The second season of Amplify – First Stage’s BIPOC Short Play Series begins with HOW TO ACTUALLY GRADUATE IN A VIRTUAL WORLD by playwright Nikkole Salter and a collaboration with Milwaukee Black Theater Festival’s Youth Night streaming now through Dec. 5. This timely play explores the experience of a group of high school students as they confront the reality that their high school graduation will be virtual during their pandemic school year.
The second play in First Stage’s fall 2021 Amplify –BIPOC Short Play Series will be STEP KIDS, is a new one-act musical by Tyrone L. Robinson and Postell Pringle. The production is directed and choreographed by Christopher Gilbert, who will be making his directorial debut with this production. In STEP KIDS, a group of seemingly unconnected high school students find common ground in the most unlikely of places - the audition for their school’s competitive step dance team.