Renaissance Theaterworks

This month: Milwaukee Art Museum’s “Portrait of Milwaukee” exhibit, as well as interviews with Susan Fete, Michael Wright and Michael Pink. Read more

Radio Shepherd Express

The 2019 Br!NK New Play Festival showcases staged readings of two full-length plays and six shorter scripts. Read more

A&E Feature

Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee’s prestigious women’s theater, will leave the Broadway Theatre Center to the Next Act Theatre building. Read more

Arts News


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With a strong script and stronger actors, Renaissance Theaterworks’ new play, ‘Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven,’ is exceptionally enjoyable. Read more



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In Renaissance Theaterworks' new play, a young science genius and an intergalactic computer try to bring humanity out in the cosmos. Read more

A&E Feature


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Renaissance Theaterworks’ Photograph 51 masterfully tells the story of scientist Rosalind Franklin, whose discovery of the DNA double-helix was misattributed to her male cowokers. Read more


A Murder is Announced at Sunset Playhouse, Photograph 51 develops in the Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre, and Mark Twain’s River of Song moseys into the Stackner Cabaret. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

From family drama to human comedy, the new year starts off with some thought-provoking productions sure to keep the conversation going long after the stage lights have dimmed. Read more



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Renaissance Theaterworks’ Native Gardens invites you to laugh and think about racism and prejudice. Read more


Native Gardens is Renaissance Theaterworks’ hilarious comedy about a horticultural feud between two couples who also face their notions of race, gender, class and privilege. Read more

A&E Feature

For our Fall Arts Guide, we decided to look at several women who have challenged old habits by founding or taking leading roles within arts institutions. As happens in many ways, and more often than many of us realize, our city is in front. Read more

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In her teens, Suzan Fete began her career in arts as an actor at Goodman’s Young Artist Studio. She went on to co-found and serve as artistic director of Renaissance Theaterworks, a company dedicated to promoting the work of women. Read more

Fall Arts Guide

Renaissance Theaterworks’ Br!NK New Play Festival brings the work of Midwestern women playwrights to the greater Milwaukee area, Aug. July 31-Aug. 5, while Danceworks presents “Ignite: A Hip Hope Dance Experience,” July 28-29, showcasing the ... Read more

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Saturday’s preview performance of Renaissance Theaterworks’ Top Girls, was a smashing success and a doorway to the important ongoing dialogue on gender parity in the workplace. Read more


Kenilworth's upcoming Open House, an explainer on Business Improvement Districts and what they mean for the city, Milwaukee's growth as a concert destination and more. Read more

Radio Shepherd Express

“What has one accomplished if success is achieved in a destructive manner and at great personal cost?” asks Renaissance Theaterworks Artistic Director Suzan Fete. Read more

A&E Feature


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A fine ensemble of actors brings a chilling story of modern-day slavery to life at Renaissance Theaterworks. Read more


Renaissance Theaterwork’s production of Russian Transport leads this week’s opening shows. It’s a timely tale about immigration and human trafficking—as well as a fundraiser for three worthy Milwaukee nonprofits. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

This fall, Renaissance Theaterworks promoted its longtime director of development, Lisa Rasmussen, to the position of managing director. Read more

Off the Cuff


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Sex, publishing, admiration, betrayal. Find them all in Renaissance Theaterworks’ sizzling 25th season opener, Sex with Strangers. Read more