Workplace Campaign Video Assets

 

UPAF Campaign Video (1:06)

UPAF Community Impact Program Video (2:22)

Artist Profiles

Thank You Videos

UPAF Member Group Performance and Testimonial Videos

Short Videos about the Impact of the Arts

Celebrity Testimonial - Audra McDonald

 

UPAF Member Group Performance and Testimonial Videos

Use these wonderful assets from UPAF Member Groups to enhance your campaign!

 

UPAF CORNERSTONE GROUPS

First Stage

Education Programming Overview (2:14) 

Julia Magnasco, Director of Programming, speaks about First Stage Education programs as well as giving a look at their traveling school show The Three Little Pigs.

https://youtu.be/EfvQ9miVNt8

 

Preview of Dancing Granny (2:25)

Artistic director Jeff Frank speaks about the First Stage production of Dancing Granny, done in partnership with Ko-Thi Dance Company

https://youtu.be/hO9610Myw3E

 

Amplify Series Overview (2:18)

Artistic Director Jeff Frank speaks about First Stage’s Amplify series, showcasing diversity through the performing arts.

https://youtu.be/VDTLzKHt9l8

 

Testimonial from Managing Director and First Stage Parent (4:41)

First Stage Managing Director Betsy Corry and First Stage parent Stacy Madson speak about the power of First Stage in the lives of young people.

https://youtu.be/wVbiOFhDv1I

 

Student Testimonial and Performance (7:53)

Young performers Michael Loomans and Bryn Dresslhuys share how First Stage has impacted them followed by a performance of the song “Light” from the musical Next to Normal.

https://youtu.be/IyGyOd5Tguc

 

Florentine Opera 

Testimonial and Performance - Janna Ernst (2:24) 

Hear from Florentine vocal coach and accompanist Janna Ernst about how her family has found their artistic home in Milwaukee and view a performance of an Opera classic. 

https://youtu.be/xnCBN9yNpVM  

 

Testimonial from Baumgartner Studio Artist Ardeen Pierre (3:37) 

https://youtu.be/xDmwFcfL3So  

 

Testimonial from Florentine pianist Edward Forstman (1:11)

https://youtu.be/hnrrMzIb19o  

 

Testimonial from Baumgartner Studio Artist Taylor Alexis Dupont (1:42) 

https://youtu.be/lfaLR7H4YL8  

 

Behind the Scenes in the Costume Shop (7:07)

See the Florentine Opera costume shop and learn about the steps it takes to costume a production.  

https://youtu.be/89pJ4FkmwQs  

 

Milwaukee Ballet 

Behind the Scenes at the Costume Shop (2:49)

Milwaukee Ballet Costume Manager gives a behind the scenes look at the costume shop.

https://youtu.be/pnvVPVxUMmg

 

Dancer Testimonials (3:01)

Two Milwaukee Ballet Company dancers share their experiences as artists in our community.

https://youtu.be/uN1p2xiSJco

 

Testimonials from Company Dancers (1:52) 

Learn about how the Milwaukee Ballet is taking advantage of these unique times from Company Dancers.  

https://youtu.be/A1SIute5lcs  

 

A Look at the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy (0:41) 

The Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy General Director shares how they have continued to successfully operate throughout the pandemic. 

https://youtu.be/D7gYHcr0yos 

 

Testimonial from Ballet Academy Student (2:10)

Hear from Ballet Academy student Lindsey Crivello.

https://youtu.be/mMDJGq4GDSg

 

Milwaukee Rep 

Artist Interview - Steve Watts (2:16)

Interview with Milwaukee-based actor/musician Steve Watts, now appearing in Piano Men

https://youtu.be/6nBaUBrE5gw

 

Community Partnership Project (3:47)

Take a look at The Decameron Project, a Milwaukee Rep partnership with Metcalfe Park Community Bridges

https://youtu.be/dSAZbDH6bFk

 

Guest Responder during ACT II Programming  - De'Shawn Ewing (5:13)

De’Shawn Ewing, Family Injury and Violence Prevention Program Coordinator for the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention, joins us as a Guest Responder during the ACT II programming for "Antonio's Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son."

https://youtu.be/tauIydUiZn4

 

Backstage Tour (4:53)

