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. By day, he works for a technology company that serves arts & cultural organizations, and by night he also serves on the front-of-house team at the historic Pabst Theater. 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 Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Lake Geneva Theater Company, and others. 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.
Technical Director | 414.290.8192 | email
Terry Harvey is the Director of Facilities at Pius XI Catholic High School and the Technical Director for the Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center. He has been an integral member of the school staff since 1978 and has managed all technical aspects of student productions since that time. Mr. Harvey is an accomplished sound engineer, and has mixed sound for Milwaukee-area bands as well as numerous other outside theatre productions.
Casey Matson | Assistant Technical Director | email
Marisa Abbott | Resident Stagehand
Izzy Flores | Resident Stagehand
Molly Schafer | Resident Stagehand
Sara Albright | House Manager | email
Katie Johnson | House Manager | email
Chris Segedy | House Manager | email
Emma Knowlton | Theater Management Intern
Turqoise Welch-Loera | Lead Ticket Office Volunteer
Paula McClelland | Ticket Office Volunteer
Greg Smrz | Ticket Office Volunteer
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
Angela Reilly | Chief Development Officer
Dan Carey | Marketing & Communications Manager
Lori Pagel | Database Coordinator
Marybeth Gardner | Project Director
Cheryl Kosmatka | Receptionist
Jeanne Lindstadt | Facility Staff
Lorenzo Valadez | Facility Staff
Logan Leranth | IT Coordinator
Mike Edwards | Security Chief