Feast Forward is a city-wide dinner party fundraiser to 
benefit Forward Theater’s artistic and outreach programming.

This year's theme, Feed Me a Story, is inspired by our Out of the Fire: Banned Books
Monologue Festival
 that will be a highlight of our upcoming 2014-2015 season. 

 You're in for a fabulous full evening as we celebrate our freedom to
consume stories of all sorts in delicious ways!

  6 pm

The event begins with a community-wide dinner party.
Hundreds of attendees will gather at hosts' homes, area restaurants, 
and larger group dinners themed around two of the best-known banned books.

Please consider hosting a dinner for your friends to support Forward Theater!
See details below beneath our sponsor thanks.

Or, join us at one of these venues:

The Great Gatsby party
at The Livingston Inn
Catering by Dan Fox's Fox Heritage Farms
Gatsby-style glamour with delectable treats
from one of the area's finest chefs 
at this majestic Madison landmarks.
$125 per person ($50 tax deductible)
Cash bar

The Catcher in the Rye

at The Coopers Tavern 
Getting through growing up with
sarcasm and cocktails.

$75 ($25 tax deductible)
Cash bar



Forward Theater actors will be circulating to talk with guests.
Party theme attire encouraged.


8 pm
Everyone gathers at Overture Center for a sexy, sinful finish to our feast
that includes dessert, a silent auction and raffle, and a saucy Vaudeville show.

Online RSVP coming soon.
We hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact Julia Nicholas at 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 608-234-5001.



Home Hosted Dinners

Please consider hosting or co-hosting a Feast Forward Act I dinner in your home. Devise your own menu and invite your friends and acquaintances. Set your suggested donation range (from $50 - $250 per person) depending on what you are planning to serve, who you are inviting to your party, and their likely level of giving.

Hosts provide dinner and libations. FTC provides invites, support, and a lovely Act II at Overture Center.

Consider encouraging your guests to dress in theme inspired attire and creating a dinner of hors d’oeuvres rather than a sit-down meal that will allow a more fluid number of people to attend.

If entertaining in your home isn't for you, we'd be happy to share information with you about hosting a group at one of our larger public parties themed described above.


Benefits of Hosting
You’re making Forward Theater’s brand of locally produced professional theater possible!
In addition:

    • Receive our thanks from the Act II Vaudeville stage and on signage in the Playhouse lobby during our fall show.
    • Share your love of theater with your guests. We’ll give you a gift certificate for two tickets to one of FTC’s 2014-2015 shows to give to one of your guests as a door prize.
    • Take home a host gift bag with FTC swag, a fun kitchen item from one of our sponsors, Orange Tree Imports, and more.

Save your receipts, and, with your letter of acknowledgement from Forward Theater, your party costs are tax deductible.

Please contact Julia Nicholas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 608-234-5001 to host a dinner or for more information.

Highlights from 2013's Feast Forward
Check out our ACT II highlight video or click on any photo below to enjoy a slideshow of a few of our favorite photos from the 2013 event.