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



Auditions for The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Jaimelyn Gray
Monday, June 4 by appointment

The Constructivists are holding additional auditions for “The Pillowman,” by Martin McDonagh, on Monday, June 4th, 2018, from 6-9pm by appointment FOR THE AUDITION:
Prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue, dark comedy is a plus, and bring one headshot and resume with to you to your audition. We invite all persons to audition, including persons of color, all gender identities, and persons with disability. We are also specifically seeking one male, late 40s-60s, authoritative.

To sign up:

Note: the main entrance closes at 8pm, and those with auditions past this time will need to enter the building before 8pm and wait for their time at The Underground Collaborative.

The blackest of dark comedies, “The Pillowman” is a stunner of a play surrounding two siblings, Katurian and Michal, who are being held in prison under suspicion that the former may have murdered three small children in a way that eerily reflects tales he has written. McDonagh does not hold back on the horror as two hardened, and potentially violent, detectives of an unnamed totalitarian state attempt to get to the bottom of the crimes.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 5 days/week, 20 hours/week   Show Run: Friday, October 26, 2018 – Saturday, November 10, 2018, Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. All rehearsals and performances will be at The Underground Collaborative. There is a small stipend.

More information about the constructivists can be found at

Cooperative Performance presents
2018 One Act Play Festival 
June 7 – 23, 2018

We’re closing out our 5th season with the 3rd annual One Act Festival! Come experience a night of theatre, dance, and performance art showcasing local artists! House will open approximately 30 minutes before curtain.

General: $15 online | $20 at the door

Cooperative Performance presents
2018 One Act Play Festival
June 7 – 23, 2018

Thursday, June 7 | 7:30 PM
Pay What You Can night, cash only at the door or $10 advance ticket online



Dave Stone in Milwaukee!
Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30pm

Comedian DAVE STONE returns to Milwaukee on Tuesday, June 19! Dave is a hilarious comic that has been seen on television and at comedy festivals accross the country. Don’t miss the co-host of “The Boogie Monster” podcast when he swings into The Underground Collaborative for one night only!

Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious “New Faces” roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Since then, he has been seen on season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Viceland’s “Flophouse”, and Travel Channel’s “Cheat Day Chow Down”. When not headlining clubs across the country, Dave regularly tours with Craig Ferguson. He also can be heard voicing several characters on Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies”, co-hosting his new paranormal podcast “The Boogie Monster” with Kyle Kinane, and hosting his weekly alt-country radio show “The Gravy Boat”.

Buy Tickets Here!

Insult & Battery: Comedy Roast Battle!
Saturday, June 30 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!



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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