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, May 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 

A Young Company world premiere play by Alice Austen

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.


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
Tickets are available as part of a Family Package. Single tickets are on sale August 20, 2018.
Theater workshop details coming soon! 



The Foundry is sponsored in part by:

The Metcalfe Family


United Performing Arts Fund