Diverse Works: Through community collaborations, our Diverse Works program illuminates social issues by giving voice to the seldom heard. Diverse Works programming includes workshops, play readings and stage productions.
This season in honor of Disability Awareness month, we teamed up with Milwaukee Public Theatre to co-present 'Making a Scene - A Celebration of the Senses,' on October 23rd at the Broadway Theatre Center.
The event was a new avenue for disability awareness and was an evening of humor and inspiration as we challenged the stereotypes of disability and celebrated artists with disabilities.
Making A Scene - A Celebration of the Senses featured excerpts from Barbara Leigh’s Survival Revival Revue; several monologues by Chastity Washington, stand-up comedienne from NAMI; stories by Ruth Silver from her book Invisible: My Journey Through Vision and Hearing Loss; and a surprise performance by girls and women from Vision Forward.
Women heroes are an important theme in our artistic programming. Our 'Women Warriors' project highlights the glorious history of women in our military. For the 2nd year, Renaissance will be working with the Women Veterans Health Program to produce play readings featuring the talents of local women veterans.
Last season we collaborated with the Milwaukee VA Womens Health Program to present free play readings of CENSORED ON FINAL APPROACH by Phylis Ravel. The readings featured women veterans, Milwaukee VA staff and friends.
"days later and I still can't think of the right words to describe how much I enjoyed this project and how moved and impressed I was with the performance of our readers. Thank you. And the most exciting thing is that we will do it again." Jennifer Rupp, Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director