MCT intentionally chose PASSING STRANGE as the first production of MCT’s new era under the leadership of Artistic Director Brent Hazelton and Managing Director Amy Esposito as a demonstration of MCT’s firm commitment to expand its mission of supporting local artists, nurturing the next generation, and providing a platform for unique voices under an overall umbrella of representation and equity of access as we work to create an artistic home for all Milwaukeeans. Among all of the changes brought by COVID-19, these values remain unshifting—as a result, MCT became one of the hosts for the first Milwaukee Black Theater Festival, ending September 12, 2020. If you missed us this year, we'll catch you next year!
THE WAY SHE SPOKE
by Isaac Gómez
featuring Michelle Lopez-Rios
October 2020, virtual
An actor walks on stage, opens a script, and reads - and reality and performance blur as she shares harrowing details of the fates of las desaparecidas, the vanished women of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Haunting and visceral, yet profoundly compassionate, this challenging new play digs for the roots of the epidemic of violence that has resulted in the murders of thousands of women, and gives voice to a community rendered silent by fear.
An intimate docu-drama examining the border between terror and responsibility
"All one has to do is spend an afternoon with a child to understand that they each have their own story and a deep desire to tell it. To have such a powerful platform to allow their voices to be heard is deeply moving and cherished for the special gift that it is."
- Partner Classroom Teacher
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Broadway Theatre Center
158 N. Broadway, 5th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
MCT recognizes that we gather on traditional homeland of the Kickapoo, Menominee, Peoria, Potawatomi, and Sioux people, and serve a community where members of Wisconsin's sovereign Anishinabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present.