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“the kind of work nobody else in Milwaukee does”

The company does the kind of work nobody else in Milwaukee does…the kind of unique approach that makes them such a vital and valued member of the world of theater in Milwaukee.

“material this good and delivered this well”

… a stirring defense of poesy and of collaborative artistic productions, which join artist and audience and transform every monologue into a conversation – of the sort that material this good and delivered this well is bound to sustain, long after the lights come down and we walk back out into the night, no longer alone.

“one of the best things staged all season”

Given that it’s covering birth, death and everything in between, it feels as though Theatre Gigante really is putting everything onstage . . . an entire, self-contained reality onstage for roughly one hour’s time … one of the best things to get staged all season.

Upcoming Shows

Theatre Gigante is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Season!


The Season opens with THE BEGGAR’S OPERA, written and adapted by Isabelle Kralj & Mark Anderson. Directed by Isabelle Kralj and based on the original by John Gay, this raucous comedy about corruption, greed, self-interest and love runs September 27 – October 12, 2019 in Kenilworth 508 Theatre. 

The Season continues with CRAVE, an enigmatic, thought provoking, and darkly poetic play by British playwright Sarah Kane.  The evening, directed by Isabelle Kralj, will include music performed by saxophonist Aaron Gardner & friends.  CRAVE runs March 12-15, 2020 in the sweeping, beautiful Jan Serr Studio on the 6th floor of UWM’s Kenilworth Building.

The Season will close with a collaboration between Kralj & Anderson and Alessandro Renda of Teatro delle Albe (Ravenna, Italy), which will premiere in Milwaukee May 8-17, 2020 in Kenilworth 508 Theatre.  Gigante is thrilled to be collaborating with Renda – Gigante audiences will remember his powerful performance in RUMORE DI ACQUELook for the title and other details TBA!


Theatre Gigante is supported in part by grants from

Wisconsin Arts Board
United Performing Arts Fund
Milwaukee County CAMPAC
Meyer J. & Norma L. Ragir Foundation



click here to download Gigante Season Press Release
click here for more information on The Beggar’s Opera

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