The Foundry

Forging the next generation of new plays, new programs, new artists, and new audiences.
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. Admission is free.

A world premiere play by Joe Foust and John Maclay

 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7pm, Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
Please note: The February 12 reading has been postponed due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date.

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.

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FORGE Productions

Our FORGE Productions are the latest and greatest in new works for family audiences, presented each season at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. These groundbreaking productions in this intimate venue allow audiences to engage with our most powerful stories with access to breakout spaces for workshops, discussions and receptions – sparking conversations and deepening the shared theater experience.


January 25 - February 24, 2019 
Performances at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
Free workshops for families are held in conjunction with Saturday matinee performances. Learn more and register.

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The Foundry is sponsored in part by:

The Metcalfe Family


United Performing Arts Fund