Known as one of William Shakespeare's problem plays, Measure for Measure looks at a wide set of themes that remain relevant to modern era. This production will look at themes of the Me Too Movement as the story follows Isabelle, a novice nun who is blackmailed into yielding her chastity in exchange for her brother's life, who has been sentenced to death.

November 14, 2019 - November 24, 2019 at the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center 2133 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233

11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/22, 11/23 at 7:30pm | 11/17 & 11/24 at 2:30pm

Tickets: $17 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior/Military/Police https://www.artful.ly/store/events/18383

Design Team:


Director:.............................................Jaimelyn Gray Assistant Director:...........................Michael R. Fleischman Stage Manager:.................................Trinity Sullivan Properties Designers:.....................Steve Decker/Trinity Sullivan Lighting Designer............................Bryan ByarsCostume Designer:..........................Margot LangeSet Designer:.....................................Posy KnightSound Designer:...............................Jake R. ThompsonIntimacy Consultant.......................Christopher ElstStagehand...........................................Victoria HudziakSet Construction..............................Kirk Thomsen/Timothy Barnes
Randall T. Anderson as Duke VincentioRandall has been seen in many other shows in the Milwaukee area. Most recently, he has been seen in Shakespeare in the Park’s Comedy of Errors as well as Bell, Book, and Candle with MEG, Fawlty Towers with Waukesha Civic, and An Evening with the Bartender with Alchemist. Currently, he is in Off the Wall’s production of Vanya.
Timothy Barnes asAngelo Timothy J. Barnes is unbelievably humbled by the opportunity to play Angelo as part of Aura Theatre Collective’s production of 'Measure for Measure'. Most recently seen in Lake Country Playhouses 'Dogfight' as the lounge singer, Timothy was also part of Theater Reds 'Nine' as Guido Contini. Tim is excited to be stepping outside his comfort zone and looking forward to being on stage with this talented cast.
Laker Thrasher asIsabellaLaker Thrasher is very excited to be playing Isabelle in Measure for Measure, her first (and favorite!) Shakespeare show! She recently transferred to UW-Milwaukee, where she is currently studying for her degree in Musical Theatre. Shakespeare is a newfound passion of hers, and she's incredibly fortunate to have a company as compassionate in the telling of women's stories as Aura Theatre Collective to go on this journey with. In her free time, Laker can be found singing, writing, raging against the patriarchy, or hanging with her puppy, Frankie, and her two cats, Ozzie and Rex. She hopes you come to see how awesome this production is going to be!
Logan Milwayas LucioLogan Milway is excited to join Aura Theatre Collective for their production of Measure for Measure. Logan graduated from Carthage College with a BA in Theater (Directing) and Communication. He was most recently seen at the SummerStage of Delafield in Rumors and On Golden Pond. He has also worked around Milwaukee with First Stage Children's Theater, Optimist Theatre, The Constructivists, The Mad Rogues (formerly Bard and Bourbon), and Cardinal Stritch w/ Arts@Large.
Tom Marksas Escalus Tom is delighted to be part of Aura Theatre Collective's production of 'Measure For Measure' and being entrusted with the role of Escalus. He most recently played 'Pop' in "Playing Solitaire" (the second of two one-act plays comprising "The One Act Suite") at Walker's Point Center of the Arts. Prior to that Tom appeared in "Newsies" as Joseph Pulitzer with D.S.H.A. Community Theater Works, as "Major" Bouvier and Norman Vincent Peale in "Grey Gardens” with Windfall Theater, and “Arsenic and Old Lace” with Milwaukee Entertainment Group at the Brumder Mansion B&B where he also serves as Associate Producer/Artistic Director and as well as Innkeeper & Chef for the Bed & Breakfast
Jarrod Langwinski asClaudioJarrod Langwinski is excited to join Aura Theatre Collective for their production of Measure for Measure. Most recently, Jarrod was seen in Door Shakespeare's productions of Henry V and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Professionally, Jarrod has also worked with The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and The Constructivists.
Stephen GranamasProvostStephen Granam is acquiring his BFA from UW-Milwaukee. He has done several small budget films and many theatre productions in the Madison and Milwaukee area. He will be attending an MFA program yet to be determined.
Kira RenkasasMariana/AttendantKira is more than delighted to partake in this cast of wonderful actors in Aura Theatre Collective’s very first show ever: Measure for Measure. Some of her other acting credits include: Karen Wright in Outskirts’ production of The Children’s Hour, Juliet from Voices Found Rep’s production of Romeo and Juliet, reprisal of Juliet for Voices Found Rep’s showcase at the Milwaukee Fringe Festival 2019, Nymph/Yuppie/Hobo with Cooperative Performance MKE, along with many others.
Colin Kovarik asFriar PeterColin Kovarik is an IL-based actor and sound designer, having been found working in sound across the region from Madison, to Milwaukee, to Chicago recently. He is delighted to be on stage and working with Shakespeare again after a long hiatus and is grateful to Aura and Jaimelyn for the opportunity.
Liz Ehrler asMother Superior/Mistress OverdoneLiz is so excited to get back to her love of Shakespeare is Aura Theatre Company's production of Measure for Measure. Liz was last seen in Outskirts Theatre Company's production of Dead Man's Cell Phone and is currently making her way into the Milwaukee theatre scene. As a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Liz achieved her BFA in Acting and minor is Business Administration. Her favorite theatre adventure was when she traveled to the Czech Republic and performed in The Comedy of Errors with Prague Shakespeare Company. When she isn't on the stage, Liz enjoys spending time with her cats and napping.