‘Making A Murderer’ Attorneys to Take the Stage at the Riverside

Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will have a conversation about “Making A Murderer,” the Steven Avery case and the criminal justice system at the Riverside Theater in Downtown Milwaukee.

Netflix’s Making A Murderer has captivated the nation, and news surrounding the hit docu-series continues to pour in. Whether it’s Steven Avery’s letter from prison, Ken Kratz’s book or Brendan Dassey’s relocation, the attention brought from this cultural flashpoint of a series continues to make waves here in Wisconsin.

Today it was announced that two of the breakout stars from the series  — defense attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting — will take the stage at the Riverside Theater in Downtown Milwaukee. The event, presented by WUWM and hosted by Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich, takes place Friday, March 18.

Here’s how the event is being described:

An evening of conversation with two of the most compelling figures featured in the Netflix documentary, ‘Making a Murderer’. Attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will participate in a moderated discussion regarding the operations of the criminal justice system, as well as the broader implications of the Steven Avery case.

Tickets will start at $45.50 and will go on sale Friday at 12 p.m. Find out more about the event here.

Strang and Buting have recently been making the media rounds. In a dual interview with the Wall Street Journal from last week, Strang said that while the attention from the series has been “uncomfortable,” he’s interested in using this platform to “contribute” to a larger conversation on criminal justice. The two recently made their first on-camera appearance together since the series aired on CBS This Morning on Jan. 15.

Making A Murderer is available on Netflix. Watch the first episode for free below.

Read our May 2006 feature story on the case, “Blood Simple,” which includes an interview with Steven Avery in jail. And for those placing this story within the larger timeline of the Avery saga, note that this was published before Avery went to trial.



Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at daniel.shafer@milwaukeemag.com. He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.