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World Premiere Wisconsin is an inaugural statewide festival celebrating new plays and musicals.

MARCH 1-JUNE 30, 2023

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The Heart Sellers

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Feb 7 - Mar 19
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Finder and the North Star

Children’s Theater of Madison

Feb 18 - Mar 5
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Shining in Misery – A King-Size Parody Image

Shining in Misery – A King-Size Parody

Capital City Theatre

Feb 23 - Mar 5
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Bad in Bed (A Fairy Tale) Image

Bad in Bed (A Fairy Tale)

Madison Theatre Guild

Mar 3 - Mar 11
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Hoops

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Mar 10 - Apr 12
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Così fan tutte: REMIX Image

Così fan tutte: REMIX

Florentine Opera Company

Mar 17 - Mar 26
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A Crooked French Affair

Fond du Lac Community Theatre

Mar 23 - Mar 26
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Tidy

Renaissance Theaterworks

Mar 24 - Apr 16
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You Don’t Deserve to Die

UW-Green Bay Theatre & Dance

Mar 25
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The Barber and the Unknown

American Players Theatre

Mar 27
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Artemisia

Forward Theater Company

Apr 13 - Apr 30
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It’s All Overboard

Broom Street Theater

Apr 14 - May 6
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Joe Hill: A Song of Protest

UW-Oshkosh /Fond du Lac Theatre

Apr 20 - Apr 30
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Hush the Waves

Strollers Theatre

Apr 21 - May 6
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The Forgotten Girl

First Stage

Apr 26
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Zuri’s Crown

Black Arts MKE

Apr 27 - Apr 29
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God’s Spies

Next Act Theatre

Apr 27 - May 21
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There’s an App For That

Pile of Cats Theatre Company

Apr 28 - May 6
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The Gracious Sisters

First Stage

May 5 - May 21
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I Carry Your Heart With Me Image

I Carry Your Heart With Me

Third Avenue PlayWorks

May 10 - May 28
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A Woman Is… Image

A Woman Is…

TNW Ensemble Theater

May 13 - May 14
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Lincoln & Liberty Too

Play-by-Play Theatre Inc

May 18 - May 21
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About the Kids

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

May 26
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Greetings from Green Lake, Wisconsin

Waukesha Civic Theatre

Jun 7 - Jun 8
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38th Annual Original One Act Festival

Village Playhouse

Jun 9 - Jun 18
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Micro [A Workshop Performance]

Music Theatre of Madison

Jun 9
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Rotate Theatre Mini Fest

Rotate Theatre Company

Jun 10 - Jun 11
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A Rock Sails By

Peninsula Players Theatre

Jun 13 - Jun 30
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The Fish Whisperer

Northern Sky Theater

Jun 14 - Jun 30
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CapitalQ Theatre Festival 2023

StageQ

Jun 23 - Jun 25
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Out of the Blue

The Weidner

Jun 23
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Local Brew

This is a special batch: written by WI playwrights right in our backyard.

Finder and the North Star Image

Finder and the North Star

Children’s Theater of Madison

Feb 18 - Mar 5
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Shining in Misery – A King-Size Parody Image

Shining in Misery – A King-Size Parody

Capital City Theatre

Feb 23 - Mar 5
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Bad in Bed (A Fairy Tale) Image

Bad in Bed (A Fairy Tale)

Madison Theatre Guild

Mar 3 - Mar 11
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Hoops Image

Hoops

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Mar 10 - Apr 12
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A Crooked French Affair Image

A Crooked French Affair

Fond du Lac Community Theatre

Mar 23 - Mar 26
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You Don’t Deserve to Die Image

You Don’t Deserve to Die

UW-Green Bay Theatre & Dance

Mar 25
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It’s All Overboard Image

It’s All Overboard

Broom Street Theater

Apr 14 - May 6
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Joe Hill: A Song of Protest Image

Joe Hill: A Song of Protest

UW-Oshkosh /Fond du Lac Theatre

Apr 20 - Apr 30
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Hush the Waves Image

Hush the Waves

Strollers Theatre

Apr 21 - May 6
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Zuri’s Crown Image

Zuri’s Crown

Black Arts MKE

Apr 27 - Apr 29
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There’s an App For That Image

There’s an App For That

Pile of Cats Theatre Company

Apr 28 - May 6
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The Gracious Sisters Image

The Gracious Sisters

First Stage

May 5 - May 21
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A Woman Is… Image

A Woman Is…

TNW Ensemble Theater

May 13 - May 14
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Lincoln & Liberty Too Image

