Blog – Next Act Theatre


Announcing Our 2022-2023 Season!

Our production of THE LAST WHITE MAN draws Next Act’s 2021-22 season to a close, and what a season it’s been! We returned to live theatre and welcomed you back into our space. Things looked a little different, with masks and vaccine checks, but you stuck it out with us. We enjoyed laughing as well […]

The Fun is in The Details!

The Fun is in The Details! By Jane Flieller, Development Director Bravo, Next Act 2022 is just around the corner: Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 5pm to 9pm, to be exact! Our indoor/outdoor, carnival-themed fundraiser will be held at Next Act as we wrap up the 2021-22 season by saying, “Bravo” and “Brava” to everyone […]

Classroom and Community

Classroom and Community By Grace DeWolff, Education Manager and Ryleigh Carroll, Education Intern My favorite part of this season happened on March 2, 2022. Each year, Next Act develops a student project that coincides with one of the season’s plays. The overall goal is to provide a group of students the opportunity and means to […]

Updating Our Safety Policies

Updating Our Safety Policies By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director Since the pandemic started, we have set COVID safety policy to keep our audiences, artists and staff safe based on local and national guidance. Since September 2021, we’ve made live theatre happen safely again at Next Act, and it’s all thanks to our incredible patrons. You […]

Roll With It!

Roll With It! By Jane Flieller, Development Director Next Act is a proud member of the United Performing Arts Fund, from whom we receive support for our artistic and educational programming. Help them, help us! Join in the fun as UPAF presents the annual Ride for the Arts, presented by Miller Light. Bike the Hoan […]

I Owe It All to Hamlet

I Owe It All to Hamlet (or, The Sword That Follows Me) By David Cecsarini, Producing Artistic Director We’ve started working on Bill Cain’s THE LAST WHITE MAN, and given that Shakespeare’s HAMLET features prominently in the story, it’s inevitable that theatre tales around that most venerable play will emerge in the rehearsal hall. There […]

World Premiere Workshop

World Premiere Workshop By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director On Sunday, December 5, a limited number of Next Act subscribers and donors enjoyed the first public reading of THE LAST WHITE MAN by Bill Cain. You may recognize Cain from his plays EQUIVOCATION, HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE and 9 CIRCLES, all […]

Connecting with the Community

Connecting with the Community By Grace DeWolff, Education Manager Malaina Moore, our new Community Liaison, is a local playwright, actor, teaching artist and community advocate. While attending Rufus King High School, her one-act play THIS JUST IN… was one of three pieces selected city-wide for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival. While working on her […]

Our First Scholarship Recipient

Our First Scholarship Recipient By Grace DeWolff, Education Manager It’s my honor as Director of the Next Actors to brag about our first Sue Krause Next Actor Memorial Scholarship recipient, Isabelle (Bee) Rashkin (they/ them). Bee is a 2016 alum of Next Actors, in which they performed, wrote lyrics, and composed music on the ukulele […]

Next Act’s Education Intern

Next Act’s Education Intern By Ryleigh Carroll, Education Intern Meet Next Act’s Education Intern, Ryleigh, in her own words! Hello! My name is Ryleigh. I am 18 years old and an early graduate from Reagan High School. A little background information about myself: I was born and raised in Wisconsin and am the youngest of […]