Go behind the scenes on a backstage tour of the Milwaukee Rep!

https://youtu.be/bRqnmz4TJDY

 

Performance - Kelley Faulkner & Rick Pendzich (2:10)

A performance of “Football is Like Love” from Dad’s Season Tickets, performed by Kelley Faulkner & Rick Pendzich.

https://youtu.be/2ycfe5V9_AA

 

Performance Excerpt - A Christmas Carol (2:24)

An excerpt from A Christmas Carol

https://youtu.be/Kt3w0iu0mZQ

 

Inside Look at Props: Stage Blood (21:52)

Learn about the art of stage blood with Milwaukee Rep Properties Manager Jim Guy

https://youtu.be/4G41wfSFTZg

 

Time Lapse Load In (0:36 seconds)

See a time lapse load in of the production of A Christmas Carol in the Pabst Theatre.

 https://youtu.be/vDfTbg0CvXs

 

August Wilson Competition Overview (2:28) 

Hear about students in the Greater Milwaukee Area participating in the national August Wilson Monologue Competition through the Milwaukee Rep. 

https://youtu.be/--Wat2FoO-k  

 

Reading Residency Program Overview 

Learn about the Milwaukee Rep’s Reading Residency Program, where local students receiving reading lessons in the context of one of the Rep’s mainstage productions. 

https://youtu.be/jFETJOxpd3o  

 

Performance by Milwaukee Rep Artists 

Enjoy a beautiful performance of “Wheels of a Dream” from the musical RAGTIME, performed by countless Rep artists. 

https://youtu.be/7j3UgnX-cEU  

 

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 

Performance at Bradley Symphony Center (2:08)

MSO performance at Bradley Symphony Center

https://youtu.be/q27QWmgHmtE

 

Performance Excerpt - De Falla (1:37)

MSO performs excerpt from De Falla

https://youtu.be/BPks8r1kgWE

 

Education Programming Overview (2:46)

MSO Director of Education Rebecca Whitney Education gives an overview of their education programming.

https://youtu.be/hV72zjjQ5hc

 

Virtual ACE Experience: Milwaukee Jazz Experience (37:30) 

Experience one of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Arts in Community Education programs. 

https://youtu.be/I1EnoQ3KKR0  

 

Skylight Music Theatre 

Testimonial and Performance - Joey Chelius (5:21)

Skylight performer Joey Chelius shares about his involvement in the Milwaukee arts scene followed by a performance.

https://youtu.be/w5OjUdohGhs

 

Testimonial and Performance - Kevin Sievert  (3:33)

Enjoy a performance of "Out There" from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, performed by local artist Kevin Sievert. 

https://youtu.be/w5RsDoDFqPA  

 

Composition of KidsWrites Songs (3:07)

Artist Christie-Chilies Twillie shares what is was like to compose music for Skylight’s outreach program KidsWrites followed by a performance of that song by KidsWrites cast member Joey Chelius.

https://youtu.be/zO1uw4qga1k

 

KidsWrites Overview and Performance (3:59)

Skylight Education Manager Amanda Rosmann gives an overview of their KidsWrites, followed by a performance of a student written song.

https://youtu.be/dLk16FA6gaI

 

UPAF MEMBER GROUPS

Bel Canto Chorus 

Testimonials from Bel Canto Singers (4:54)

Hear from Bel Canto singers about their experiences throughout the pandemic.

https://youtu.be/55dQsVpWybw

 

Bel Canto Chorus Performance (6:18)

Bel Canto Chorus singing: “Movement 12: Child of Wonder,” an excerpt from The Sacred Veil by Eric Whitacre.

https://youtu.be/RzclYCZBV8I

 

Black Arts MKE

About Black Arts MKE (1:36)

Overview of Black Arts MKE.

https://youtu.be/MXNBG-29h4k

 

Black Arts MKE: Black Nativity Youth Matinee (2:59)

Hear student reactions following the student matinee of Black Nativity.

https://youtu.be/V78PmjxjvBA

 

Danceworks 

Danceworks Performance – Winter of Gratitude (8:24) 

Watch a performance from Danceworks, the first of a four part series entitled Winter of Gratitude. This intergenerational cast highlights the diversity of Danceworks’ program offerings.                

