Theatre

Pursue your passions

The MHSA Theatre program follows the creed of young artists working professionally. Students study all aspects of acting, scenic design, techical theatre, history, aesthetics and criticism during their MHSA career. Multiple productions in our three performance spaces allow students to apply their classroom learning in a real world environment.

See our Theatre students
share their talents

From performances to gallery exhibitions, every MHSA student gets the chance to share their talents with the greater Milwaukee community.

Theatre Faculty




Steven Koehler

koehlesm@milwaukee.k12.wi.us | (414) 934-7172

Courses: PHYSICS CONCEPTS, PHYSICS 1, AP PHYSICS B, ADVANCED ACTING

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Rebecca Marten

nielsera@milwaukee.k12.wi.us | (414) 934-7071

Courses: Courses

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Theatre Courses

ADVANCED ACTING

This course provides students with a solid foundation for professional study as an actor in theatre as well as in film, tv and radio.

THEATRE PRODUCTION 1

This course gives students the opportunity to explore in greater depth the areas of theatre, sound and tv studio production.

THEATRE PRODUCTION 1

This course gives students the opportunity to explore in greater depth the areas of theatre, sound and tv studio production.

ADVANCED ACTING

Teacher: Koehler

THEATRE ARTS WORKSHOP

INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

THEATRE DEPARTMENT INFO

DIRECTING/SENIOR STUDIO

THEATRE PRODUCTION 2

Courses

Teacher: Marten

Audition to be a Theatre Student

Milwaukee High School of the Arts is an Early Admissions school. Our admissions process begins in October of the prior school year. 
Any student interested in enrolling must submit a written application, take a mandatory audition in one of the arts areas and submit their most recent report card, attendance records and state assessment results (most recent, from WKCE, Terra Nova or MAP).

To audition for the Theatre area, a student must bring the following to the audition:

Resume: each auditioned must submit a resume at the time of the audition.

A prepared monologue: The monologue must be memorized - you will not be able to hold the paper in your hand. It must be performed by you as if you were that character in that situation. You may choose your own 1-2 minute monologue from a published play or select one from this list.

What happens at a Theatre audition?

During the audition you will be asked to write a paragraph on a topic of our choosing, perform your monologue (possibly with redirection) and you may have a short interview with a member of our faculty.

Videos of students performing monologues
Video of Male Monologue
Video of Female Monologue

Learn more & schedule your audition

Now accepting applications for our Spring Auditions

The final audition date is February 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm with a 5:30 pm check-in

To Start Your Application