Lincoln & Liberty Too

Play-by-Play Theatre Inc

May 18 - May 21
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About the Kids Image

About the Kids

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

May 26
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Greetings from Green Lake, Wisconsin Image

Greetings from Green Lake, Wisconsin

Waukesha Civic Theatre

Jun 7 - Jun 8
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38th Annual Original One Act Festival Image

38th Annual Original One Act Festival

Village Playhouse

Jun 9 - Jun 18
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Micro [A Workshop Performance] Image

Micro [A Workshop Performance]

Music Theatre of Madison

Jun 9
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CapitalQ Theatre Festival 2023 Image

CapitalQ Theatre Festival 2023

StageQ

Jun 23 - Jun 25
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Out of the Blue Image

Out of the Blue

The Weidner

Jun 23
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MKE Plays Here

What’s the 411 on WPW in the 414? Find out what’s happening in Milwaukee. (Full credit to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre for the dope slogan!)

The Heart Sellers Image

The Heart Sellers

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Feb 7 - Mar 19
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Hoops Image

Hoops

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Mar 10 - Apr 12
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Così fan tutte: REMIX Image

Così fan tutte: REMIX

Florentine Opera Company

Mar 17 - Mar 26
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Tidy Image

Tidy

Renaissance Theaterworks

Mar 24 - Apr 16
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The Forgotten Girl Image

The Forgotten Girl

First Stage

Apr 26
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God’s Spies Image

God’s Spies

Next Act Theatre

Apr 27 - May 21
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Zuri’s Crown Image

Zuri’s Crown

Black Arts MKE

Apr 27 - Apr 29
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The Gracious Sisters Image

The Gracious Sisters

First Stage

May 5 - May 21
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38th Annual Original One Act Festival Image

38th Annual Original One Act Festival

Village Playhouse

Jun 9 - Jun 18
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MAD(ison) About Plays?

Check out what’s happenin’ in our capital city.

Finder and the North Star Image

Finder and the North Star

Children’s Theater of Madison

Feb 18 - Mar 5
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Shining in Misery – A King-Size Parody Image

Shining in Misery – A King-Size Parody

Capital City Theatre

Feb 23 - Mar 5
More details
Bad in Bed (A Fairy Tale) Image

Bad in Bed (A Fairy Tale)

Madison Theatre Guild

Mar 3 - Mar 11
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Artemisia Image

Artemisia

Forward Theater Company

Apr 13 - Apr 30
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It’s All Overboard Image

It’s All Overboard

Broom Street Theater

Apr 14 - May 6
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Hush the Waves Image

Hush the Waves

Strollers Theatre

Apr 21 - May 6
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There’s an App For That Image

There’s an App For That

Pile of Cats Theatre Company

Apr 28 - May 6
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A Woman Is… Image

A Woman Is…

TNW Ensemble Theater

May 13 - May 14
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Micro [A Workshop Performance] Image

Micro [A Workshop Performance]

Music Theatre of Madison

Jun 9
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Rotate Theatre Mini Fest Image

Rotate Theatre Mini Fest

Rotate Theatre Company

Jun 10 - Jun 11
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CapitalQ Theatre Festival 2023 Image

CapitalQ Theatre Festival 2023

StageQ

Jun 23 - Jun 25
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Knockin’ on our stage DOOR

When the days get longer and temperatures rise, see these hot shows coming to Door County!

I Carry Your Heart With Me Image

I Carry Your Heart With Me

Third Avenue PlayWorks

May 10 - May 28
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A Rock Sails By Image

A Rock Sails By

Peninsula Players Theatre

Jun 13 - Jun 30
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The Fish Whisperer Image

The Fish Whisperer

Northern Sky Theater

Jun 14 - Jun 30
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LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT

World Premiere Wisconsin has the privilege and responsibility to acknowledge the Indigenous people who have called this land home for generations, and that the state now known as Wisconsin is home to the largest number of Native American tribes east of the Mississippi River, encompassing 11 sovereign Tribal nations that abide by their own constitutions: Bad River Ojibwe, Forest County Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Menominee Nation, Mole Lake Sokaogan Chippewa, Oneida Nation, Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe, St. Croix Band of Ojibwe, and Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans. No matter where you are in the state, you are on the ancestral land of a Tribal nation. World Premiere Wisconsin reminds each of us to take the opportunity to learn about and appreciate the history of the land we are on and the great historical, present, and future contributions of Indigenous people. You can learn more at wisconsinfirstnations.org.