The Foundry

Forging the next generation of new plays, new programs, new artists, and new audiences in this exciting First Stage initiative.
New Play Readings:
New play readings provide the unique opportunity to hear a new script in development for a future season, and to engage in conversation that provides vital feedbcak to our artistic team. Through a series 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 and performance opportunities for youth and adult actors, writers and directors. New play readings take place at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, and admission is free.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7pm, Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

Based on the true story of Alexandra Flynn Scott by James DeVita 

Meet Alex Scott. She has a story to tell. A story about her life and her legacy. Her humor and her heart. The story of a young girl fiercely determined to make a difference despite the challenges she faces. Alex’s true story reminds us all that a single person can change the world – one act, or even one cup, at a time.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7pm, Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

A world premiere play by Joe Foust and John Maclay

Her father has gone missing and 14-year-old Andromeda (she actually prefers Andy) is trying to find answers – to who she is, who she will become, how to take care of her grandmother, but mostly what happened to her Mythology professor father? Suddenly she finds herself embarking on the adventure of a lifetime where all things become clear. From the writing team that brought you the rollicking adventure Robin Hood comes another instant classic filled with mischief, mayhem, fighting, fury and just pure fun.

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FORGE Productions

New in the 2018-2019 season, FORGE Productions present thought-provoking, risk-taking and community-building new plays for famlies. Performances are held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, allowing us to include workshop opportunities for families.

January 25 - February 24, 2019 
Performances at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
Theater workshop details coming soon! 

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The Foundry is sponsored in part by:

The Metcalfe Family


United Performing Arts Fund