Bronzeville Arts Ensemble


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Pearl Cleage’s 1992 play Flyin’ West begins as a gentle history lesson about African American woman pioneers in Kansas in 1898, then opens to multiple shocks. Bronzeville Arts Ensemble’s production reminded us again how little we know of black ... more


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Spring Arts Guide

From Jan. 13-Feb. 5 First Stage presents Sheri Williams Pannell’s tender new play Welcome to Bronzeville. The first of a planned trilogy, which will end with the neighborhood’s end, the play will have its world premiere in a First Stage pro... more

A&E Feature

For its sixth year, P1V is celebrating the 30th anniversary of George C. Wolfe’s award-winning production The Colored Museum, which will be presented in Milwaukee by several local theater companies. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. ... more


Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Producing Artist Director Malkia Stampley and Milwaukee Repertory Theater Artistic Director Mark Clements have a dialogue about the goals of their company’s new partnership. more

Spring Arts Guide


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Bronzeville Arts Ensemble and Theatre LILA’s production of The Mojo and the Sayso is an astute and timely masterpiece. Inspired by the 1974 shooting of a black 10-year-old by a police officer who allegedly mistook him for a burglar, Aishah ... more


Somewhere in the late ’80s, playwright Aishah Rahman developed a script that resonates with a  tragically persistent theme in today’s headlines. The Mojo and the Sayso was inspired by the 1973 killing of a ten-year-old-boy by New York City p.. more


TheBronzeville Arts Ensemble recently collaborated with First Stage ina program that worked with playwrights to develop short plays that could beproduced. The effort has paid off in a program of three shorts that will bestaged at the end of th.. more


With a slim 18-15 advantage in the state Senate, Democrats are working to hold onto the seat held by state Sen. John Lehman in Racine County. Lehman, a member of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee and the chair of the Senate Educati... more

News Features

Be careful what you wish for: While real life often reminds us to heed this adage, rarely do we receive said advice in a musical format. In the mid-1960s, however, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock wrote The Apple Tree, a program of three musi... more