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04.30.2012 | | Posted at 11:48 PM

Youngblood Theatre puts a few quarters into NEIGHBORHOOD 3

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The Premise So the idea behind the play is pretty simple: You've got an artificial subdivision where all the houses look alike and all the families kind of look alike. The kids are playing this horror game on X-Box that uses GPS satellite imagery to scan their actual neighborhood and turn it into a horrorscape environment for a zombie dystopian game. They have to kill people who look a lit lik...
08.13.2011 | | Posted at 06:10 PM


By Russ Bickerstaff
Youngblood Theatre opened its first of two August shows last night. Rajiv Joseph’s intimate two-person romantic drama Gruesome Playground Injuries is being staged at UWM’s Kenilworth Studio Theatre, Rob Maass and Tess Cinpinski play Doug and Kayleen—two people who meet in a school nurse’s office at the age of 8 and keep running into each other through the attraction of injury, sympathy ...
08.09.2011 | | Posted at 11:39 AM

A talk with the people behind Youngblood's latest drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
This coming week, Youngblood Theatre opens its first of two plays this month--Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries.  I had a chance to talk with director Benjamin Wilson and actors Tess Cinpinski and Rob Maas about the show before a recent rehearsal. Here's a link to download that interview in WAV format.  As I've been having issues with my recording, there's no overly indulgent intro an...
07.24.2010 | | Posted at 05:36 PM

Youngblood Theatres world premiere of Wilson's DRIVE ME TO ARSON

By Russ Bickerstaff
� � Friday night, the UWM Peck School of the Arts played host to the Youngblood blood drive for the Blood Centers of Wisconsin. Myself and thirty or so others donated blood in the hours leading-up to opening curtain of Benjamin James Wilson�s new drama Drive Me To Arson. The blood drive had no direct connection with the play, but Wilson�s somewhat gracefully surreal drama possesses the kind of s...
07.01.2010 | | Posted at 07:26 AM

Wild, Unsubstantiated Speculation About the New Show By Benjamin James Wilson

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s been over a week since I’ve returned from outdoor theatre ins Spring Green, Wisconsin. The allergic congestion and subsequent inner ear infection have cleared from my head long enough to start speculating on the new Youngblood show . . . Veteran fledgling theatre company (with another two new companies opening shows in a couple of weeks, it’s hard to keep track of exactly who is “ne...
07.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  STUFFY BACKGROUND CRITICISMThe Youngblood Theatre Company closes its opening month with a production of God Bridge—a world premiere of a feature-length play by Benjamin James Wilson. A quick glance at the synopsis and cast list reveals a story that feels very much like an ancient fable or parable. A woman who has lost her son travels with her fiancée to a bridge, where both are accosted...