New for 2016-17! The Forward Theater Company Play Club and Library Events are now free, and open to the public!

Dane County Public Libraries will now be hosting several play club meetings in conjunction with each Forward Theater show. It's fun and easy to take part: just sign up at a participating library to attend the meeting, check out a script and study guide at your library when they arrive, and then head to your library for the discussion. The conversation will be led by a Forward Theater Company artist, and scenes from the play will be read aloud by Forward Theater actors.

Back by popular demand is the Library Monologue Series, which features performances from our previous monologue festivals by Forward Theater artists. Dates and times for scheduled Play Clubs and Monologue Series are listed below.

Forward Theater Play Clubs in the Library are a part of the From Page to Stage program, which is possible thanks to Beyond the Page, Madison Community Foundation, Dane Arts Commission and the Wisconsin Humanities Council.


4000 Miles Play Clubs
These sessions have ended
Outside Mullingar Play Clubs
Friday, Jan. 6th, 6:00pm, Alicia Ashman branch Madison Public Library
Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 6:30pm, Oregon Public Library - Info
- Register online here
- Or, register by phone at 608-835-3656
Thursday, Jan. 26th, 7:00pm, Belleville Public Library
- Registration is in person or by phone, (608) 424-1812.
- For more information, visit:
Learning to Stay Play Clubs
Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 6:00pm, Cross Plains Public Library Thursday, Mar. 2nd, 6:00pm, DeForest Public Library
Monday, Mar. 20th, 6:30pm, Sequoya Branch Madison Public Library
Wednesday, Mar. 15th, 6:00pm, E.D. Locke Public Library, McFarland
Thursday, Mar. 16th, 6:00pm, Middleton Public Library


Each presentation consists of five monologues and a talkback

Banned Books Monologues
No performances scheduled
Soul Food Monologues
Waunakee Public Library
Tuesday, April 18th - 7:00pm

Middleton Public Library
Wednesday, April 19th - 6:30pm