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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Let’s give thanks. Why not, damn it? It’s that time of year, after all. Let’s see…what am I thankful for? Uhm, I’m thankful for my wonderfully smart, attractive and kind readers. I’m thankful for the “How to
11.17.2014 | 9 days ago | Posted at 03:52 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
From Stonewall Rebellion to the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic, the latter part of the last century was a very explosive and dramatic time for a large, tragically shadowed portion of the culture. At the end of this month in conjunction with World AIDS Day, The Milwaukee Gay Arts Center presents Séance: Signs of Life from Another Room.It’s a program featuring spoken word, music and theatre w...
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
 Art Parties: As part of the six-day Milwaukee Latino Carnival, ART Milwaukee hosted another adventurous ART Bus expedition on Gallery Night. Two full busloads of
07.18.2011 | | Posted at 08:16 AM

Staged reading of a new play by Olivia Dawson and Ray Proctor at the MGAC at the end of this week.

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Staged readings work remarkably well with scripts that peel-back all of the elements of production and exist primarily on a raw, emotional level. Written by Olivia Dawson and Ray Proctor, Verbal Acumen sounds like it fits the bill remarkably well. Negotiating the tricky terrain of race, pretense and friendship. In a rather tightly-written press release, the drama bills itself as being about...
05.23.2011 | | Posted at 04:01 PM

Neil Haven’s latest looks at cross-generational conflict

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Over the years, playwright Neil Haven has proved himself to be pretty versatile. From a comedy about a woman afraid to leave an elevator to a vaguely bizarre comedy about internet dating and even a short about anthropomorphized ducks in Las Vegas, Haven’s style has varied quite a bit.With his latest, he tackles a very complex family dynamic between five different characters. And though th...
04.26.2011 | | Posted at 09:53 AM

Playwright Neil Haven’s latest is a complicated contemporary domestic comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Neil Haven’s work has been an interesting and uneven mix. From the heartwarming holiday show Who Killed Santa? to a cleverly-constructed comedy about an agoraphobic elevator operator, Haven’s work has an enjoyable energy about it. My wife and I still occasionally talk about a comic short he wrote for Pink Banana Theatre featuring a group of ducks in a fountain in Las Vegas. Ha...
04.16.2011 | | Posted at 12:00 AM


By Russ Bickerstaff
Brand new theatre company KACM Theatrical Productions debuts this weekend. For an inaugural show, KACM could’ve done worse than Ken Morgan’s Square: A Stage Pornography. The two-person drama features Joshua Devitt and Jenna Wetzel as a pair of old high school classmates who hook-up ten years after graduation—almost inadvertently. I don’t think I’m really giving anything away by saying ...
04.11.2011 | | Posted at 12:32 AM

Eclectic variety road show makes it to the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center this month.

By Russ Bickerstaff
New-York-based performance artists How To Build A Fire have been traveling across the country with a wildly eclectic program featuring multi-media theatre performances, “stardust, magic, sparkle, time-travel,” and probably quite a bit more that they aren’t mentioning. The group is touring the Midwest with the Heels On Wheels tour—a program featuring, “Liberation magic, anti-capitalist ...