Amplify Reading Series
In support of First Stage’s ongoing commitment to the development of new work, with an intentional focus on lifting voices of diverse playwrights and artists, this season’s Amplify Series will be presented as readings of three new plays, held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center and other community locations.
A talkback will follow each reading, allowing audiences opportunities to share their voices with the playwright and artists – helping shape the development of the plays and potential future productions at First Stage.
The 2022/2023 Season will feature HIDDEN HEROES, FRANKIE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF A GURL FRANKENSTEIN, and THE FORGOTTEN GIRL.
*Titles are subject to change pending availability of rights.
The Forgotten Girl
April 26, 2023 (new date)
The Forgotten Girl
By India Hill Brown
Adapted by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Jon Royal
New Play Reading:
SOLD OUT! Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7PM (wait list is available)
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
About the Play: On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, play in the freshly fallen snow in the woods when they stumble upon the gravestone of a young girl, Avery Moore. Strange things begin to happen, and Iris and Daniel research the area to find answers. They learn of their town’s history of segregation, and become determined to restore Avery’s grave and pay proper respect for her and others buried there. A ghostly tale with a historical twist, this empowering tale examines the connection of past and present, friendship, and forgiveness. For families with young people ages 10 and up.
Admission is free.
Masks are optional at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. Learn more about our COVID Safety protocols.
This New Play Reading is part of World Premiere Wisconsin, a statewide festival celebrating new plays and musicals.