We at Renaissance Theaterworks are anguished and sickened by the systemic racist hatred and violence against Black people in this country. We grieve the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black lives taken by state-sanctioned violence.
As a company, we stand in solidarity with the Black communities in Milwaukee – and the nation. Our message is: We see you. We hear you. We love you. We stand with you.
We will not stand back and remain silent.
Silence is the tool of the oppressors and one of the most powerful cornerstones of injustice. We support those speaking out. We support those taking action. We stand with all who are working for racial equality. We are against white supremacy in all its forms.
In this terrible moment please join Renaissance Theaterworks in taking action. Below is a short list of suggested resources.
BLACK LIVES MATTER.
In solidarity and with love,
Co-Founder and Artistic Director
ORGANIZATIONS TO DONATE TO:
By Bekah Brunstetter
Oct. 23 - Nov. 8, 2020
Della, a sweet, God-fearing Christian, is also the best baker in North Carolina. Nothing would make Della happier than making a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, Jenny. Except that Della’s beloved Jenny is marrying a woman. A deliciously funny, multi-layered play about what divides us and brings us together, and the power of love – and cake.
Written & Performed
By Minita Gandhi
Jan. 8 - Jan. 31, 2021
A trip to her homeland forever changes the life of a young Indian-American woman. On her journey, she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, and discovers her voice within a culture of silence. A powerful, transformative story based on actual events.
By Anna Ziegler
Mary MacDonald Kerr
Mar. 12 - Apr. 4, 2021
Tom and Amber are college freshmen at Princeton. They are overwhelmed, overstimulated, sleep-deprived, surrounded by strangers, uncertainty and alcohol. What could possibly go wrong? A smart, profound exploration of the culture of sexual consent. A perfectly complex tale for the #MeToo age.
PERFORMANCES NOW AT 255 S WATER STREET, MILWAUKEE
Sharing our artistic home with Next Act Theatre
Renaissance Theaterworks' mission is to create moving theater that connects with our shared sense of being human. We are dedicated to artistic excellence and to promoting the work of women onstage and off.
improving gender parity
Think Beyond the Black Box
Since 1993, Renaissance Theaterworks has been a local leader in providing opportunities for women theater artists both onstage and off. We have mounted over 100 full productions and staged-readings. Among these are:
- Nine original works by Wisconsin playwrights
- Seven World Premieres
- One North American Premiere.
We have told many women’s stories and provided opportunities for over 700 theater professionals — 75% of these have been women.
Today, we remain Milwaukee’s only women-founded, women-run professional theater company dedicated to improving gender parity. Dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off, we create professional theater that connects with our shared sense of being human. We produce moving, intimate, thought-provoking theater. Beginning in Fall 2020, we will begin performing at 255 S Water Street, also the home of Next Act Theatre.
Think beyond the black box to the bright future of Renaissance Theaterworks as we embrace what's ahead in our 28th season of Theater By Women For Everyone.