insight and complexity, works that illuminate the challenges and joys of the human experience. In doing this Citadel seeks to provide a creative haven for passionate, visionary directors, writers, actors and designers dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of professionalism.