Theater by women

for everyone

Where creativity and community thrive because women can thrive.

Renaissance Theaterworks is proud to promote the work of women onstage and off.

THINK BEYOND THE BLACK BOX

For more than 25 years Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) has been a local leader in providing opportunities for women theater artists both onstage and off.

Since 1993, RTW has mounted over 100 full productions and staged-readings. Among these are nine original works by Wisconsin playwrights, seven World Premieres and 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 RTW remains Milwaukee’s only women-founded, women-run professional theater company dedicated to improving gender parity. Our mission is to create moving theater that connects with our shared sense of being human. We are dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off. We produce intimate, profound theater in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Black Box Theatre.

Think beyond the black box to the bright future of Renaissance Theaterworks as we blast off into our 26th Season of theater by women, for everyone. Find a performance here.

 

 

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A NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE AND THE FIRST Br!NK Play To Hit the RTW Mainstage,

By 2017 Br!NK Winner, Reina Hardy

Directed by Pam Kriger

Featuring Reese Parish, Rachael Zientek, Karen Estrada, Jonathan Gillard Daly, and Jarrod Langwinski

 

March 29 - April 21, 2019

SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE!

Our 2019-2020 Season is "A Season of Transformation: Stories of How and Why We Evolve" featuring three edgy, bold, and exciting plays:

 

THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman, a dark comedy about rerouting your life, HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett, an absurd portrayal of the resilient human spirit, and ACTUALLY by Anna Ziegler, a compromising circumstance that changed everything...

 

A thought-provoking season of Transformation that dares to question, "WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STOP PRETENDING?"

 

RENEW OR BE NEW! Subscriptions on sale now!

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THURSDAY, MAY 9 | 6:00 PM

THE IVY HOUSE

Join us for our annual cultivation of friends, funds, and festivity to celebrate and benefit Renaissance Theaterworks! "Choose your own adventure" at our immersive extravaganza, designed to delight your senses and activate your creativity. Let's raise a glass together in support of "theater by women, for everyone!"

 

Br!NK is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Home Banner Photo Collage Featuring: Yunuen Pardo, Laura Gordon, Kat Wodtke, Jenny Wanasek, Ericka Wade, Marti Gobel, Cassandra Bissell | Photos by Ross E. Zentner

Video created by Traveling Lemur Productions, LLC

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Theater by women for everyone

Where creativity and community thrive because women can thrive.

Renaissance Theaterworks is proud to promote the work of women onstage and off.

Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
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Theater by women for everyone

Where creativity and community thrive because women can thrive.

Renaissance Theaterworks is proud to promote the work of women onstage and off.

Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Artwork for LUNA GALE
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR