A legacy of Milwaukee theatre

At Milwaukee Youth Theatre we pride our self at being many children’s very first chance to perform on stage. We hold open auditions for each show, regardless of experience. Students are involved in all aspects of theatre arts including: acting, scenic design and build, costumes, lighting, sound and stage managing. MYT is truly “Theater for children, by children”.

Our story

Peter Daniels, a teacher, founded the Milwaukee Youth Theatre (MYT) in 1991. The company started in a small storefront in Bay View next to the Avalon Theater. In February of 1992, the company incorporated and attained non-profit status. Performances were done both in the storefront as well as at the Avalon. In 1996 Mr. Daniels moved and Therese Burazin became Artistic Director. Therese was Executive Director until December, 2021. In January, 2022 Harmonie Baker became Executive Director. For the past 20 years, MYT has been artist-in-residence at MPS Lincoln Center of the Arts. Milwaukee Youth Theatre offers 3-4 touring productions each year, summer appearances in the community, and project-based learning through classes and workshops.


We steward empowering, Milwaukee theatre experiences for children, by children, affordable to all children.

Commitment to diversity and equity

Stories are better when the storytellers represent the vast experiences of the people who will hear them. At MYT we have the opportunity and the responsibility to create memorable, empowering theatre experiences that capture the imaginations of all Milwaukee area children. We are committed to doing that in a way that counts everybody in. To read our full DEI statement please click here.

Executive Director

Harmonie Baker

Harmonie Baker

Harmonie Baker is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee’s Theatre Production program. She has 25 years of theatre experience from singing to acting, stagecraft to directing. Harmonie has worked with Milwaukee-area high schools and community theatres in costume design and construction since 2013. She also has a background in arts education with the MPS Rec Department and literacy instruction with Wisconsin Reading Corps. She and her family have been Milwaukee residents for over 20 years. They live in the Pigsville neighborhood in the Menomonee Valley. Email harmonie@milwaukeeyouththeatre.org.

Production team

MYT is fortunate to have a collection of technical experts who we call on regularly for our production needs. If you would like to be considered for a production team position submit your resume to contact@milwaukeeyouththeatre.org.

Board of Directors

Matt Pitton, Board President
Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin

Mark Konkel, Treasurer
Accountant, Konkel Accounting & Associates

Jessica Berlin-Krivsky, Secretary
Senior Lecturer, UW-Milwaukee

Darlene Grant, APSW, MSW, MS
Family Services Coach, Next Door Foundation

Rachel Goochey, Graduate Assistant, Masters of Public Health

Jennifer Neumann, Teacher (retired)
Milwaukee Public Schools

Shenile Perry, Special Ed Teacher
Milwaukee Public Schools

Harmonie Baker, Executive Director
Milwaukee Youth Theatre

Any questions? Email contact@milwaukeeyouththeatre.org or call 414-390-3900.

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