By now you’ve probably heard that the public plaza surrounding Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum, the so-called “Deer District,” will transform into the so-called “Fear District” this fall. Oh, you haven’t heard? Well, from Thursday, September 26 through Sunday, November 3, the (mostly) family-friendly Fear District will be home to three 3,600-square-foot haunted houses (Vampire Village, Dead Man’s Wharf, Scare Acres), oodles of Halloween-themed activities, oodles of Halloween-themed food and drink specials, games, and free horror movie screenings. YES.

Okay, let’s list the Fear District hours first:

Thursdays 6-10 p.m.
Fridays 6-11 p.m.
Saturdays 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sundays 2-8 p.m.

Now let’s list the after-dark Beer Garden movies, which, as you’ll see, aren’t for kids:

Thursday, October 3: Halloween (the original, we’re assuming)
Thursday, October 10: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (the original, we’re assuming)
Thursday, October 17: A Nightmare On Elm Street (the original, we’re assuming)
Thursday, October 24: Scream (how has this not been rebooted yet?)
Thursday, October 31: Friday The 13th (the original, we’re assuming)

Now let’s talk money. The Fear District is free. However, admission to the haunted houses is $20 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under and for folks 65 and over. Pre-sale tickets will be available from September 6 through September 9. Tickets then go on sale September 10. Get them HERE and HERE. (Games, food, and drinks will be sold separately.)

NOW…let’s talk about “scare actors. Yes, the Fear District is looking for “high-energy actors to portray a variety of scary characters,” as well as “improv actors with the ability to portray a given character and vocal styling while having improvisational conversations with guest and possibly media.” Here’s the open call:

Can you be scary?
Really scary?
Then come show us at our OPEN CALL INTERVIEWS!
Be a part of a BRAND NEW HALLOWEEN Event in Milwaukee

Interviews are taking place 10 am – 1pm and 4pm – 7pm the following days:

Saturday, September 7
and
Sunday, September 8
as well as evening auditions 7pm – 9pm
on Friday, September 6

Scare Actors: We are looking for high-energy actors to portray a variety of scary characters for this event. Actors may be asked to crouch, stand, and/or vocalize for long periods of time. Most roles require wearing a mask or makeup. No formal training or experience is required.

Interactive Performers: We are looking for improv actors with the ability to portray a given character and vocal styling while having improvisational conversations with guest and possibly media. These roles will host scare attractions. Most roles require wearing a mask or makeup. No formal training is required.

Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in for the auditions.

Audition Location

Milwaukee Bucks Administrative Offices
1543 N. 2nd Sreet
Milwaukee, WI 53212
6th Floor of the Stockhouse Building

Rehearsals will be Monday, September 23 through Friday, September 25 with event performances September 26 through November 3. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday at night and Sundays during the day. Call times will be 1 hour prior to the event opening.

Performance Times

Thursdays
6 pm-10 pm

Fridays
6 pm-11 pm

Saturdays
11 am-11 pm

Sundays
2 pm-8 pm

“We are thrilled to bring the unique Halloween experience of Fear District to Milwaukee to delver a one-of-a-kind Halloween season tradition,” Michael Belot, Senior Vice President of Bucks Ventures and Development, says in a press release. “Fear District will entertain everybody, making Deer District a must-do destination for Halloween.” Again: YES.

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Matt Wild
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Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's east side.

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