The National Weather Service predicts a possible opening night for the snow season this evening. With only 0-3 inches expected, it’s not going to be a huge opening near the lake, but it’s a very, very busy week for Milwaukee-related theatre openings. Tonight there’s something of an inadvertent double feature of theatre shows. Local Playwright Emily Elliott's No Serious Stuff opens for John Kishline's Dream Upon Avon. Here’s a look at items available for the next 4 days:
No...seriously No Serious Stuff debuts in just three hours. The Masked Collective is providing the show’s big debut online for a suggested $7 or more donation that is “encouraged by not required.” It’s live on YouTube. Milwaukee playwright Emily Elliott presents the story of Parker and Billie: a couple of people who haven’t spoken in a year. Things didn’t end well for them. They agree to a FaceTime call to discuss things...sounds like a perfect idea for videoconference-style theatre. The show opens at 6:00 pm on YouTube. For more information, visit the show’s Facebook events page.
Door Shakespeare will be presenting an online presentation of a holiday play by Milwaukee theatre veteran John Kishline. It’s a reading of Kishline’s Dream Upon Avon. It’s Christmas Eve and Shakespeare is hanging out at his favorite pub. He is visited be a series of people...each with unrealized dreams of unanswered questions. Kishline is joined by a remarkable cast including Cassandra Bissell, Duane Boutte, Neil Brookshire and Deborah Clifton. The reading takes place Dec. 11 (tonight) and 12 at 7pm and Dec. 13 at 5pm. The show is free. For more information, visit Door Shakespeare online.
Voices Found Repertory’s Mission: Audition event takes place tomorrow afternoon. The next in the actor’s audition workshop series runs 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. Tomorrow VFR’s Jessica Trznadel is joined by guest Jennifer Vosters for an audition workshop for contemporary monologues. They’re looking to provide feedback for modern monologues of 2 minutes’ length. (Anything written after 1920.) It’s $10 for a 20-minute individualized workshop. As of this post, there are still two slots left for the workshop. For more information, visit the sign-up site.
Next Monday, The Third Avenue Playhouse presents #ENOUGH--a program of 10-minute plays that address the issue of gun violence. All the plays are written by teens. The free program will be broadcast online. TAP’s readings of the winning plays go live Monday, May 14th at 7pm. For access to the show, visit the show’s Facebook Events page.