Milwaukee Chamber Theatre



  • February 9, 2012read more

    Check out this new preview video for A THOUSAND WORDS featuring footage from the Madison production and interviews with director Jennifer Uphoff Gray and actors Georgina McKee & Molly Rhode. (Click more info to watch)

  • February 8, 2012read more

    “There is no single work of art or literature that summarizes the deep concern with poverty in the 1930s. The work of documentary photographers like Walker Evans may come the closest, in part because the unvarnished humanity of their subjects seemed to transcend its historical moment.” ~Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression, by Morris Dickstein

  • February 8, 2012read more

    2004: Playwright Gwendolyn Rice stumbles upon “a newspaper account of when the photos were found amongst (Ernest) Hemingway’s possessions. I had never heard of Walker Evans, but the story really intrigued me.”

  • January 26, 2012read more

    by Lindsay Christians, 77 Square; For Madison writer Gwendolyn Rice, there’s always one character in each of her plays with whom she’s a little infatuated. In “A Thousand Words,” that character is Walker Evans.

  • January 19, 2012read more

    by Andrew Winistorfer, A.V. Club; In A Thousand Words, photographer Walker Evans accepts a government job documenting the lives of dustbowl farmers in 1930s Kansas. At the same time, he also accepts a partner: a reluctant writer named Shirley Hughes who will supply the narrative to accompany his images. Eighty years later, some of Evans's photos are discovered in the personal effects of another writer: Ernest Hemingway.

  • January 18, 2012read more

    by Kate Vaughn, Madison Magazine; Juxtaposing the present day with the 1930s, stories unfold to pose the question: How much is a photograph truly worth?

  • January 14, 2012read more

    Wisconsin State Journal; How "A Thousand Words" came about: The play was conceived after I read a small newspaper article about the owner of a bar in Key West, Fla. He stumbled upon a treasure trove of books, fishing gear, and personal effects from one of the bar's most famous patrons — Ernest Hemingway. Among these items were a collection of black and white photos taken by Walker Evans.

  • January 4, 2012read more

    An interview with C. Michael Wright & Jacque Troy; Michael & Jacque were recently interviewed about MCT's involvement in the development of A THOUSAND WORDS and our mission to support emerging playwrights.

  • December 17, 2011read more

    Sharp and funny performances from Ruth Schudson, Michael A. Torrey and Jonathan West allowed director C. Michael Wright and the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to rescue "Driving Miss Daisy" from the overly sentimental cul-de-sac in which "Daisy" - and too many other dramas about race - often find themselves.

  • December 1, 2011read more

    by Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express; "Heroes, is sheer pleasure from beginning to end."