• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

Archived performances
Sep 2 Wednesday, September 2
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

 

Woodland Pattern is pleased to host Playback Milwaukee Theatre Company as they present My Milwaukee Story.

 

Playback Theatre is a type of improvisational theatre in which stories from audience members are heard and enacted on the spot with words, movement, and music. In My Milwaukee Story, audience members will be asked to recall their experiences of life in Milwaukee, and to consider the following:

What IS IT about Milwaukee? Why is the dialogue about either being on the verge of leaving Milwaukee or a declaration of staunch loyalty or a pledge to do or die by Milwaukee?

Tell about an experience that fosters your love, or hate, or both of Milwaukee…

The personal stories shared by audience members will then be re-presented as theatrical improvisations. Through the artistic medium of improv theatre, the performance will bring to life these stories and allow us to hear, appreciate, and celebrate each other’s life experiences. The members of Playback Milwaukee strive to create a space for us to empathize with each other, to recognize that we are not alone in what we have experienced, and to make meaningful connections among all who are present.

 

Bring a story, and bring a friend!


Playback Milwaukee Theatre is an improvisational theatre company. Playback Milwaukee produces performances and group processes in collaboration with community organizations and schools to create spaces to remember, share, and celebrate our personal and collective histories. Playback Milwaukee conducts residencies and ongoing group process facilitation for organizations, institutions, and schools. We also host “Playshops” open to the public to come learn Playback!

Your memories come to life before your eyes through improv word, movement, music... and magic!