Out of the Fire: The Banned Books Monologues with Forward Theater

Deerfield Public Library

Forward Theater Company has been performing monologues in the libraries since 2010 and audiences continue to ask for more! Every other year, Forward puts out a call for original monologues based on a common theme. The best twelve are chosen and performed by professional actors in a weekend of shows at Overture Center. Those same actors (and monologues) are available to perform at your library.



Bad Librarian, Sam White (Madison, WI): A librarian comes to terms with her love of Catcher in the Rye and the effect it has on others. Performed by Jessica Witham.

- The New Technology, Liz Duffy Adams, (New York City, NY): At a secret meeting of an underground organization a few decades in the future, a new technology is revealed.

- No Dying, Amy White, (Mt. Vernon, IA): A mother's request for the banning of certain books.

Singed, Alison O'Reilly Poage (Houston, TX): A man discovers that being a children's librarian isn't such a nice, quiet job after all. Performed by Jess Schuknecht

On Toronto, James DeVita (Spring Green, WI): On tonight's edition of a fictional news show, we learn of the movement to ban a popular children's book.  Performed by Michael Herold, founding member of Forward Theater Company, and member of Actor's’ Equity Association.


Program lasts approximately 60 minutes.

For more information about Forward Theater visit: http://www.forwardtheater.com/onstage.

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Sponsoring Partner(s): 
Beyond the Page, Madison Community Foundation, Dane Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities

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