https://youtu.be/Khb4dJ-OJZg                 

        

Danceworks - Community Outreach Programming Overview (3:18) 

Learn how Danceworks brings the excitement of dance to all through their Community Outreach Programming, including Mad Hot Rhythm and community partnerships with Alice’s Garden and St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. 

https://youtu.be/i2BkVw_6xZs      

 

Testimonial about Danceworks Intergenerational Programming (5:46)

Hear from 50+ Ballet instructor Melissa Anderson.

https://youtu.be/H6KqCwr1ZAw  

 

Performer Testimonial - Alisha Jin (3:56)

Testimonial from Danceworks MKE company dancer Alisha Jin.

https://youtu.be/bcF9oYh7akw  

 

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre 

Associate Artistic Director Testimonial - Marcella Kearns (2:24)

MCT Associate Artistic Director Marcella Kearns speaks to the importance of the arts in our community and society.

https://youtu.be/j6uhwNeJEF4

 

Actor Testimonial - DiMonte Henning (3:43) 

Hear about the importance of the performing arts from actor DiMonte Henning while enjoying excerpts of his performances at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. 

https://youtu.be/zwoBU7lyFcg  

 

Artistic Director Testimonial - Brent Hazelton (2:20)

Artistic Director Brent Hazelton shares information on Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and the role support of the community plays in their organization.

https://youtu.be/QaWoWwyzFAs

 

About Education Programs (2:51)

Associate Artistic Director Marcella Kearns & Education Associate Samantha Martinson speak about MCT’s education programs.

https://youtu.be/VdMIuk5e7w4

 

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) 

MYSO Artistic Director and ‘A Day in the Life’ at MYSO (6:04)

Carter Simmons, Artistic Director of MYSO shares an overview of the organization followed by a behind the scenes look of a “Day in the Life” at MYSO.

https://youtu.be/eQHIfdnvn80  

 

Student Testimonial and Performance (6:19)

Testimonial from Senior Symphony & Chamber Orchestra member Noor Salameh followed by string quartet performance.

https://youtu.be/Z0Xk-oI9-6k  

 

Student Testimonial and Jazz Studies Overview (1:57)

Testimonial from jazz pianist Lucas LaBeau followed by overview of Jazz Studies program.

https://youtu.be/ynvwU3obfwE  

 

Performance from Calypso Steel Pan Orchestra (2:51) 

Enjoy a performance of “Under the Sea” by MYSO’s Calypso steel pan orchestra. 

https://youtu.be/qMD5zQCK2B8  

 

Performance from the Senior Symphony (3:06) 

Hear from a MYSO Senior Symphony student and enjoy a performance from this group. 

https://youtu.be/2GTzJL9MOK8  

 

Prelude Orchestra Performance (2:09) 

Hear from a MYSO student about her experiences in MYSO followed by a performance by the Prelude Orchestra. 

https://youtu.be/ALsLTgeov0k  

 

Next Act 

Overview of Next Act’s Education Programs (6:46)

https://youtu.be/fSQBw6OsrXw  

 

Behind the Scenes of Next Act Theatre (2:34) 

Learn more about the mission and work of Next Act Theatre and how contributing to UPAF impacts their organization. 

https://youtu.be/oC1dU12vFE4  

 

The Next Best Thing: Volunteer Testimonial - Dave Glenn (4:40)

A chat about the importance of theatre and arts in Milwaukee with Next Act volunteer Dave Glenn.

https://youtu.be/PT05w8i7JTo  

 

The Next Best Thing: Interview with Actor & Board Member Mohammad ElBsat (5:29)

An interview with Next Act Actor and Board Member Mohammad ElBsat.

https://youtu.be/skrBH33ipGc  

 

The Next Best Thing: Donor Testimonial - Patty Compton (6:32)

A chat with Next Act donor and patron Patty Compton donor about why she supports Next Act Theater and UPAF.

https://youtu.be/_b_9Vslw7T4  

 

Present Music 

Present Music & UPAF (2:15)

Present Music Co-Artistic Director Eric Segnitz speaks about Present Music’s mission and the history of their collaboration with UPAF

https://youtu.be/OAYDuQj1-Lw

 

Co-Artistic Director Testimonial - David Bloom (2:36) 

