Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s (The Rep) Artistic Intern Ensemble presents its annual one-of-a-kind short-play festival, Rep Lab, returning for its fifth season to the intimate Stiemke Studio from April 10 – 13, 2015

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REP LAB RETURNS FOR A FIFTH YEAR TO THE STIEMKE STUDIO

 

Popular Short-Play Festival Marks the 50th Anniversary of

Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Artistic Intern Ensemble

 

March 26, 2015 – [Milwaukee] – Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s (The Rep) Artistic Intern Ensemble presents its annual one-of-a-kind short-play festival, Rep Lab, returning for its fifth season to the intimate Stiemke Studio from April 10 – 13, 2015. Due to popular demand, extra performances were added this season and will feature everything from comedy to drama to devised work.

 

Described by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as “thoughtfully arranged” and “fun-filled,” Rep Lab showcases the work of The Rep’s artistic interns across theatrical disciplines from directing to design to acting. Featured as the culmination of a season long experience at the theater, Rep Lab is conceived and produced solely by the Artistic Intern Ensemble, and has become one of the hottest tickets in town, often selling out weeks in advance.

 

“This year marks the 50th Anniversary of our Artistic Internship Program, one of the strongest and most well-respected programs for emerging professional actors and directors in the American Regional Theater,” states Artistic Director Mark Clements. “Nurturing talent is a deep passion of ours, and I can say without reservation, that this year’s interns have a bright future in theaters both local and national. We are both proud and honored to be able to produce Rep Lab so that our audiences can experience the depth of talent these exceptional early career artists possess.”

 

This year’s Rep Lab productions will include:

Every Show You’ve Ever Seen by Amelia Roper

Directed by Literary Coordinator Leda Hoffmann (2010/11 Directing Intern)

 

Tape by José Rivera

Directed by 2014/15 Directing Intern Hannah Greene

 

The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze by Rich Orloff

Directed by Literary Coordinator Leda Hoffmann (2010/11 Directing Intern)

 

People Are Dancing Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond, Music by Benny Gammerman

Directed by 2014/15 Directing Intern Philip Muehe

 

Give Until It Hurts by James Fletcher (1989/1990 Acting Intern)

Directed by Artistic Associate JC Clementz (2011/12 Directing Intern)

 

hysterical by Steve Yockey

Directed by 2014/15 Directing Intern Philip Muehe

 

The Cowboy by Patrick Holland (1998/99 Acting Intern)

Directed by 2014/15 Directing Intern Hannah Greene

 

Devised Piece created by Artistic Intern Ensemble

Directed by 2014/15 Directing Interns Hannah Greene and Philip Muehe

 

THE CAST

 

The cast of Rep Lab will feature Rep Artistic Intern Ensemble Members:

 

Katherine Duffy (Every Show You’ve Ever Seen/People Are Dancing/hysterical/Devised Piece) appeared this season in the ensemble of A Christmas Carol. Understudy credits at The Rep include Actor in The Amish Project, Dottie in Good People, and Ruth Kelly, R.N. in Harvey.

 

Jennifer Latimore (Every Show You’ve Ever Seen/The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze/The Cowboy/Devised Piece) appeared this season as Kate in Good People and in the ensemble of The Color Purple and A Christmas Carol. Understudy credits at The Rep include Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet in Harvey and Shug Avery in The Color Purple.

 

Josiah Laubenstein (Every Show You’ve Ever Seen/Tape/People Are Dancing/Devised Piece) appeared this season in the ensemble of A Christmas Carol and Good People. Understudy credits at The Rep include Stevie in Good People and Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey.

 

Kristina Loy (Every Show You’ve Ever Seen/Give Until It Hurts/The Cowboy/Devised Piece) appeared this season as Myrtle May Simmons in Harvey and in the ensemble of Good People. Understudy credits at The Rep include Jean in Good People and Linda in after all the terrible things I do.

 

Nick Narcisi (Every Show You’ve Ever Seen/Tape/hysterical/The Cowboy/Devised Piece) appeared this season in the ensemble of A Christmas Carol and Good People. Understudy credits at The Rep include Daniel in after all the terrible things I do and Lyman Sanderson in Harvey.

 

Chris O’Reilly (Every Show You’ve Ever Seen/The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze/Give Until It Hurts/Devised Piece) appeared this season in the ensemble of Good People and as E.J. Lofgren in Harvey. Understudy credits include Mike in Good People and Judge Gaffney in Harvey.

 

Leeana Rubin (Every Show You’ve Ever Seen/Give Until It Hurts/The Cowboy/Devised Piece) appeared this season in the ensemble of Good People and as Miss Johnson in Harvey. Understudy credits at The Rep include Margaret in Good People and Veta Louise Simmons in Harvey.

 

THE CREATIVE TEAM

 

Artistic Associate JC Clementz (Director for Give Until It Hurts); Literary Coordinator Leda Hoffmann (Director for Every Show You’ve Ever Seen/The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze); Directing Intern Hannah Greene (Director for Tape/The Cowboy/Devised Piece); and Directing Intern Philip Muehe (Director for People are Dancing/hysterical/Devised Piece).

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

 

Technical Director Tyler Smith (Technical Director); Sound Director Erin Paige (Sound Coordinator); Props Craft Artisans Kathryn Dunham and Kevin Grab (Property Masters); Costume/Wardrobe Intern Brigid Danahy (Costume Designer); Assistant Lighting Design Intern Kelly Lipsey (Lighting Designer); Stage Management Apprentice Kimberly Carolus (Stage Manager); and Stage Management Intern Audra Kuchling (Assistant Stage Manager)

 

TICKETS

 

Tickets for Rep Lab are $10.00. Single tickets for all of Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 2014/15 season productions are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling 414-224-9490 or in person at 108 E. Wells Street. Group tickets are also available by calling Group Sales Manager Morgan Halverson at 414-290-5340.

 

To learn more about Milwaukee Repertory Theater, please visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com.

 

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FACT SHEET

 

WHAT: Rep Lab

 

THEATER: Stiemke Studio

 

DATES: April 10 – 13, 2015

 

DESCRIPTION: The Rep’s highly-lauded Artistic Intern Ensemble presents its annual short-play festival. Now in its fifth season, the critically-acclaimed performance includes everything from comedy to drama to music – and much more! Don’t miss the limited engagement of this one-of-a-kind night of theater.

 

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, 4/10/15 – 8:00pm – Opening

Saturday, 4/11/15 – 4:00pm/8:00pm

Sunday, 4/12/15 – 2:00/7:00pm

Monday, 4/13/15 – 7:30pm – Closing

 

TICKET PRICES: $10.00

 

TICKETS/INFORMATION: 414-224-9490 or buy tickets online at www.MilwaukeeRep.com

 

TICKET OFFICE LOCATION: 108 E. Wells Street in Milwaukee’s Downtown Theater District

 

TICKET OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Sunday, Noon – 6 pm*

* On days with performances the Ticket Office will stay open until fifteen minutes after curtain.

 

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater is a nationally-recognized company that presents compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works, full-scale musicals, housed in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. The Rep also produces an annual production of A Christmas Carol at the beautiful and historic Pabst Theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, The Rep is committed to creating plays that are meaningful and relevant to the society we live in – plays that are challenging, visceral and engage the community through the issues they explore, demonstrating how a theater deeply rooted in its locality can also enjoy a richly influential and resonant national voice.

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