Foundry Stage Series

Forging the future of theater through emerging plays, artists, and engaging experiences beyond the stage. 

First Stage’s Foundry Stage Series of new play readings and professionally produced productions with associated workshops, extended talkbacks, and more – promises to spark conversations and deepen the shared theater experience.

The Foundry Stage Series is held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, providing an intimate performance venue and workshop space, with free street and surface lot parking.

  Foundry Stage Series – 2019/20 Season

New Play Readings 
Free Admission 

Professional Production 
Workshops & other experiences included in ticket price 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7PM

February 21 – March 22, 2020
Family Theater Workshops in conjunction with Saturday matinee performances, 2:30-3:15PM (included with ticket price)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7PM

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7PM -- the January Foundry reading has been cancelled.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7PM - the March Foundry reading has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Stay tuned to this page for updated information on our new play readings, workshops, audience engagement opportunities, and much more.

New Play Readings


Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 pm, Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

A world premiere play by Joe Foust and John Maclay

Andromeda’s father has gone missing and the 14-year-old is trying to find answers – to who they are, who they will become, but mostly what happened to their Mythology professor father? Suddenly Andy is swept away on the adventure of a lifetime where all things become clear. Okay – to be honest, things get really confusing for a while, I mean there’s the Underworld, different gods appearing, a cyclops, but ultimately Andy finds the path forward. 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.
Admission is free, but space is limited. RSVP for this reading.

Sponsored in part by:

The Metcalfe Family


United Performing Arts Fund