January 25 - February 24

at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Directions

Lonnie Collins Motion has had some tough breaks in his young life. When he discovers a passion for writing poetry, he finds a way to express his feelings about the foster system, his friends, and his school, while sharing his unique perspective on the world. Lyrically weaving together Lonnie’s past and present life, this poignant story reveals one boy’s journey of hope from tragedy to a brighter future. 

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 9 - 17+

LOCOMOTION                                                     

By Jacqueline Woodson

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Friday, January 25

Friday, January 25 - 7:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast

Saturday, January 26

Saturday, January 26 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast
Saturday, January 26 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast
Saturday, January 26 - 7:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast

Sunday, January 27

Sunday, January 27 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast
Sunday, January 27 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast
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Saturday, February 2

Saturday, February 02 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast
Saturday, February 02 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast
Saturday, February 02 - 7:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast

Sunday, February 3

Sunday, February 03 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast

Saturday, February 9

Saturday, February 09 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast
Saturday, February 09 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast
Saturday, February 09 - 7:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast

Sunday, February 10

Sunday, February 10 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast
Sunday, February 10 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast

Saturday, February 16

Saturday, February 16 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast
Saturday, February 16 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast
Saturday, February 16 - 7:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast

Sunday, February 17

Sunday, February 17 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast
Sunday, February 17 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast

Saturday, February 23

Saturday, February 23 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast
Saturday, February 23 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Rainbow Cast
Saturday, February 23 - 7:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast

Sunday, February 24

Sunday, February 24 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast
Sunday, February 24 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Honeysuckle Cast

Rainbow Cast

Kamani Graham, Aura Grant and Derrick Taylor.

The cast of LOCOMOTION also includes professional actors Ronnel Taylor*, Tosha Freeman, Nadja Simmonds, Natalie Harris, Sherrick Robinson.

*Members of Actor's Equity Association 

Honeysuckle Cast

Jakobie Jackson, Ronna Kelly and Nahjee Robinson.

This program is supported by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts