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It was a SUCCESS!

Othello was a GREAT success!  The actors and volunteers were all amazing and we made 300 wonderful new friends!  We could not have asked for more!  As Damien Jaques of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel posted in his blog,, “we won’t give up.” 

I will also make sure to try to keep my ear to the ground on any Shakespeare-happenings as I know them. For instance, I know that Quasi Productions (through Bucketworks) is performing Henry V, directed by Todd Denning, May 27-June 7.  For more information, visit




Almost Sold OUT

Less than TWO weeks until this exciting reading of Othello and I thought I should post a quick ticket update.  Sunday is SOLD OUT, there are only 3 seats remaining for Saturday and I believe in the teens for Friday.  So if you want to see it, this isn’t something to drag your feet about.  Email for space reservation – and bring your friends!


Reserve a seat – seriously

Damien Jaques wrote about the upcoming Othello reading in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel –  And in one day, we had almost an entire show (of the three we are doing) reserved. 

So SERIOUSLY, reserve a seat to see this incredible reading.


Othello Rises Again

“The Artists Formerly Known as Milwaukee Shakespeare” present a staged reading of Othello.

Where: Live Artists Have to Eat studio – 228 S. 1st Street, #302 is off Oregon. There is only street parking; also the garage across the river at
Chicago and 1st. There is a freight elevator but there ARE steps to get to the elevator, so the building is not handicapped accessible.

What: A staged reading of Othello – an “Equity members project.”  There is no cost to attend the reading, though donations will be accepted.  Reservations are strongly recommended as space is limited. To reserve a seat, email

When: Only3 performances – Friday, May 1 at 7:30; Saturday, May 2 at 7:30; Sunday, May 3 at 2:00

Who: Much of the original cast for Milwaukee Shakespeare’s scheduled production of Othello as well as some Milwaukee Shakespeare favorites will be participating in this reading.

  • Director – Paula Suozzi
  • Othello – Wayne T. Carr* (King of Navarre in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Posthumous in Cymbeline, Prince John in 2 Henry IV)
  • Iago – Mark H. Dold* (Malvolio in Twelfth Night)
  • Cassio – Nicholas Harazin (Guiderius in Cymbeline, Poins in 1 Henry IV, Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew, Florizel in A Winter’s Tale)
  • Emilia – Tiffany Vance  (Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing)
  • Desdemona – Courtney Jones (Lady Mortimer in 1 Henry IV)
  • Roderigo – Emmitt Morgans
  • Brabantio – Bryce Lord (Cymbeline, Frances/Westmoreland in 1 Henry IV, Captain in Macbeth)
  • Lodovico – Brian J. Gill* (Orsino in Twelfth Night, Prince Henry in 2 Henry IV, Hotspur in 1 Henry IV, Banquo in Macbeth)
  • Montano – Matt Daniels* (Vernon in 1 Henry IV, Bolingbroke in Richard II, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, A Comedy of Errors)
  • Bianca – Maggie Arndt
  • Senator – Patrick Lawlor* (Worcester in 1 Henry IV)
  • Narrator – Carrie Van Hallgren

Why: Because we really wanted to do this play.  And we want to see if Milwaukee demands Shakespeare.