Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Young Playwrights Festival Showcase 2018-2019

by Markia Silverman-Rodriguez, Jazmin Reyes, Max Engel, Jennie Babisch, Ava Gessner, Katerina Macheel Running Time: TBD

January 10, 2019 to
January 13, 2019

Studio Theatre
Directed by Karen Estrada, Joshua Pohja, Marie Tredway, Mitch Bultman, Nabra Nelson, Jennifer Vosters

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's biennial Young Playwrights Festival Showcase will run January 10-13, 2019 at the Broadway Theatre Center Studio Theatre, Milwaukee. Three winning one-act plays written by high school playwrights and produced by emerging and established local artists will receive a fully staged professional world premiere, and three honorable mentions will receive a staged reading during the performance week. In addition, new this Festival, one reading (IS IT NOW, OR HAS IT EVER BEEN?) will visit school classrooms to explore the nature of civil discourse and to serve as a case study in play construction.

PROUDLY ANNOUNCING YPF SHOWCASE FULL PRODUCTIONS


PINTA EL FUEGO

by Markia Silverman-Rodriguez

Pius XI Catholic High School, mentor teacher Kevin Schwartz

A teen visiting her grandmother expects two weeks of monotony but leaves instead with a deeper understanding of her culture, family history, and the power of her own creativity.

directed by Karen Estrada

featuring Sandra Zapata-Hollander, Ashley Rodriguez, and Karina Rodriguez

1-800-123-BOYS

by Jazmin Reyes

Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School, mentor teacher Carrie Baker Jackson

When three siblings are forced to spend some time outside, they never realize how much their minds-and hearts-will be altered by the arrival of a dreamy new neighbor.

directed by Joshua Pohja

featuring Paige Bourne, Paige Landrum, Jarrod Langwinski, and Sherrick Robinson

THE DIVINE KOMEDY

by Max Engel

Pius XI Catholic High School, mentor teacher Kevin Schwartz

In this comic and witty re-imagining of the medieval poet Dante Alighieri's TheDivine Comedy, Dante and his mentor Virgil travel through hell, talking politics, religion, and melting glaciers.

directed by Marie Tredway

featuring Hannah Klapperich-Mueller, Adam Qutaishat, and Shayne Steliga

PROUDLY ANNOUNCING HONORABLE MENTION STAGED READINGS


BURYING HAMLET

by Jennie Babisch

Nicolet High School

After Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, exacts his famous revenge against his uncle and loses his life in the process, who is left to mourn him? At the prince's funeral, Elsinore's loquacious gravediggers witness a fascinating series of testimonials. Inspired by William Shakespeare's classic play.

directed by Mitch Bultman

featuring Rebekah Farr, Barbara Franczyk, Paula Garcia, Emma Losey, Ashley Retzlaff, and Nadja Simmonds

IS IT NOW, OR HAS IT EVER BEEN?

by Ava Gessner

Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School, mentor teacher Carrie Baker Jackson

A high school student fights for LGBTQ+ representation in her school library and, along the way, confronts difficult discoveries about the places and people closest to her.

directed by Nabra Nelson

featuring Rayne Kleinofen, Julia Matiszik, and Mary Jo Perez

HANDMADE OR GO HOME
by Katerina Macheel

Pius XI Catholic High School, mentor teacher Kevin Schwartz

At a prestigious and ferociously competitive embroidery conference, one woman is determined to take home the gold, and she won't go down without a fight.

directed by Jennifer Vosters

featuring Inge Adams, Gladys Chmiel, Tosha Freeman, Joel Kopischke, Erico Ortiz, and Amber Regan

TICKETS: $18 Adult/Regular  | $12 Student/Senior/MCT Subscriber
Order by phone 414.291.7800 |  Order ONLINE
Order in person at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee) Monday thru Saturday from noon to 6:00 pm

Co-sponsored by:
BADER PHILANTHROPIES
THE JEROME AND DEBORAH ARONSON THEATRE EDUCATION FUND
MORGAN STANLEY FOUNDATION
WOMAN'S CLUB OF WISCONSIN FOUNDATION

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Playwright
Markia Silverman-Rodriguez, Jazmin Reyes, Max Engel, Jennie Babisch, Ava Gessner, Katerina Macheel

PINTA EL FUEGO

Written by Markia Silverman-Rodriguez

Featuring Sandra Hollander, Ashley Rodriguez, and Karina Rodriguez

1-800-123-BOYS

Written by Jazmin Reyes

Featuring Paige Bourne, Paige Landrum, Jarrod Langwinski, and Sherrick Robinson

THE DIVINE KOMEDY

Written by Max Engel

Featuring Hannah Klapperich-Mueller, Adam Qutaishat, and Shayne Steliga

BURYING HAMLET

Written by Jennie Babisch

Featuring Rebekah Farr, Barbara Franczyk, Paula Garcia, Emma Losey, Ashley Retzlaff, and Nadja Simmonds

IS IT NOW, OR HAS IT EVER BEEN?

Written by Ava Gessner

Featuring Rayne Kleinofen, Julia Matiszik, and Mary Jo Perez

HANDMADE OR GO HOME

Written by Katerina Macheel

Featuring Inge Adams, Gladys Chmiel, Tosha Freeman, Joel Kopischke, Erico Ortiz, and Amber Regan

Production Staff
Producer Marcella Kearns
Production Manager/Company Manager Brandy Kline
Asst. to the Producer Samantha Martinson
Scenic Designer Shannon Heibler
Costume Designer Nicole Maritch
Lighting Designer Amanda McDonald
Propmaster Matt Norby
Sound Designer Luke Zembrowski

Stage Manager Bailey Wegner

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