Guest Concerts

| Danceworks Studio Theatre |
| 1661 N. Water Street |
| Milwaukee |

Outskirts Theatre Co.: Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Friday & Saturday, August 30-31 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 1 at 3:00pm
Saturday, September 7 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 8 at 3:00pm
at the Danceworks Studio Theatre


An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead – and how that remembering changes us – it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. By Sarah Ruhl | Directed by Dylan K. Sladky


Ticket Information:

General Admission $20 | Student/Senior $15


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Kelly Anderson Dance Theatre: THE END IS HERE and that’s ok.

Saturday, October 5th at 7:00pm | Sunday, October 6th at 2:30pm
at the Danceworks Studio Theatre


It’s 2019, Doomsday strikes and the members of Kelly Anderson Dance Theatre are the chosen ones. Swept into the theater through the chaos of Armageddon, Dolly Parton’s Personal Assistant presents the cast with giant Post-its, a handful of Sharpies and the difficult task of examining “what worked” and “what didn’t” before the Earth reached its demise. In order to collectively agree on a successful new world order, they reflect upon their pre-apocalyptic heroes to inspire the value system needed in order to move forward on their Enterprise.


Ticket Information:

$20 Support KADT | $18 General Admission | $15 Student/Senior


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Allen Russell | Gina Laurenzi Dance Project: /ˌmaskəˈrād/

Saturday, November 2nd at 6:00pm & 8:00pm

Oh the masks we wear. Trapped amidst the false personas swarming the space, she sees the room for what it truly is – grotesque! The observer becomes the observed as actions and interactions cause the mask of this fantasy world to shift, to fall away. In quiet corners and between glances, a glimpse into each individual’s reality is revealed as they break from the facade. It’s infectious…

Movers of the Gina Laurenzi Dance Project dance this tale to life through the haunting compositions of Allen Russell. View the work of local artists Jenny Urbanek and Christal Wagner before each concert, and connect with /ˌmaskəˈrād/ collaborators in an after-party & artist mingle following the 8:00pm performance.


Ticket Information:

Advanced Purchase – $18 Reserved | $16 General Admission | $12 Student, Senior & Military
Walk-Up – $18 General Admission | $14 Student, Senior & Military

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Questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact Danceworks Box Office at 414.277.8480 x6007.


Interested in producing your own show at the Danceworks Studio Theatre? Contact Kim Johnson, Senior Director of Programs, via email or at 414.277.8480 x6018.

These projects are supported in part by a Danceworks Space Grant. The Danceworks DanceLAB continues its mission to support local artists by offering Space Grants for independent choreographers who would like to produce their own shows in the Danceworks Studio Theatre, or develop their own new work.