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10.29.2014 | 45 hours ago | Posted at 01:24 PM

Moving, poetic drama directed by Marti Gobel

By Amanda Sullivan
UPROOTED Theatre and Marquette University Theatre have come together to bring Milwaukee In the Red and Brown Water, a powerful piece from Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays trilogy.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

UPROOTED Theatre’s Marti Gobel and friends dramatize discrimination on two continents

“Incredible experience,” says Suzan Fete. “I saw monkey gland sauce on the menu!” Fete, of Renaissance Theaterworks, ran across the sauce in South Africa, while on tour with Renaissance’s Brandy Kline and Marti Gobel, the producing artistic director of UPROOTED Theatre
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Next Act’s examination of a culture of dishonesty

 The generative question for Jason Wells’ Perfect Mendacity was whether individuals trained in Method Acting could beat a polygraph test. Method Acting allows practitioners to generate emotions on cue through conditioned mental imagery. Employing these techniques, subjects could manipulate how their
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Next Act performs ‘Perfect Mendacity’

 The idea itself is engrossing. The fact that it’s an idea that forms a premise for a play being brought to the stage by Next Act Theatre makes it irresistible. The company’s staging of Jason Wells’ Perfect Mendacity stars Mark Ulrich as Walter Kreutzer, a microbiologist for a defense contractor who is being investigated
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Optimist Theatre welcomes the summer with an enjoyable production of Shakespeare's classic drama Macbeth. The outdoor staging on the campus of Alverno College moved along briskly on a crisp summer evening...
05.28.2012 | | Posted at 08:20 AM

Uprooted and the importance of human connection

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The big challenge of any stage drama is essentially the  same. The  characters need to connect up with the audience in a way that is strong enough to create a deep and powerful empathy with the story. From a certain point of view, everything else is secondary to that. Some dramas take a while to let that empathy sink-in. Caleen Sinnette Jennings' Hair, Nails & Dress finds a way to  make th...
05.17.2012 | | Posted at 03:31 PM

Uprooted Stages World Premiere of a piece by Caleen Sinnette Jennings

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The theatre year continues to transition from the standard season to the summer as Uprooted stages its latest. Caleen Sinnette Jennings; Hair, Nails & Dress makes its debut here. A longtime professor at American University in Washington D.C., Jennings has had work published and staged both adult works and children's fare.  She'd received a $10,000 grant from the Kennedy Center for her work.�...
03.28.2012 | | Posted at 04:54 PM

Staged Reading with UPROOTED THEATRE

By Russ Bickerstaff
Why? Why can't this be a fully staged show? I would absolutely LOVE to see former Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director Joseph Hanreddy and Uprooted co-founder Marti Gobel in a fully-staged production of David Mamet’s Oleanna. I’ve read the play a few times. Never saw it staged, though. And while the script, (a remarkably nuanced piece which relates drama between student and teacher,) could be ju...

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