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Forward Theater is making some “bold” choices for its fifth year – the 2013-2014 season. And that’s just how Artistic Director Jennifer Uphoff Gray likes it.

 “Forward Theater has always been the product of a few driving forces: Creativity. Passion. Determination. And most of all, boldness. The plays we’re bringing to Madison next year perfectly represent that philosophy. We can’t wait to introduce these amazing scripts to our audience.”

FTC Board President Kathie Nichols agrees. “This feels like a special milestone year for Forward,” she said. “It’s our fifth season of bringing locally produced, professional theater to Overture Center. Each year our audiences have grown. Our profile has grown, both in Wisconsin and in the region. With every production, every season I think we can’t top ourselves, and then we do. It’s thrilling.”

Forward Theater Company’s main stage season for 2013-2014 includes:

  • Sons of the Prophet, by Stephen Karam, which focuses on a family forced to overcome a hailstorm of hardships and injustices, making the bold choice to persevere.
  • Red, by John Logan, in which the bold strokes of a paintbrush give an unrelenting artist both the honor and the burden of representing his generation.
  • Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, a playful look at the bold adventures of Aphra Behn, who transforms herself from an accused spy locked in a 17th-century British jail to a professional playwright, literally overnight.
  • Forward Theater will also continue its New Play Development Series, presenting staged readings of two original scripts by Wisconsin playwrights. 

Reflecting on FTC’s first four seasons, company manager and FTC founder Celia Klehr commented that, “Forward is all about Madison. We’re Madison artists working and living in this community, giving back to the community, becoming not only an artistic, but also an economic force in this community.  It’s been a long journey from that night when I gathered my friends around the kitchen table to talk about forming a theater. And now, in partnership with our amazing audience, look at all we have created.”