About the PAC
Established in 2012, the Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center is a community-based presenting organization located on the campus of Pius XI Catholic High School. The mission of the Father Carney Center is to present outstanding performing arts, visual arts and arts education programs reflective of Milwaukee’s diverse communities and the mission of Pius XI Catholic High School. A central part of the mission is to introduce young people to the performing arts and visual arts, enhance their creativity and expose them to new experiences and ideas.
Inside the Father Carney Center, both the Carron Family Gallery and the Joseph and Harriet Kern Gallery display work by outstanding Pius XI students and alumni. The 500-seat Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater features concerts and plays by students in the Pius XI Performing Arts Program and performances by exceptional artists from the Milwaukee community and beyond.
135 North 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53213
Patrick G.H. Schley
Theater Manager | 414.290.7454 | email
Patrick Schley is an arts administrator, marketer, patron, and advocate. He is a proud 2006 graduate of Pius XI Catholic High School and joined the staff of the Father Carney Center in 2014. In addition to his work at the Father Carney Center, he is Director of Event Services for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Bradley Symphony Center. He is a resident of Milwaukee’s Martin Drive neighborhood and a lifelong member of St. Sebastian Parish.
Mr. Schley previously was an administrator with the First Stage Theater Academy, and has also worked at Pabst Theater Group, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Lake Geneva Theater Company, and more. As Associate Director of the innovative Bucketworks organization, he helped found two theater companies, and guided the operations of numerous others. He attended The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.
Izzy Flores | Resident Stagehand
Molly Schafer | Resident Stagehand
Andrew Scholz | Resident Stagehand
Terry Harvey | Technical Director Emeritus
Marisa Abbott | Technical Consultant
Casey Matson | Technical Consultant
Sara Albright | House Manager | email
Chris Segedy | House Manager | email
Paula McClelland | Ticket Office Lead
Kim Albright | Theater Management Intern
We acknowledge the following Pius XI Catholic High School staff who contribute to Performing Arts Center operations:
Jack Herbert | President
Lynn Roskos | Chief Financial Officer
Beth Hackstein | Business Manager
Lori Pagel | Database Coordinator
Peter Kovochich | Executive Assistant
Cheryl Kosmatka | Receptionist
Robert Ellis | Maintenance Director
Lorenzo Valadez | Facility Staff
Logan Leranth | IT Coordinator
Mike Edwards | Security Chief