Senior Lecturer, Acting
MFA Ohio University PTTP
BA Secondary Education: Communication & Theatre
BA History & Literature
Certified Actor-Combatant, SAFD
Raeleen McMillion is a professional actor, director, and speech & dialect coach. She is a co-founder of the local professional theatre company Renaissance Theaterworks, where she served as co-artistic director for several years, before becoming a full-time member of the teaching faculty here at UWM Peck School of the Arts.
Ms. McMillion has acted with most of the local professional theatre companies, including Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Skylight Opera Theater, In-Tandem, First Stage Children's Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Next Act Theatre, Bialystock and Bloom, and Renaissance Theaterworks. Her favorite local roles include: Maria in TWELFTH NIGHT, Anna Hauptmann in HAUPTMANN, Edna in the original production of A CUDAHY CAROLER CHRISTMAS, Martha in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? and Rae in RED PEPPER JELLY I, II & III-for which she also co-wrote book & music. Ms. McMillion's professional and academic directing credits include a variety of classics such as AH, WILDERNESS! , THE SEAGULL , MACBETH, and CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE; as well as more contemporary titles like BALM IN GILEAD, ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS, and GETTING OUT.
Ms. McMillion has taught theatre to a wide variety of populations including Senior Jewish Immigrants, First Stage Theatre Academy (contributor to original curriculum), Physically & Mentally Challenged children, and a ground-breaking project with criminally insane at the Athens, Ohio Institute. She has practiced theatre professionally and academically in an interesting variety of places: Moscow, Dublin, Cape Cod, Ohio, West Virginia, London, Stratford, Virginia, Wales, and Chicago.
Ms. McMillion was an assistant casting director for the BBC/HBO award-winning film WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP and had the privilege of working with gifted documentarist, James Marsh (2009 Academy Award for MAN ON WIRE) and famed cinematographer Eigel Bryld. She later worked for Brainstorm Pictures, Inc. as casting director for the feature-film TRACKS, produced by Niels Mueller (THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON and 13 GOING ON 30). Several students from UWM worked on both these films.