Mission & Core Values

2023 - 2024 Season

Theater By Women For Everyone!

Mission & Core Values

Power consists to a large extent in deciding what stories will be told.

Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Writing a Woman's Life

Our Mission

The mission of Renaissance Theaterworks 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. We take pride in our accomplishments towards improving gender parity in Milwaukee theater.

Our Core Values

Renaissance Theaterworks production of Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven by Reina Hardy featuring Rachael Zientek, Karen Estrada and Reese Parish

Artistic Excellence

  • We create professional theater productions of the highest quality by hiring the most talented artists and actors.
  • We provide a culture that fosters success.


Core Values collaboration


  • We hold the good of the company before the good of the individual.
  • We promote teamwork and an environment where all voices are heard.


Renaissance Theaterworks' Br!NK New Play Development Program for women playwrights from the Midwest

Trust and Respect

  • We encourage respectful, honest, kind communication.
  • We honor and celebrate individual differences.
  • We resolve conflicts in a timely manner.


La Enfrascada, by Tanya Saracho. A Renaissance Theaterworks' production.

Exceptional Service

  • We treasure our audience.
  • We provide the most welcoming environment for experiencing theater.
Renaissance Theaterworks production of Educating Rita by Willy Russell

Time for Reflection

  • We acknowledge and evaluate our failures, and we learn from them.
Renaissance Theaterworks production of Top Girls by Caryl Churchill

Time for Celebration

  • We hold fun as an essential part of our work.
  • We firmly believe that “Everything goes better with food.”
  • We celebrate our achievements with a loud, “Yay us!”