The Cast & Designers of the 2017-18 Season

It may still be August, but design meetings have already begun and plans are well underway to bring you another fantastic season of theater in the Playhouse!

I and You by Lauren Gunderson
A cast of two young actors will be bringing this incredible story to life. Alistair Sewell is making his fourth appearance on the Forward Stage, playing the role of Anthony. You might remember him as Kenny, the troubled youngster in From Up Here. Chantae Miller makes her Forward debut in the role of Caroline.
On the design team, we have Noelle Stollmack (set & lights), Joe Cerqua (sound & music), Shannon Heibler (costumes), Pam Miles (props). Jen Gray directs.

Exit Strategy by Ike Holter
You'll recognize many familiar faces in this production: Sarah Day, Jim Buske (From Up Here, Moonlight & Magnolias), Marques Causey (The Flick), and Nicolas Harazin in his fifth Forward role (who could ever forget him as Philo Farnsworth?). Three actors are making their Forward debuts with this show: Melisa Pereyra (Core Company Member at APT), Ericka Wade, and Daniel Torres-Rangel.
Marti Gobel, who has has appeared on stage in two Forward shows, switches hats and will be directing. The design team consists of Madelyn Yee (set), Ann Archibold (lights), Monica Kilkus (costumes), Joe Cerqua (sound & music), Pam Miles (props).

Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison
We end our season by bringing back Michael Huftile (last seen in Silent Sky and The Farnsworth Invention) to our stage, and are delighted to welcome three actors making their Forward debuts: Brian Mani (Core Company Member at APT), Milwaukee’s Niffer Clarke, and veteran Madison actor Judy Kimball.
Our designers are Chris Dunham (set), Greg Hoffman (lights), Scott Rott (costumes) and Pam Miles (props). Jen Gray directs.

These lists perfectly illustrate how many professional artists live in Wisconsin! We're grateful to live in such a vibrant community of theatrical wizards.