Two actors playing characters who are not in agreement.
Two actors playing characters who are not on the same page.

Stage Test

An Evening of Works in Development

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Studio 4C at the MYArts building
1055 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI

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Join us for Rotate Theatre's winter event, Stage Test: An Evening of Works in Development on Saturday, February 17 at 4:30pm in Studio 4C at the MYArts building (1055 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI)! Enjoy staged readings of new short plays and excerpts from full-length pieces, plus shape the next steps these plays take on their journeys to the stage!

Stage Test is part of Rotate Theatre's 2023/2024 development-focused season and comes off the heels of two adult workshop series, one focused on writing, the other on acting. Both mixed-level workshop series emphasized the importance of underrepresented perspectives, provided opportunities for experienced and beginner artists to learn from each other, and utilized our Rotation Practices which offer accessible activities for exploration and skill-building. Many of the series artists are featured in Stage Test along with frequent Rotate Theatre collaborators, giving audiences a glimpse into the workshops as the writers and actors experiment with brand new pieces. After the performance, share your questions in a post-show talk-back and cast a ballot for the plays you want to see in Rotate Theatre's future programming!

Stage Test runs approximately 95 minutes (including one intermission) and features Brooke Allen, Ashely Bagot, Leah Roth Barsanti, Maria Dahman, Autumn Yael Fearing-Kabler, Erika Kachama-Nkoy, Safina Klepzig, Sarthak Kumar, Aaron Lade, Kathleen Nichols, Richard Paro, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Cyra K. Polizzi, Rini Tarafder, Christina Thuli, and Vanessa Uzcategui. Visit the Collaborator Bios page to learn more about the artists!

Postcard with collaborator headshots

About Rotate Theatre Company

Rotate Theatre Company produces plays and musicals, festivals and curated programs, workshops, independent films, and special events. Rotate Theatre projects are designed to contribute to larger webs of strategies that build more just futures for artists and the general public. To accomplish this, Rotate Theatre projects embrace practices that enrich the lives of collaborative artists, engage audiences in laughter and discussion, incorporate multidirectional learning, celebrate performing arts featuring underrepresented perspectives. Recent projects include Rotate Theatre Mini Fest which featured special events, audience engagement activities, and an entertaining and thought-provoking lineup of short plays presented as part of World Premiere Wisconsin.

Access & Accommodations

Please email, call 608-515-8912, or check the Access Chart for information regarding access or accommodations.

The MYArts building (1055 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI) is near public transportation and paid parking structures, and has ADA-compliant single-occupancy gender-neutral restrooms and elevators.

Stage Test is designed for adult audiences. Supervised children are welcome if comfortable with mature themes, humor, and language.

All tickets for this one-night development event are at the $5 Access Ticket level. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door starting 30 minutes before the performance. If an Access Ticket is cost prohibitive, please email for a free ticket.

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Thank you!

This project is made possible through partnerships and support from many individuals and organizations, including:

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