TNW Ensemble Theater
TNW Ensemble Theater
TNW Ensemble Theater (formerly known as TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater) was founded in 1985 with the twin goals of artistic innovation and community connection. We pursue these goals through creation and performance of multi-disciplinary productions, arts education, and outreach. We have developed, produced and performed 39 new plays, 15 tap and jazz music performances, and 11 works for young audiences, touring throughout the U.S. and abroad. Through short and long-term residencies, we have reached thousands of under-served arts audiences, from older adults to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.
TNW is committed to going beyond the “One Night Only” approach to the performing arts, and we continually strive to deepen and expand the ways in which people from different backgrounds connect with our work.
The true story of the woman who became the celebrity sex therapist.
She was a bold sex therapist on TV and radio, a sharp-shooter, writer, humorist, educator, Holocaust survivor, and so much more. Dr. Ruth Westheimer is one of a kind and still working at the age of 94. See her story brought to life by playwright Mark St. Germain in Becoming Dr. Ruth, a solo performance by Atlanta-based actor, Eileen Koteles.
Born in Tampa Florida, Eileen has enjoyed a varied career in theater, dance, choreography, and voice work. She began her career when she was seven years old. Eileen holds a BFA in Theater from the University of Florida. She has received many accolades for her work in arts-based education and theater.
Cabaret At Its Best!
A dynamic, humorous, and engaging cabaret of song, dance, and theater
"Kiki Moritsugu dances, sings, and jokes about her life story. Touching and amazing."
She's telling her life story and taking it on the road -- straight to you! See triple-threat performer Kiki Moritsugu's solo show A Woman Is... a cabaret about becoming who you are.
Kiki explores her relationship with her larger-than-life mother, Canadian actress Jo Hutchings, and shares her personal journey from summer stock to every shopping mall in Canada to Broadway and beyond.
A Woman Is . . . gets real about it all. Guts, talent, and heart make this piece a must-see.
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Catch Kiki's showcase at OAPN on Tuesday, September 13, in the Mosaic 3 Ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel
and visit the TNW Ensemble Theater booth
at 307 in the Exhibit Hall
to discuss fees & availability.
TNW Welcomes Teacher Sean Frenzel
In 2020 he received his BA in Dance and Arts Management with a Minor in Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. While there, he choreographed, performed in, and directed many of the dance productions at the university while also serving as an aide in their tap classes. He has studied tap for over 20 years, learning from Corey Lozier, Mark Yonally, Jeannie Hill, and Madison’s own Katherine Kramer. In 2020 he received his BA in Dance and Arts Management with a Minor in Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. While there, he choreographed, performed in, and directed many of the dance productions at the university while also serving as an aide in their tap classes. After graduating, he spent two years teaching tap and hip hop at Dance Education Center before moving to Madison to continue his dance career with Katherine Kramer, TNW, and Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Sean strives to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere where his students can safely explore tap dance technique, improvisation, choreography, and history.
TNW is offering classes and workshops for ages 10-85+
Masks and proof of vaccination are required. See you soon!
TNW Welcomes Teacher Shona Mitteldorf
Shona Mitteldorf teaches intermediate tap classes Thursdays from September 22 - November 10, Fall 2022. Classes meet 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Intermediate.
Donna Peckett teaches private lessons by appointment.
Click link above for info.