Status: Emerging Professional Resident
Compensation: $150/wk Stipend, Housing plus Utilities, Milwaukee Bus Pass or 50% contribution to parking costs
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, June 15, 2021*
Milwaukee Rep, a LORT theater located in the heart of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area, is currently seeking applicants for Acting Residents as a part of our Career Training program. Our mission is to ignite positive changes in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of our community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity. It is important that our hiring practices reflect this commitment to diversity and we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Acting Residency: Position Summary
Acting Residents work closely with Milwaukee Rep’s in-house artists and acclaimed guest directors and actors on a variety of productions during their full-season residency. While the role in which a given Acting Resident functions can change with each production, the focus never strays from acting: there are no technical or administrative responsibilities attached to Acting Residencies. The primary objective of the Acting Residency is to create a bridge to the professional world by getting residents in the rehearsal rooms and preparing them for their next career steps. This includes three components: understudy/onstage work, workshops and auditions, and professional mentoring.
2021/22 Acting Residency dates: Each year the Residency dates change based on the dates of the theatrical season, and the need for EPRs in and around specific productions. In the 2021/22 Season, the Emerging Professional Residency starts in October and ends in June, but there are exceptions. Milwaukee Rep works hard to make it possible for EPRs to take that next gig.
*Preference will be given to applications that include all supplementary materials that are received on or before June 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until all positions are filled.
About Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Milwaukee Rep is the largest performing arts organization in Wisconsin welcoming 300,000 people at 700 performances of 15 productions a season at the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex featuring three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret, and utilizing the Pabst Theatre for the annual Christmas Carol. For over six decades, Milwaukee Rep has been a centerpiece of Milwaukee’s vibrant arts and cultural scene with productions ranging from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare to American Classics and New Works that are entertaining, inclusive and impactful. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Executive Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Rep “ignites positive change in the cultural, social and economic vitality of our community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.” Every season requires a team of dedicated, passionate and skilled people. Whether it be a 30+ year veteran employee or one who’s never experienced a Milwaukee winter before, everyone shares a common sense of purpose and determination that enables us to bring world-class theater to the stage.
To read more about Milwaukee Repertory Theater, please visit: www.MilwaukeeRep.com
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Milwaukee Repertory Theater is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
General Qualifications for the EPR program:
- Demonstrated skills needed for chosen department
- Good communication skills
- Strong work ethic
- A level of maturity and self-sufficiency to work in a professional theater environment
- Consistently able to arrive on-time and and ready for work
- Initiative to embrace relevant learning opportunities
This application is intended for people applying to the Acting Residency at Milwaukee Repertory Theater for the 2021/22 Season. Preference will be given to applications that include all supplementary materials that are received on or before June 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until all positions are filled. In order to maintain an equitable process, everyone must apply online. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until the residencies are filled. Any candidate who requires different accommodations to submit an online application should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers for the upcoming season will be made by end of July or until filled. If you have questions about the Acting Emerging Professional Residencies, please email Milwaukee Rep Associate Artistic Producer, Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, at email@example.com
Please pay attention to the following when it comes to completing your application
Application Materials Required
**Cover Letter, Letters of Recommendation, and *video link(s) should be included in a single Word Doc or PDF and uploaded as a single additional file with your application.
1. Resume (.doc or .pdf)
2. Current headshot (.pdf)
3. Contact Information for Three (3) Professional References that can speak about your work in the American Theater
4. Cover Letter (.doc or .pdf) that answers the following questions:
5. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (.doc or .pdf) Please note, those who are writing your Letters of Recommendation should differ from your Professional References
6. Links to four (4) audition videos consisting of three (3) contrasting monologues (one contemporary, one classic, and one from film/television) and 32 bars of a song. These pieces should encapsulate your range as a storyteller and your brand in the industry.