Check out these upcoming events, happening at The UC!

The UC offers a variety of events from comedy shows to theatre and dance performances. Check out upcoming events at The UC below. Have an event, meeting, rehearsal or something else you want to do at The UC?  See the Rent Space page


Cooperative Performance Milwaukee presents
Physical Theatre Techniques
Mondays (Feb. – April) 7pm

Taught by Mark Corkins and Don Russell as an introduction to the actor training methodology of Tadashi Suzuki and the methodology developed by Pacific Performance Project/East.

During the training sessions the students will learn forms and sequences designed to orient the performers to their bodies’ center, spark detailed imagining of space, and discover connections between other performers and the environment, as well as encourage an expansiveness during moments of difficulty on stage. Through these forms and sequences, performers can experience increased immediacy and liveliness in performance by increasing a capacity for deeper concentration and mental/physical unity.

More Info Here!


Insult and Battery: Comedy Roast Battle!
April 20 at 8pm

Two Comics, One Stage, All Funny! Insult and Battery – a laugh filled battle of wits where stand up comics joke bash each other on stage for your amusement! 8 comics will roast one another in 4 different rounds to emerge as the winner and perform a headlining spot to defend their title.Special guest judges and more surprises makes this an unique night of fun.

Tickets are only $7 presale/ $10 at the door.

The show will end with a stand up set from the nights winners! Don’t miss this awesome night!


Shade- A Stage play
Saturday, April 21 at 7pm

This comedy/ drama follows a group of friends who are held hostage by an on the crazed detective. As the diverse group wait through the night, tension rises and “Palm trees” are thrown when secrets start to unravel.
SHADE: Is a feel good play that sheds light on today’s social culture and life struggles.
This is a “One Day” play and all tickets are sold on-line.

Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph
Back by Popular Demand!
April 26 – May 5

Just like Kayleen and Doug, we just couldn’t let it go. So we’re bringing back “Gruesome Playground Injuries” one more time for Milwaukee.

Kayleen and Doug go through 30 years together as their lives intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. Why do we hurt ourselves to gain someone else’s love?, Rajiv Joseph asks in the oddly hilarious “Gruesome Playground Injuries.”

Buy Your Tickets!

Milwaukee Magazine: “We’re digging this new local theatre company.”

The Small Stage: “An excellent first outing for the group.”

Broadway World: “…this is a wonderfully well-written piece of theater, and one that’s a worthy kick-off for Milwaukee’s new Constructivists.”

gruesome playground injuries
by rajiv joseph
directed by jaimelyn gray
Featuring Solana Ramírez-García and Rob Schreiner

April 26 – May 5, 2018
Thursday – Saturday @ 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee @ 2pm
Closing and Season Announcement Party, Saturday, May 5th, 9pm

Three Pillars Arts- The Expressive Body with Joe Williams
Dance and Movement Workshop Series
Saturday, April 28 10am – 3pm

Three Pillars Arts is a study of human behavior, communication, and body language based on the three pillars of human expression, the intellectual, the emotional, and the vital impulses. All parts of the body and all movements patterns are studied according to how they reveal the Three Pillars. To attend a Three Pillars Arts Delsarte class is to be re-introduced to your body, to become more deeply aware of the unity of humanity through our expressive bodies, and to fine tune your communication skills. Whether for the purposes of art and performance, or for social and professional goals, Three Pillars Arts classes are filled with “aha moments” as you recognize aspects of expressive movement that you seem to have always known without knowing, and afterward you will feel more free than ever before to powerfully express yourself.

Register for this Workshop Here

Selected by Mime Journal, in their 2005 special edition on Delsarte, as one of only two practitioners to be mentioned, and the only one who specializes in teaching the system, Joe lives in New York City, and has been creating workshops and seminars on Delsarte since 1997. In November of 2011 he taught his Three Pillars approach to Delsarte at the Centre National de la Danse and the Centre International de Danse Jazz in Paris, also singing a recital of Delsarte vocal compositions at the National Art History Institute of Paris. In Germany, he gave a master class at the Trossingen Conservatory, and at the Akademie fur Gesprochenes Wort in Stuttgart. For six years he taught on the movement faculty for the Dalcroze Institute at Juilliard, and has been a guest teacher, and Artist in Residence for Lori Belilove’sIsadora Duncan Dance Foundation in New York, teaching modern dance to third graders in Pennsylvania. As guest artist at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (2012), he taught classes for the acting, dance and music programs. Williams has taught Master Classes for both the acting department and the Clarinet Studio of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, for the Dance Departments at Iowa State University, Wright State University, the Ocean County Performing Arts Academy in NJ, and at the Omaha Healing Arts Center. In the field of Middle Eastern Dance, he served on the faculty of Morocco and the Casbah Dance Experience, and has taught seminars and performed for Bellyjam, Stars of the East, Shakira in Columbus, Ohio, and special appearances with Su’adand Farasha, in Connecticut, Vermont and New Jersey. Joe’s work with Delsarte has been featured in articles in the middle-eastern dance publications “WAMEDA” (July-August 2000) and “Zaghareet!” (Sept – Oct 2000).


Under Construction Play Reading Series 
Art & Class By Matthew Ivan Bennett
Sunday, May 6 at 2pm

Join The Constructivists for the inaugural Under Construction Play Reading Series. Playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett will be in attendance.

A Latina art teacher fights for her job, her reputation, and autonomy in her classroom, when she’s accused by a Caucasian parent of showing “pornography” to her sixth-grade students in small-town Utah. This new play by Matthew Ivan Bennett takes on our perceptions about race, class, and the human body in classic works of art.

Art & Class
By Matthew Ivan Bennett
An Under Construction Reading Directed by Jaimelyn Gray
Featuring Solana Ramírez-García, Rob Schreiner, Kirk Thomsen, and Dana Vetter

Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 2pm
The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. (Lower Level, in the Grand Ave below TJ Maxx)
FREE! to the General Public


Improv Show Down!
Presented by Company of Strangers Theater
May 19th, 6-9pm

The Company of Strangers’ Theater first fundraiser performing arts contest
Check out a video of Well KNow Strangers:
Acting groups will participate in a theater improvisation battle, and they will have 40 minutes to deliver their best work to the audience and judges in competition for the grand prize. Enjoy a night of food and music as you anticipate the improv finale. Bar and raffle tickets!
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This event is produced by and a fundraiser for The Company of Strangers Theater!


The UC Features an Art Gallery and Craft Beer bar to enjoy prior to events! The Underground Collaborative is an 18+ venue, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

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