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THE Theatre

THE Theatre is a community repertory company committed to diverse traditions of theatre and using theatre to its fullest extent as a means of social dialog. Right now THE Theatre is bringing you performances online.

Inspired by social change theatre theorists and pioneers such as Bertolt Brecht and Augusto Boal, THE Theatre recognizes the role theatre plays shedding light on uncomfortable truths and opening dialog in communities. Not to say we don't all love a bit of entertaining escapism, but audiences can trust that THE Theatre presentations are founded in empowerment and authenticity. 


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THE Plan


THE Theatre will create original, online performances while using this "safer at home" time to ready our ensemble for life after the pandemic. Stay tuned for Zoom plays and American Era tributes featuring the 20s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.  

We plan to have a capital campaign in hopes of finding our own small venue to invite audiences in for live performances once it's again safe to gather. We are eager to have a store front or warehouse theatre that provides an intimate environment and entirely transformable performance space. 


Donate! You can help with all the necessary start-up costs including: 501c3 filing fees, web hosting, recording/editing equipment, props and online production costs.


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THE Team


Martha Bawara

Artistic Director and Founder

Martha returned to Central Wisconsin in 2017 after nearly 20 years. Her experience in theatre includes having served as Director of Theatre Arts and Technical Theatre at the nation's largest international school, Awty International, gaining certification as an International Baccelaureate Theatre Arts Educator with additional certification including emphasis in: Musical Theatre, Devising Theatre, Documentary Theatre, Theatre in Unconventional Spaces, and Acting Technique.  

While in Texas, Martha also served as musical director and lead ensemble vocalist with AWJ Productions, a premier gospel production company performing in and around the Houston area.  Before then she performed and worked as musical director with local South Florida theatre companies. Her directing and educational career began at North Broward Preparatory School in Boca Raton.
Returning to Wisconsin, she led the Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre as their Artistic Director for two years until choosing to start Authentic Theatre Ensemble. 

Martha is a Mid-State Technical College instructor leading courses in Acting Technique, Set Design, and Directing. 

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Martha has been working professionally in the arts since childhood and is an accomplished actress and singer, currently the featured vocalist with River Cities Jazz. She sits on the board of the Central Wisconsin Area Community Theatre. 

Amber Fait

Artistic Creator

A lifelong dancer and performer, Amber Fait is an active member of the area's community theatre scene having performed with Central Wisconsin Area Community Theatre, Wausau Community Theatre, Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre, Out of the Woods Theatre, and more!  Amber teaches dance through Mid-State Technical College's Continuing Education programming. She currently holds the Vice President position with cwACT. 

John Omernik

All things tech, finance, and wisdom.  

Bethany Perkins

Strategist, Supporter