Production in Helfaer Theatre of students working with professional actorsOur working faculty members stay active in their fields. Plus, we regularly employ Guest Professionals to augment our team as class instructors, workshop leaders, and more. You will work with guest artists in many of our productions, as guest directors, choreographers, designers, and more.

Professional Collaborations

Our department regularly collaborates with professional companies in the area. Either a company brings their artistic staff into our theatre to work with our students, or our students and staff work together to produce a show in their professional space. Working alongside professionals while in school is a really unique education. Earning professional credits while still studying is a real bonus.

Recent collaborations include: Renaissance Theaterworks (Censored on Final Approach), Uprooted Theatre (In the Red and Brown Water), and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (Lend Me a Tenor and The Lion in Winter).

At Marquette Theatre, you’ll make connections to help start your career.

  • Possible Careers
  • Sample Internships
  • Recent Employers
  • Actor
  • Agent
  • Casting Director
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Dance Choreographer
  • Director
  • Educational Outreach Programmer
  • Entertainment Lawyer
  • Literary Manager
  • Master Electrician
  • Producer
  • Production Manager
  • Screenwriter
  • Set / Costume / Sound / Lighting Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre/Box Office Manager
  • Theatre Professor or Teacher
  • Vocal Coach

We have great opportunities for you to collaborate or intern with professional companies from Milwaukee's rich theatre district, just blocks away. Recent examples include:

  • Milwaukee Repertory Theater
  • Chamber Theatre
  • Renaissance Theatreworks
  • First Stage
  • Next Act
  • Boulevard Ensemble
  • Jennifer's Talent Agency

Nearly all of our recent students who seek employment get the job of their choice. Here are some places you'll find recent graduates:

  • Dreamworks
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Yale School of Drama
  • American Players Theatre
  • Broadway
  • Fox Network
  • Cleveland Playhouse
  • George Street Playhouse
  • Hilbery Repertory Theater
  • Milwaukee Repertory Theater
  • New York's Playwrights Horizon
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago
  • The Second City

Our graduates are also signed with esteemed Agencies such as: Vanguard Management, New York; Paradigm Management, Los Angeles and New York; and Media Artists, Los Angeles.