World Premiere Wisconsin is an inaugural statewide festival celebrating new plays and musicals.
MARCH 1-JUNE 30, 2023
Join the adventure and claim your WPW passport!
See plays, earn points, get cool swag, receive special offers, and be entered in exclusive sweepstakes! LEARN MORE ›
Thank you to our sponsors
It’s all NEW, baby! Be the FIRST to see these productions:
The Barber and the Unknown
American Players Theatre
This is a special batch: written by WI playwrights right in our backyard.
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!)
MAD(ison) About Plays?
Check out what’s happenin’ in our capital city.
Knockin’ on our stage DOOR
When the days get longer and temperatures rise, see these hot shows coming to Door County!
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.