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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 […]

The Carnival is Coming to … Next Act Theatre!

The Carnival is Coming to … Next Act Theatre! By Jane Flieller, Development Director Ever wanted to see Producing Artistic Director, David Cecsarini, all wet? Well, now’s your chance! Pencil this date in your calendars because you won’t want to miss the fun: Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 5 to 9pmBRAVO, NEXT ACT 2022! Back […]

It’s the Gift That Counts

It’s the Gift That Counts By Jane Flieller, Development Director The thought behind the gift is equally important. As a nonprofit arts organization, Next Act Theatre relies on the generosity of individuals like you to help support the work we do. Let’s talk about “why”? The arts help us to see a different perspective from […]

Meet Mr. Mangan

Meet Mr. Mangan By David Cecsarini, Producing Artistic Director It’s my pleasure to introduce our Next Act audience to Jamil A. C. Mangan, director of Dominique Morisseau’s PIPELINE, coming up next. First, I owe a big Thank You to Renaissance Theaterworks Artistic Director Suzan Fete, who recommended Jamil as a possible director for PIPELINE. He […]

Want to be P.C.? – Producer’s Circle, That Is!

Want to be P.C.? – Producer’s Circle, That Is! By Jane Flieller, Development Director Next Act recently held its annual Producer’s Circle event. Each fall, donors who generously contribute $1,000 a year or more are treated to a sneak peek of the first show of the season. Following a reception and open bar in the […]

Next Up!

Next Up! By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director and Jane Flieller, Development Director We’ve got the perfect holiday gift! Give the gift of theatre in a “brand” new way – merchandise from Next Act Theatre! Have a fan of Next Act on your gift list? Now you can treat them to a limited edition screened cocktail […]

Thanks for Staying Safe with Us

Thanks for Staying Safe With Us By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director Our return to live theatre this season looked a little different than past seasons, with safety measures in place (which will stay in place for RED HERRING and the rest of our season) to protect our staff, our artists and YOU from COVID-19. We […]