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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 One of many plays by William Shakespeare to be staged in Wisconsin this summer, the Optimist Theatre’s As You Like It has the distinction of being perhaps the only one presented for free. Optimist has been doing a free outdoor
03.02.2012 | | Posted at 09:52 AM

Well over 1,000 words on Youngblood’s new show. (All of them more or less in order.)

By Russ Bickerstaff
Intro: The Personal Stuff Youngblood’s latest show is about a pair of people going through inpatient therapy. They’re psychologically disjointed people. Youngblood Theatre company has a tendency to take things off center and find stages away from traditional venues. I like this about them. I’ll joke with Michael Cotey about it on occasion. (At least I think that’s what we’re doing.) A...
01.06.2012 | | Posted at 04:46 PM

FLU SEASON will arrive in March

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Earlier today, Youngblood announced its next show . . . a show which will be staged March 1st through 17th at a venue yet to be announced. The play is being directed by Michael Cotey. The play is the Snow Romance. Which is to say that it is Flu Season which is to say that it is kind of a strange deconstruction on the nature of human connection by contemporary playwright Will Eno. The play sta...
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...
01.27.2011 | | Posted at 11:42 AM

Youngblood Theatre’s remounting of the Adam Rapp drama RED LIGHT WINTER

By Russ Bickerstaff
Adam Rapp’s drama Red Light Winter returns to the stage of the Alchemist Theatre this month—a return to a production which had its run tragically cut short due to a random act of violence against a member of its cast. Staged this time in winter, the story of two men and a woman from Amsterdam to New York gains a certain stylistic depth from the cold winter whipping down Kinnickinnic Avenue j...
01.03.2011 | | Posted at 05:59 PM

Youngblood Theatre re-launches drama cut short last year

By Russ Bickerstaff
Things rarely happen as expected. And sometimes the run of a show is cut short. Youngblood Theatre’s production of Red Light Winter at the Alchemist Theatre was cut a bit short by an act of violence that shook-up things for the veteran fledgling theatre company. Now with things more or less corrected, the exact same cast tackles the exact same script in the exact same space in a run of a grip...
07.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Youngblood Theatre opened its first show to a sizeable group of people last night. 7:30 pm: The theatre space in UWM’s Studio Theatre has a minimalist feel to it. Everybody settles in. (It's opening night and there are some really talented people in the audience . . . people I’d seen onstage before. People I’d interviewed in the past . . .) and then Youngblood’s Michael Cotey introduces ...