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 will be held on a virtual platform in the 2020/21 season.


New Play Readings

Apollo and the Trials of HerculesAPOLLO AND THE TRIALS OF HERCULES
A world premiere play by Joe Foust and John Maclay

Streaming September 11 – 13, 2020, with live online discussion with playwrights and directors on September 13 at 7pm.

Directed by First Stage alumni Elyse Edelman and Hal Sansone

Apollo’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 Apollo is swept away on the adventure of a lifetime where all things become clear. OK – to be honest, things get really confusing for a while, I mean there’s the Underworld, different gods appearing, a cyclops, but ultimately Apollo 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. For families with young people ages 9 – 18+

Stream this New Play Reading anytime September 11 – 13, 2020; then join us for a live online discussion with the writers and directors on Sunday, September 13 at 7pm. 

Register for the live discussion

Sponsored by
 Children's Wisconsin 

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


Sponsored in part by:

The Metcalfe Family

and 

United Performing Arts Fund