PSA: UWM’s New Dramaworks: Short Play Festival

I wish I could fit this into my schedule…sigh

Bold, funny, moving, provocative, original and fresh! View the world we’re living in today through the eyes of some of the newest emerging voices in the American Theatre. The premiere of what will be an ongoing feature of the Theatre Department season, this New Dramaworks series celebrates a collection of original, short dramatic work by UWM students and others that stimulates the imagination and prompts deep conversations.

Directed by UWM Theatre Students
Mentored by Ralph Janes
Curated by Alvaro Saar Rios

Festival Lineup

Written by: Lee Hunt
Majors: Conservation & Environmental Science; Theatre Practices

Written by: Joe Klockenkemper
Major: Theatre Education

The Elephant
Written by: Mara Grigg
Major: Theatre Practices

Game Day
Written by: Lia Smith
Majors: Dance; English

Star Stories
Written by: Cat Sadler
Major: Acting

The Greatest Detective
Commissioned play written by: Maria Pretzl ’14
Degrees: BFA, Film: Production; BA: Theatre Studies

The Uncomfortable Truth of Being Known
Written by: Matt Swihart
Major: English-Creative Writing

Until I Join the Earth
Written by: Eugene Strei
Major: Acting: Musical Theatre

April 17–20, 2024 (7:30–9:30 p.m.) April 21, 2024 (2–4 p.m.) at Kenilworth Square East, Kenilworth Five-0-Eight

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PSA: Once Upon A Mattress Opens April 24th At UWM’s Peck School Of The Arts!

Once Upon a Mattress
Apr 24-28, 2024 – Mainstage Theatre
Directed by Sheri Williams Pannell
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer
Once Upon a Mattress, a comic masterpiece based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Princess and the Pea, propelled Carol Burnett to stardom as Winnifred the Woebegone, a simple swamp princess hoping to win the hand of the prince despite all odds. This hilariously wacky romp is filled with witty, charming, and wonderfully romantic songs and dance numbers composed by Mary Rodgers. It serves as a delightful bookend to a season that began with a neglected gem by her father, Richard Rodgers.