Monday, March 2, 2015

Getting To Know Our Young Artists

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre celebrates young writers with its seventh Young Playwrights Festival Showcase, March 19-22, 2015. The Showcase features three one-act plays from the winners of our high school playwriting competition and is directed, designed, and performed by up-and-coming local professionals.

by Nalee Praseutsack, Rufus King International School
Three adult siblings, both blood-related and adopted, seek connection and forgiveness in the wake of the loss of their mother.
Directed by Mallory Metoxen Featuring local actors Libby Amato, Marcee Doherty-Elst, David Franz, Paul Matthew Madden, and Sharon Nieman-Koebert.

STORAGE SPACE Playwright Nalee Praseutsack (left) and Director Mallory Metoxen (right)
at auditions for Young Playwrights Festival.
Nalee Praseutsack (Playwright)
While attending Rufus King, Nalee Praseutsack held various roles including actor (The Laramie Project), stage manager (Much Ado About Nothing), and playwright (Storage Space). Recently, she was assistant costume designer for a stage adaptation of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Currently, she is studying English and Physics at Lawrence University. A Milwaukee native, she is excited and honored to have her work produced by the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Nalee graduated from Rufus King IB High School and was a participant in MCT’s YPF Playwriting Residency.

Mallory Metoxen (Director)
Mallory is very excited to be working with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre again where she has previously served as the Assistant Director for UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL and JEEVES IN BLOOM.  Mallory’s previous directing work has been seen at The Alchemist Theatre, Forward Theater Company, InHerOwnRight Productions, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices, Renaissance Theaterworks and Splinter Group.  In July of 2015, she will be directing THESE SHINING LIVES for Umbrella Group.  Mallory is currently the Artistic Associate at Renaissance Theaterworks.


March 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30pm, March 22 at 2:00pm – Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre. All three plays will be featured each evening. There will be a talkback following each performance.

Young Playwrights Festival Showcase 2014-2015 tickets are $18 for adults; $12 for students, seniors and MCT subscribers. Tickets are available at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office, 158 N. Broadway, by phone at (414) 291-7800, or online at,

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