Milwaukee’s Aging Building Ads, Autism Inclusion In Theatre

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Milwaukee (WIS) Downtown, City Hall Square Apartments & 100 East Building
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We talk to the author of a book about Milwaukee’s “ghost signs” on the side of buildings. And we learn about Children’s Theater of Madison’s efforts to increase diversity and accessibility, that include a new production featuring a character on the the autism spectrum.

Featured in this Show

  • Remnants of History: Milwaukee's Faded Advertisements And Ghost Signs

    Fading advertisements, often hand painted, are small relics of a city’s history, and often overlooked. We talk with the author of a new book about his fascination with Milwaukee’s ghost signs and the stories they tell.

  • Children’s Theater Tackles Grief, Accessibility and Representation

    Mockingbird is the story of eleven-year-old Caitlin, an artist on the autism spectrum who has just lost her brother in a tragic school shooting. This week, Children’s Theater of Madison is bringing Caitlin’s story to the stage, starring an actress on the autism spectrum. We learn how the theater is committed to access and representation for those of all abilities.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Adam Levin Guest
  • Megwyn Sanders-Andrews Guest
  • Erica Berman Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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