Hear from Present Music Co-Artistic Director David Bloom about what a gift to UPAF does to support Present Music as well as enjoy a performance from their ensemble. 

https://youtu.be/vwBFUBph6Ko                                

 

Renaissance Theaterworks

Performance of Old Milwaukee by Frogwater (3:24)

Enjoy a performance of “Old Milwaukee” by acoustic duo Frogwater, representing Renaissance Theaterworks.

https://youtu.be/hmo98ucskd8

 

AFFILIATES

 

Darby’s Dancers

Program Overview (3:22)

Learn more about Darby's Dancers, a nonprofit organization that serves children with special needs develop a love for dance.

https://youtu.be/swiGMIVsKuM

 

Forte Theatre Company

Testimonial by Youth Actor Layla Katers (4:02)

https://youtu.be/VLKLXBoHe9U

 

Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra 

Testimonials from Musicians (6:39)

00:21 Principal Bass player testimonial, 1:28 2nd Violinist player testimonial, 2:14 Trumpet player testimonial, 5:06 UPAF Shout out from Principal trumpet player.

https://youtu.be/SDPBle9s798  

Kids From Wisconsin

Overview of MKE Urban Residencies (2:18)

Hear an overview of Kids from Wisconsin's MKE Urban Residencies.

https://youtu.be/7v5muWMj5Qg

Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra 

Hear from Executive Director Ashley Rewolinski and Concertmaster Lisa Gauslow (6:05)

Executive Director Ashley Rewolinski speaking. First minute she speaks about her experience with MYSO growing up. At 2:16, Concertmaster Lisa Gauslow discusses LGSO and the impact of the pandemic on the LGSO. 

https://youtu.be/47wSkt7fsTs  

 

Latino Strings  

Student Testimonials (6:20)

1:21 student testimonial #1, 4:22 student testimonial #2 interspersed with performance video of Latino Strings performing at the Milwaukee Art Musuem  

https://youtu.be/OsUY3mRfLn4  

 

Performance of "El Pijul" (7:19)

Learn about the Latino Strings program from director Dinorah Marquez and enjoy a performance of “El Pijul.”

https://youtu.be/ysbNWfGzFfY

 

Milwaukee Opera Theatre

Artist Testimonials (8:11)

Four local artists — Adam Qutaishat, Christal Wagner, Austin Bare & Elizabeth Blood — speak to their transformative experiences working with Milwaukee Opera Theatre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWsm9kCX6eE 

 

Optimist Theatre

 

Testimonial and Excerpt from 'No Holds Bard' (7:13)

Learn about Optimist Theatre from Executive Director Susan Fry and enjoy an excerpt from their web series No Holds Bard.

https://youtu.be/vvri0jI_3o4

 

See Photos of the Recent Shakespeare in the Park Performance by Optimist Theatre (3:00) 

https://youtu.be/06gQEiAonjA  

 

PianoArts

Program Overview (7:09)

https://youtu.be/8GysY6n1W7E

Pink Umbrella

Accessible Theater for All (3:33)

An overview of Pink Umbrella Company programming

https://youtu.be/-Au0vLGWD9U

 

A Look at a Class (4:08)

Get a behind the scenes look at an arts education class through Pink Umbrella Theatre Co., who seeks to provide arts programming that is accessible and inclusive with people who identify with a physical, intellectual or emotional disability.  

https://youtu.be/xS84y5O4SDE

 

Programming Overview (3:54)

See how Pink Umbrella has adapted its programming focused on accessibility and inclusion in the arts to fit our virtual world.

https://youtu.be/hgSo2pq3xdQ

 

Sunset Playhouse

Student Testimonial and ASL Performance (7:09)

Renee Harris student of Sunset Playhouses educational program shares about her experiences with Sunset Playhouse followed by an ASL performance of “I See Stars” from Mean Girls the Musical.

https://youtu.be/msELkIBx378

 

SHORT VIDEOS

Music, Memory and Learning
Music, Dopamine and Happiness
Performing, Confidence and Life Skills
Performing Arts, Economy and Innovation
The Arts Help Kids Succeed in School
COVID-19 and the Performing Arts
STEAM is the New STEM
Dance, Mood and Mental Health
Health Benefits of Dance
United Arts Funds Improve Communities