Learning to Stay Play Club

DeForest Library

Play Club extends a successful Forward Theater Co. program into the library world.  Play Club is part book club, part performance experience.  This program presents the opportunity to explore a play in depth through guided discussion, performance of scenes by actors, and discussion with director and actors. Participants will gain a new perspective on what makes a play work, its issues and struggles, and how it is brought to life on stage.

Participants will sign up at the library for Play Club and will receive a copy of the book Learning to Stay, by Erin Celello, to read prior to Play Club.  This book is currently being adapted as a play by Jim DeVita and will be preformend by Forward Theater March-April, 2017.

Program last approximately 90 minutes.

Forward Theater Personnel for Learning to Stay Play Club:   

Event CoordinatorJim Buske (Jim is an actor/director and a founding member of Forward Theater Company)


Liz Cassarino (Liz is a Madison-based actor and received her MFA from the UW Madison)

Jake Penner (Jake is an actor and director and a member of the Forward Theater Advisory Company -- he's also the associate director of Learning to Stay)

View more information about this series.

Thank you to our sponsors:






Sponsoring Library:

Sponsoring Partner(s): 
Beyond the Page, Madison Community Foundation, Dane Arts, WI Humanities Council

Event Type: