Broadway Theatre Center
158 North Broadway
The mission of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is to produce intimate, high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit that engage and challenge the audience, while employing and nurturing principally local theatre artists.
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee's third largest non-musical theatre company, has long been recognized as producing first-rate, thought-provoking drama and a major contributor to the rich cultural and economic life of the community.
One of the city's oldest, professional theatre companies, MCT was co-founded in 1975 by two local actors, Montgomery Davis and Ruth Schudson, who envisioned a space where audiences could open their minds to new theatrical ideas and Milwaukee's theatre professionals could broaden their skills and apply their craft.
After having been a "roving" company for 18 years, MCT conducted its first capital campaign and in 1993 moved into the Broadway Theatre Center. For twenty years of its existence (1983-2002), MCT was the only theatre company in the United States to produce an annual Shaw Festival. Montgomery Davis led MCT as Artistic Director for 30 years. During his tenure, the company mounted dozens of memorable productions including MASTER CLASS, DON JUAN IN HELL, SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, DINNER WITH FRIENDS, and statewide tours of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD and DEAR LIAR featuring the company's founders. In 1997, MCT's production of ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA became the highest grossing play in MCT history.
Programming and Outreach:
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre offers additional opportunities to the performing arts community through its Young Playwrights Festival and Montgomery Davis Play Development Series.