Theater by women

for everyone

Renaissance THeaterworks

produces intimate, profound theater in the Broadway Theater Center's Studio Theatre. Milwaukee's only professional theater dedicated to improving gender parity in the arts.

Marti Gobel, Neil Brookshire, David Flores, Nicholas Harazin, Cara Johnston

THE VIOLET HOUR (April 2017)

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“This is the Violet Hour - that uniquely New York moment when day gives way to night, the moment that rewards you for the day.”

 

April 7 - 30

In 1919, at the dawn of the Jazz Age, young John Pace Seavering opens his own publishing company. A strange machine of mysterious origin is delivered to the office, lovers quarrel, and fate intervenes in this hilarious, heartfelt tale.

 

"...a glittery comedy with bite" - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"...a must see this season" - OnMilwaukee.com

"...an ingenious walk on the metaphysical wild side" - Milwaukee Magazine

"Exceedingly fine performances from all actors under Suzan Fete’s direction help ensure our ongoing investment." - Shepherd Express

Salon SoiréE Annual Gala

Help us kick off our 25th Anniversary at the 2017 Salon Soirée

Renaissance Theaterworks hosts our annual gala, the Salon Soirée, in the elegant Wisconsin Club. Honoring all 5 of our Co-Founders, this year's Soirée will feature an unforgettable evening of celebration with special performances, unique silent and live auction items, complimentary wine & beer, a gourmet dinner and more!

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 6:00pm

The Wisconsin Club | 900 W Wisconsin Ave

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To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we have chosen a season that recognizes women at the top of their game;

A SEASON OF TOP GIRLS.

 

• A brilliant novelist caught between ambition and desire in SEX WITH STRANGERS by Lauar Eason

• A fierce and determined mother in RUSSIAN TRANSPORT by Erika Sheffer

• And the host of fabulous women of myth and history that populate Caryl Churchill’s seminal work TOP GIRLS.

LEARN ABOUT OUR 2017 Br!NK RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHTS

 

 

 

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Br!NK Br!EFS

Submissions now open! A collection of Ten Minute Plays that will be presented over the festival weekend, the Br!efs continue to expand opportunities for Milwaukee artists - shorts of every style!

Photo of Tanya Dhein, Amy Whitherby, & Marcee Doherty-Elst rehearsing THE DROWNING GIRLS

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We wouldn't be here if it weren't for your support. Help us keep women's voices center stage, and provide roles both onstage & off for Milwaukee's artists.

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Photo of Tanya Dhein, Amy Whitherby, & Marcee Doherty-Elst rehearsing THE DROWNING GIRLS

Theater by women for everyone

Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Photo of Tanya Dhein, Amy Whitherby, & Marcee Doherty-Elst rehearsing THE DROWNING GIRLS
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Photo of Tanya Dhein, Amy Whitherby, & Marcee Doherty-Elst rehearsing THE DROWNING GIRLS

Theater by women for everyone

Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Photo of Tanya Dhein, Amy Whitherby, & Marcee Doherty-Elst rehearsing THE DROWNING GIRLS
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Photo of Tanya Dhein, Amy Whitherby, & Marcee Doherty-Elst rehearsing THE DROWNING GIRLS
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Photo of Tanya Dhein, Amy Whitherby, & Marcee Doherty-Elst rehearsing THE DROWNING GIRLS