First Stage is delighted to announce its safe and triumphant return to live theater performances in the 2021/22 season.
The second season of Amplify – First Stage’s BIPOC Short Play Series begins today with the world premiere production of HOW TO ACTUALLY GRADUATE IN A VIRTUAL WORLD by award-winning playwright/actor Nikkole Salter and a collaboration with Milwaukee Black Theater Festival’s Youth Night.
Milwaukee Black Theater Festival presents its first annual Youth Night in partnership with St. Ann Intergenerational Center for Care on Wednesday, August 18.
First Stage, one of the nation’s leading theaters for young people and families, demonstrated resiliency and creativity during the 2020/21 season, the year everything changed and turned upside down. Like arts and cultural groups across the country, First Stage had to stop live in-person performances and look for new ways to engage audiences, students and families.
The second offering in First Stage’s new Amplify – BIPOC Virtual Short Plays Series will be UNMUTED, a lively new musical by First Stage Playwright in Residence Alvaro Saar Rios.
First Stage Theater Academy, the nation’s leading high-impact theater training program for young people, is offering its Summer Academy programs in-person this summer, with classes beginning Monday, June 14, 2021 at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. Summer Academy classes will follow First Stage’s curriculum of Acting, Musical Theater, Improvisation and more led by professional theater artists, fostering life skills through stage skills. Classes are available for students entering grades K3 – 12 this fall.
First Stage, one of the nation’s leading theaters for young people and families, is proud to announce the creation of Amplify – First Stage’s BIPOC Virtual Short Play Series, to be developed and produced throughout Spring 2021.
First Stage, one of the nation’s leading theaters for young people and families, will hold their 27th annual Make Believe Ball virtually on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Up next in First Stage’s Virtual Season of Plays is ESCAPE FROM PELIGRO ISLAND – A CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE PLAY, written by award-winning, internationally renowned children’s playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer.
First Stage, one of the nation’s leading theaters for young people and families, and the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, an industry leader for creating interactive exhibits and programming for children, are pleased to announce a new virtual educational collaboration called STORY DRAMA: LEARNING LETTERS.