Milwaukee Rep presents The Compass by Michael Rohd performed by the Professional Training Institute (PTI) Ensemble 2021/22 July 28-31, 2022 at Stiemke Studio in Milwaukee Rep.
The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is an advanced acting training program for students in grades 9-12. The class of 2021/22 consists of 15 students from 10 different high schools including: Gabriela Bastardo (Golda Meir HS), Alexa Crump (Milwaukee HS of the Arts), Jonathan Edwards (Rufus King HS), Terynn Erby-Walker (Golda Meir HS ), Ana Gutierrez (Ronald Reagan HS), Liam Jeninga (Delavan-Darien HS), Michael Loomans (Slinger HS), Kyra Mathias (Kettle Moraine School for Art and Performance), Molly McVey (Nicolet HS), Yexuanj Rivera Melendez (Milwaukee HS of the Arts), Costello Mylott (Rufus King HS), Angel Rivera (Pius XI HS), Magdalyn Rowley-Lange (Ronald Reagan HS), Alexandria Woods (Rufus King HS) and Isabel Young (Walden III HS).
Michael Rohd’s The Compass is a groundbreaking, interactive live performance that explores the intersection between technology and decision-making. At the heart of The Compass is a process that determines the fate of a young person who used the app to make a life-changing decision. In this play, each show ends differently depending on what the audience decides. Join us as we ask: If someone else or something else tells you what to do, what exactly is your responsibility?
The Compass was directed by Jeffrey Mosser with costume design by Nicholas Hartman, video design by Joseph Burke, sound design by EJ Hankins, lighting design by Emily Ottinger and stage management by Josh Hart.
Tickets for The Compass cost $10 and can be purchased online from the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in person at 108 E. Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee. The Compass will be performed July 28-30 at 7 p.m. and July 31 at 2 p.m. at Stiemke Studio.
The 2021/22 PTI Ensemble was selected from hundreds of exceptionally talented students from across Wisconsin to receive complimentary training throughout the academic year. Students gather throughout the school year to develop their talent and knowledge in the field of performing, and end the year with a final performance, where they are paid as professional actors.
Support for the PTI program is provided by funders from the Milwaukee Rep Education and Engagement Division, which aims to further the theater’s mission to bring about positive change in Milwaukee’s cultural, social, and economic vitality. Education & Engagement supporters include the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Lubar Family Foundation, Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, Northwestern Mutual with additional support from Fred Pike and Cecilia Taylor.
Milwaukee Rep is Wisconsin’s largest performing arts organization with three unique venues at the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex – the Quadracci Powerhouse, the Stiemke Studio and the Stackner Cabaret. For over six decades, Milwaukee Rep has been a centerpiece of Milwaukee’s vibrant arts and culture scene, with productions ranging from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare to American classics and new works that are entertaining, immersive and impactful. Under the direction of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Executive Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater is sparking positive change in the cultural, social and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theatrical experiences that entertain, provoke and encourage meaningful dialogue between inspire audiences representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.