Thursday, March 12, 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.

Artist Bios: AS WE WAIT
by Sydney Schlager, Pius XI High School
Three high school seniors wait out the night before a hearing for possible expulsion.
Directed by Ken T. Williams Featuring local actors Kara Foster, Eva Nimmer, Sasha Sigel, Shayne Steliga, and Mitch Weindorf.

Sydney Schlager (Playwright)

Sydney Schlager is a junior at Pius XI High School and is thrilled to have her play be a part of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival Showcase. She has participated in theater from a young age, recently working both onstage and off in several high school productions. Her previous playwriting experience includes two short dramas performed at her school’s Student Play Festival. She is thankful for this incredible opportunity to see her play produced in a professional setting. 

Ken T. Williams (Director)

Ken is grateful to be working with such a talented cast and crew on this world premiere. Last Season hen performed in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's OCTOBER, BEFORE I WAS BORN. He has appeared on stage in past Young Playwrights Festivals, appearing in NAUGHTY CHILDREN in 2007 and A ROSE FOR MRS. KEMP in 2011. Ken has also worked with Renaissance Theaterworks, First Stage, Optimist Theatre, In Tandem, Windfall Ensemble, Alchemist Theatre, Uprooted, and Bunny Gumbo Productions. Much love to his beautiful wife Rachel and three gorgeous children Calder, Mara, and Elliette.  


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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