Renaissance Theaterworks


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

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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. 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. 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 ... 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. more


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

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

Performing Arts Weekly

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

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



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Sex with Strangers? Reformation-era music? A cat’s personal biography? All that and more on Milwaukee stages this week! more

Performing Arts Weekly

The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre launches its new season with Ira Levin’s popular Deathtrap and a new branding campaign that affirms its commitment to storytelling. more

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Richard Greenberg’s The Violet Hour graces the stage of Renaissance Theaterworks with a profound yet playful exploration of 20th-century history, the power structures of relationships and the nature of time itself. more


Renaissance Theaterworks concludes their season with the quirky comedy The Violet Hour, while Boozy Bard Productions, Marquette Theater, All In Productions, the SMPAC and the Marcus Center present one-man shows and plays of their own. Class... more

Performing Arts Weekly

Last week, Marquette University’s women’s basketball teamknocked off DePaul University to claim their first-ever Big East title andclinch their first birth in the NCAA tournament since 2011. On Monday, with thewomen’s brackets announced, i.. more

What Made Milwaukee Famous

Renaissance Theaterworks’ production of Rebecca Gilman’s drama, Luna Gale, is an unflinching look into the timely issue of our country’s over-burdened foster care system. more


Renaissance Theaterworks’ next “Secrets and Lies”-themed production is Luna Gale, a recent work by Rebecca Gilman exploring the complexities of our country’s foster care system. It shows at the Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre Ja... more

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Still ran for two nights in the newly opened Urban Harvest Brewery. The opening night audience received the show with all the laughter and engagement this punchy script and production deserved. more