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Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

A Labor Day of love and community

Milwaukee’s Labor Day parade will include a labor of love, courtesy of Milwaukee Public Theatre (MPT). The second annual All-City People’s Parade will be part of the Sept. 6 Labor Day celebrations—and it’s all free, rain or shine. Jeffrey Holub, one of a dozen lead artists working with MPT, explains the origins of Milwaukee’s All-City People’s Parade. “We were inspired by the Minneapolis MayDay Parade...
06.04.2010 | | Posted at 05:27 PM

Milwaukee theatre group seeks performers with disabilities

By Russ Bickerstaff
An actor’s job relies quite heavily on adaptation. Adaptation tends to require a kind of homogeneity of form—a baseline uniformity in appearance that can be adapted to a number of different roles in a number of different ways. As a result of this, it can be very difficult for actors and other performers with disabilities to find work. There are profoundly talented performers out there who wil...
05.25.2010 | | Posted at 07:17 AM

Milwaukee Public Theatre and Voices Theatre Pay Tribute to Civilian Conservation Corps

By Russ Bickerstaff
Founded by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Civilian Conservation Corps was founded nearly 80 years ago. One of the more popular of the New Deal programs, the CCC provided much needed employment to millions of unemployed, firmly establishing an early 20h century foundation for environmentalism that would rise to prominence on the other side of the century. The Milwaukee Public Theatre and Voices T...
Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

Serving the Community

Milwaukee Public Theatre, celebrating its 35th year, is responsible for creating and performing more than 400 productions, often at no charge or for a nominal fee, to audiences state and nationwide. With a focus on health education, MPT entertainers visit public places in Milwaukee, such as parks and schools, to exhibit...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009
When Milwaukee Public Theatre artistic director Barbara Leigh co-founded the company with Michael John Moynihan 35 years ago, the performing arts scene in Milwaukee looked considerably different than it does now. Back then, most of the arts revolved around the...
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009

Milwaukee People’s Parade

We asked two questions,” explains Jeff Holub, “‘What are your hopes?’ and, ‘what is that which you fear the most?’” It’s a hot, late July afternoon, and the leased industrial space on West Clybourn Avenue is a sweaty forge of fantasia. An intergenerational aggregation of artists are...

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