World Premiere Workshop – Next Act Theatre

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 performed at Next Act in recent years. In early December, Cain spent a week in Milwaukee to workshop this world-premiere play with a team of actors before presenting it for its first-ever public reading. Feedback from attendees, as well as the work done in rehearsal, will inform how the play grows and evolves before it is seen fully-produced on our stage in April! Thank you to everyone who attended and helped shape this new play.

The Last White Man
by Bill Cain
First reading – December 5, 2021
Charlie – David Cecsarini*
Rafe – Ryan Zierk
Tigg – Jonathan Wainwright*
Xandri – Demetria Thomas*
Director – David Cecsarini*
Stage Manager – Bailey Wegner*
ASM/Safety Supervisor – Natasha Goeller

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Notes from Bill Cain:
This play is suggested by a series of events that took place at the National Theatre, but the play itself is a complete fiction.
It’s a theater story.
It never happened –
but it might have a truth of its own in any case.

Author (and Jesuit priest) Bill Cain takes a moment to appreciate the Sistine Chapel

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