Within These Walls:
Stories of Home

Monologue Festival
June 24-27, 2021 (rescheduled from May)

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It can mean something different for everyone. For some it is a place, or people, or simply memories made over time. But “home” defines us all in one way or another, and this evocative word serves as the inspiration for FTC’s sixth monologue festival, featuring original pieces written just for us by playwrights from across our community and around the nation. A collection of stories in places borrowed and possessed, offering a thoughtful look at what it means to belong.

“I’ve had the incredible privilege of being part of Forward Theater’s monologue festivals as an actor, director, and writer. It’s always one of my favorite events, and deeply satisfying as a Wisconsin artist to have my work realized on stage. The festival embraces a large number of local artists and explores themes that make for exceptional theater."
- Jess Schuknecht, Theater Artist

Sponsored by: First Business Bank, Husch Blackwell, Steve Brown Apartments


Lucky, by Liz Duffy Adams, Northampton, MA

Breaking Fourth, by Amanda Schumacher, Wauwatosa, WI

Ghost Tour, by Jamie Custer, Chicago, IL

Home of the BIPOC, by Opal Tomashevska*, Madison, WI

I Love a Place I’ve Never Been, by Amber Palmer*, Madison, WI

Leaves Falling on a Brooklyn Girl, by Wendy Biller*, Los Angeles, CA

Mariah Has an Imaginary Conversation with Dee Dee Ramone, by Maury Zeff*, San Francisco, CA

McDonald’s, by Devin Porter*, Bellport, NY

Old Comiskey Park, by Peter Filichia*, New York NY

Outreach, by Russell Weeks, Seattle, WA

The Escape, by Emily Glick*, Middleton, WI

To the Young in Heart, by Eva Nimmer*, Milwaukee, WI

*Indicates a playwright new to the festival.