The Foundry


Announcing our next phase of new play development, forging the next generation of new plays, new artists and new audiences. Through a series of four new play readings each season, we will engage the community in conversations about the work and the process of creation while also providing additional training amd performance opportunities for youth and adult actors, writers and directors. Step into The Foundry and help us forge the future of theater! New play readings take place at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, and admission is free.
Join us for our 2017-2018 new play readings 


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

NATE THE GREAT

Book and Lyrics by John Maclay
Music and Lyrics by Brett Ryback
From the books by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has lost a picture. She wants Nate to help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow the list of suspects so he can solve the mystery.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 

GIRLS IN THE BOAT

A Young Company world premiere play by Alice Austen
Based on the book Red Rose Crew by Dan Boyne

The year is 1975. A group of smart fiery young women fight discrimination and prejudice to compete in the male-dominated sport of rowing, finding an unlikely ally in the taciturn Harvard men’s coach. Together, they confront ridicule and overcome obstacles in a battle that takes this first U.S. Women’s Rowing team all the way to the world championships.

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