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January 18, 2017
Casting is the first and perhaps most important part of a production. It’s not – as you might imagine – without its hurt feelings and anger. But Jane Jeffries reminds us of the importance of every role – large and small – to the story.
  • The Arts
November 25, 2016
Corin Reilly always wanted to be an actor. He found a way to live his dream as part of Encore Studios, a theater company for people with disabilities.  "I began acting when I was 18 years old," says Reilly. 
Encore Studio
  • The Arts
November 24, 2016
Kelsy Schoenhaar is the founding artistic director and resident playwright for the Encore Studio for the performing arts, the only professional theater company for people with disabilities in Wisconsin. Kelsy and the other theater staff help the Encore Studio’s actors develop their creative voice and perform works that share an authentic message about disability and culture.
Veterans in an acting class
  • Culture & History
  • The Arts
November 10, 2016
A Shakespeare therapy program at Zablocki VA hospital in Milwaukee that helps treat veterans suffering from PTSD.
Wisconsin Life #408: “Creative Origins”
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  • The Arts
November 9, 2016
Meet the UW-Barron Rube Goldberg team, a muskie fisherman, a body artist from Madison, and a Shakespeare therapy program for veterans.
Musical Curtain Call
  • The Arts
  • Wisconsin Originals
June 2, 2016
Music has always been a part of life for Joe Vosen.  When the idea came to him to write a musical, it just seemed like a natural thing to do.  Vosen embarked on what would become a two-year musical adventure.  
  • The Arts
December 14, 2015
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away from Hollywood, future movie star Harrison Ford was coming of age in Wisconsin. He went to college here, discovered his love of performing, and got his first professional acting job.
Fred Foster, CEO of Electronic Theater Controls
  • The Arts
November 26, 2015
Fred Foster succeeds in the entertainment tech industry after dropping out of university. 
Exterior of movie theater in Stanley, WI
  • Wisconsin Originals
November 26, 2015
Cecilia Eslinger wasn’t even much of a movie buff when she bought a one-screen theater in small town Stanley, WI.  But the Milwaukee transplant made a new home in northern Wisconsin, meeting her husband and raising six kids in the movie business.
Young actor performing Shakespeare
  • The Arts
  • Wisconsin Originals
October 22, 2015
Young people, ages 7-18, perform full-length works of Shakespeare, gaining an appreciation of both the language and the drama in these great works of English literature.

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